<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/21/israeli-air-strike_n_5696974.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">Hamas Says 3 Top Gaza Commanders Killed In Israeli Air Strike</a>

Hamas Says 3 Top Gaza Commanders Killed In Israeli Air Strike

GAZA, Aug 21 (Reuters) – An Israeli air strike killed three senior Hamas military commanders in the Gaza Strip on Thursday, the Islamist militant group said.

Hamas, which dominates the Gaza Strip, named the men as Mohammed Abu Shammala, Raed al-Attar and Mohammed Barhoum and said they were killed in a bombing of a house in the southern town of Rafah.

The Israeli military had …read more

Source: World News


Gulf states and their US critics seek to shape US perceptions on the soccer pitch

By James M. Dorsey

Gulf states seeking to polish images tarnished by allegations of violations of human rights and their critics are employing soccer in an effort to shape American perceptions. At stake for countries like Qatar and the United Arab Emirates is more than just reputation; it is the ability to invest in strategic US assets without being challenged on their trustworthiness as investors and allies, and the ability to wield soft power as a defence strategy in the absence of real hard power.

Both Qatar and the UAE have been in the firing line for their …read more

Source: Sports


<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/20/lions-vs-crocodile_n_5696786.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">Lions vs. Crocodile In Violent Battle Caught On Video At Kenya's Samburu National Reserve</a>

Lions vs. Crocodile In Violent Battle Caught On Video At Kenya's Samburu National Reserve

Life can be rough, even when you’re at the top of the food chain.

A massive crocodile was fighting a lion, apparently over access to a dead elephant, in a dramatic scene caught on video — but it was hardly a fair fight as two other lions soon joined the fray.

“My family and I managed to catch an extremely rare event on camera during our recent trip to the Samburu National Reserve in Kenya,” Kai Banks wrote in the YouTube description. “We knew it was something special when our guide’s …read more

Source: World News


<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/steve-caldwell/every-leader-must-delegate-well_b_5696239.html?utm_hp_ref=business&ir=Business class="colorbox">Every Leader Must Delegate Well: 4 Tips to Become Effective</a>

Every Leader Must Delegate Well: 4 Tips to Become Effective

I’ve observed time and time again that so many new (and some not so new) managers struggle with delegating. They’ve never been taught that it means more than giving your subordinates “stuff off your to do list.”

I hope you’ll read and take action on the tips here, because if you’re in management and you don’t learn how to delegate effectively, you are severely limiting your career potential.

1. Get clear on your strengths and the strengths of each person on your team. This may take a bit of time, as strengths are evidenced by what a …read more

Source: Business


<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/20/thailand-moken-photos_n_5696022.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">These Photos Capture A Nomadic Thai Community In Transition</a>

These Photos Capture A Nomadic Thai Community In Transition

“The Other Hundred” is a unique photo book project aimed as a counterpoint to the Forbes 100 and other media rich lists by telling the stories of people around the world who are not rich but whose lives, struggles and achievements deserve to be celebrated. Its 100 photo stories move beyond the stereotypes and clichés that fill so much of the world’s media to explore the lives of people whose aspirations and achievements are at least as noteworthy as any member of the world’s richest 1 percent.

The 2004 Indian …read more

Source: World News


<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kishore-mahbubani/how-to-avoid-another-mh370_b_5695188.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">Why Won't the Big Powers Allow Global Monitoring of Flights Like MH370?</a>

Why Won't the Big Powers Allow Global Monitoring of Flights Like MH370?

SINGAPORE — Two Malaysian aircraft have come to tragic ends this year. MH370 has disappeared without a trace. MH17 was shot down. Many despair that little can be done to prevent such tragedies. Actually, there is a small “silver bullet” to help prevent an easy recurrence of such tragedies. This “silver bullet” is called multilateralism.

Civilian air traffic has exploded in recent decades. It has gone from over 30 million passengers in 1950 traveling across international frontiers to about 3 billion passengers in 2013. Travel distances have grown such that Revenue Passenger Kilometers (RPKs) flown were over …read more

Source: World News


<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/20/us-hostages-syria_n_5696419.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">U.S. Attempted And Failed To Rescue American Hostages In Syria</a>

U.S. Attempted And Failed To Rescue American Hostages In Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama sent U.S. troops to Syria earlier this summer to rescue a number of Americans held by a violent extremist group, including slain journalist James Foley, but did not find the hostages, senior Obama administration officials said Wednesday.

The officials said the rescue mission was authorized after intelligence agencies believed they had identified the location inside Syria where the hostages were being held. But the several dozen special operations troops who were dropped by aircraft into Syria did not find them engaged in a firefight with Islamic State militants before departing.

The officials …read more

Source: World News


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