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Middle East Luxury E-Commerce Platform The List Raises Seed Funds

Middle East Luxury E-Commerce Platform The List Raises Seed Funds

March 19, 2018 3 min read You’re reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media. THE LIST, a Dubai-based luxury e-commerce platform, has raised US$1.7 million investment in a seed round from local and European VC firms and investors to get ready for its next phase of growth. While the names of investors […]

Kurds promise guerrilla war on Turkish forces in Afrin

Kurds promise guerrilla war on Turkish forces in Afrin

A tank belonging to Turkish soldiers and Ankara-backed Syrian Arab fighters is seen in the Kurdish-majority city of Afrin on March 18 (AFP) The Kurdish administration of Syria’s Afrin region indicated on Sunday that Kurdish-dominated forces fighting Turkey-backed groups in the area will shift from direct confrontation to guerrilla tactics. The pointer came after Ankara […]

Daesh bomb attack hits UAE military kitchen in Yemen

Daesh bomb attack hits UAE military kitchen in Yemen

At least four people have been killed in a Daesh suicide operation against the United Arab Emirates (UAE)-backed forces today, Anadolu Agency reported. The car smashed into a military kitchen hall serving Yemeni forces in northern Aden. Daesh claimed responsibility for the attack on the group’s Amaq News Agency, which says more than 30 people […]

Trump cites differences over Iran deal for Tillerson's firing

Trump cites differences over Iran deal for Tillerson's firing

US President Donald Trump speaks to the media from the South Lawn of the White House (AFP) US President Donald Trump cited his disagreements with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on the Iranian nuclear deal, as he explained his decision to replace him with CIA director Mike Pompeo. “We’ve been talking about this for a long […]

UCSB Middle East Ensemble Music and Dance

UCSB Middle East Ensemble Music and Dance

By Robert Bernstein The UCSB Middle East Ensemble offers a wonderful performance near the end of each UCSB quarter at a bargain price! Here are my photos and videos of their Winter 2018 performance this past weekend. Director Scott Marcus is the founder of the Middle East Ensemble as well as teaching music at UCSB. Here he […]

Gaza blast targets Palestinian PM Hamdallah’s convoy

Gaza blast targets Palestinian PM Hamdallah’s convoy

Image copyright AFP Image caption Rami Hamdallah attended a ceremony in Gaza after the explosion An explosion in the Gaza Strip has targeted the convoy of the Palestinian Prime Minister, Rami Hamdallah. Mr Hamdallah was unharmed, but there are reports of some injuries. President Mahmoud Abbas condemned the “cowardly” attack on the convoy and said […]

BBC UN appeal: Stop Iran harassing Persian service staff

BBC UN appeal: Stop Iran harassing Persian service staff

Image caption More than 20 BBC Persian service staff or family members have received death threats The BBC is making an unprecedented appeal to the UN to stop Iran from harassing its Persian service staff in London and their families in Iran. It says Iran has stepped up a campaign of intimidation, including threats, arrests […]

Syria war: Wounded ‘to be evacuated from Eastern Ghouta’ – rebels

Syria war: Wounded ‘to be evacuated from Eastern Ghouta’ – rebels

Image copyright AFP Image caption The UN says more than 1,000 critically ill and wounded people need to be evacuated The largest rebel group in Syria’s besieged Eastern Ghouta region says it has agreed with the government’s key ally Russia to evacuate wounded people. Jaysh al-Islam said the evacuations would take place in stages, but […]

Lone attacker killed at Iranian ambassador residence in Vienna

Lone attacker killed at Iranian ambassador residence in Vienna

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption The attacker “died on the spot” outside the Iranian ambassador’s house. The motive is unclear. An unknown attacker armed with a knife was shot and killed by soldiers guarding the Iranian ambassador’s residence in Vienna. One guard suffered a cut to the upper arm during the attack at about 23:35 […]

Mosul battle: ‘IS leader Baghdadi’ urges no retreat

Mosul battle: ‘IS leader Baghdadi’ urges no retreat

Image copyright AP Image caption Kurdish Peshmerga soldiers (pictured) are working alongside the Iraqi army, Shia militias and Sunni Arab tribesmen to retake Mosul The Islamic State (IS) group has released an audiotape which it says is from its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, ordering Iraqis to defend the city of Mosul against the Iraqi army. […]