Jacob Mahgerefteh

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What comes next in Iran vs. Saudi Arabia

Iran and Saudi Arabia's regional tug of war has shaped the Middle East for decades - think Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon, and Arab Spring hotspots Syria and …

George Osborne and Nick Clegg spotted having a man date

Remain campaigners George Osborne and Nick Clegg spotted meeting in Victoria restaurant https://t.co/Lim5Fsvfty pic.twitter.com/5qhbhU00PU<p>— LBC …

Top fund manager: 'How I make money from companies failing'

The term “short-selling” is inextricably linked with hedge funds. It conjures images of testosterone-fuelled City traders revelling as companies go bust and they cash in.<p>In reality, “shorting” a stock can be a defensive move, allowing a fund manager to profit from a company’s falling price.<p>The …

UK Porn Database Approved By MPs

Following the passing of the Investigatory Powers Bill, the British government is on a roll; and its latest privacy-busting measure, the innocuous-sounding Digital Economy Bill, was last night waved through by MPs without a vote.<p>The bill takes the U.K. back to the prudish days of the 1960s when a …

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Isis and Israel clash for first time after jihadis open fire on IDF

Israeli forces killed four Isis militants in Syria in the first direct clash between the country and the jihadi group.<p>The militants opened fire on a …

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The UK has passed the 'Snooper's Charter,' the 'most extreme surveillance in the history of western democracy'

The Investigatory Powers Bill would, among other measures, require websites to keep customers' browsing history for up to a year and allow law enforcement agencies to access them to help with investigations.<p>Edward Snowden, the former US National Security Agency contractor turned whistleblower, said …

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An Astrophysicist Says We Might Not Be Able to Distinguish Aliens From The Laws of Physics

What if dark matter is really just aliens?<p>An astrophysicist has put forward an interesting thought experiment this week: what if a civilisation of …

Why Theoretical Physicist Sylvester James Gates Sees No Conflict Between Science and Religion

An active proponent of education, diversity and communication, Sylvester James Gates is known for both his research in theoretical physics and his …

Multi-media journalists face jail time after reporting on North Dakota pipeline protest

Investigative reporter and co-founder of <i>Democracy Now!,</i> Amy Goodman, is now facing riot charges in the state of North Dakota after her report on a Native American-led pipeline protest there went viral on Facebook.<p><i>Democracy Now!</i> issued a statement about the new charges against Goodman late …

Food industry shaken by hard Brexit prospects, survey reveals

Concern grows over price rises, import duties and staff retention as uncertainty looms over the impact of leaving the single market<p>Confidence in the food and drink industry is increasingly fragile since the upheaval caused by the Brexit vote, a survey reveals on Wednesday, as the UK’s largest …

The PR War: How a public relations firm is lobbying for regime change in Syria

<b>In this photo provided by the Syrian Civil Defense group known as the White Helmets, shows heavily damaged buildings after airstrikes hit in Aleppo, Syria. (AP)</b><p>The Syria Campaign is pushing the U.S. to topple another Middle Eastern government<p>Max Blumenthal<p>October 4, 2016 8:58am (UTC)<p><i>This article</i> …

The head of Hezbollah has found someone he hates even more than Israelis

If there were any doubt as to just how toxic sectarian politics has become in the Middle East, the latest statement from the leader of the Iran-backed Lebanese Shia militant group Hezbollah should clear things right up.<p>Hassan Nasrallah, the secretary general of a group that has been fighting Israel …

Science Says This Old-School Style of Note-Taking Will Supercharge Your Brain

Writing notes by hand might translate into a quick climb up the corporate ladder because of how it forces the brain to process information.<p>Laptops and other devices mean you don't have to write your business notes by hand anymore, or even type them out at all. Defaulting to tech-based note-taking …

An Italian surgeon has renewed his promise to perform the world's first head transplant after a 'proof-of-concept' experiment on a dog

His latest, renewed claim comes after his collaborators released video footage to several news outlets, including a clip shown on Tuesday on Sky News. The video appears to show a dog stumbling on all fours and wagging its tail. Sky News claims the video was shot three weeks after an experimental …

7 Remarkably Powerful Keys to Happiness and Success (According to Science)

The good news is that happiness and success are things we can get more of.<p>Do you ever feel like you're always striving towards something--like a doing well at a job, finishing a project, or even meeting a deadline--without fully reaping the potential benefits that come after attaining it because …

The City of London is going to lose business from Brexit, say fund managers

The vast majority of investment industry executives fear Brexit will harm the City of London, and most believe it will damage the rest of the country too – potentially leading to the breakup of the United Kingdom.<p>A total of 82pc of fund managers believe London will be a loser from Brexit, according …