Aline Sara, founder of Natakallam, to speak at TechCrunch Disrupt in Berlin
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Aline Sara, founder of Natakallam, to speak at TechCrunch Disrupt in Berlin

TechCrunch is coming back to Berlin to talk with the best and brightest people in tech from Europe and the rest of the world. In…

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“Everyone is talking to everyone” — rideshare investor bypasses Uber-Careem rumor
Posted in Africa apps Automotive carsharing europe India Middle East Transportation Uber

“Everyone is talking to everyone” — rideshare investor bypasses Uber-Careem rumor

Ride-hailing giant Uber is in talks over a possible merger with Middle East rival Careem, according to Bloomberg — citing three people familiar with the matter. The…

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TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield is coming soon to Beirut, São Paolo and Lagos
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TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield is coming soon to Beirut, São Paolo and Lagos

Everyone knows there are thriving startup communities outside of obvious hubs, like San Francisco, Berlin, Bangalore and Beijing, but they don’t always get the support…

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TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield is coming soon to Beirut, São Paulo and Lagos
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TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield is coming soon to Beirut, São Paulo and Lagos

Everyone knows there are thriving startup communities outside of obvious hubs, like San Francisco, Berlin, Bangalore and Beijing, but they don’t always get the support…

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Uber’s European rival Taxify raises $175M led by Daimler at a $1B valuation
Posted in Australia Brazil carsharing China Collaborative Consumption Funding Fundings & Exits India Lyft Middle East Southeast Asia Uber

Uber’s European rival Taxify raises $175M led by Daimler at a $1B valuation

There’s a new unicorn in the global ride-hailing space after Taxify, a startup born in Estonia that does battle with Uber across Europe and Africa,…

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The Five Best Movies for Memorial Day
Posted in Lifezette Megyn Kelly Middle East Politics Pop Tom Hanks WASHINGTON WWII

The Five Best Movies for Memorial Day

Memorial Day is about remembering those who have paid the ultimate price for freedom, country — and a uniform very few citizens these days volunteer…

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Post Deal, How the US Can Keep Pressuring Iran
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Post Deal, How the US Can Keep Pressuring Iran

While President Donald Trump said the United States would give Iran a shot at making a more effective nuclear deal, experts—even those who backed the…

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Soldier Dazzled His Daughter from Half a World Away
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Soldier Dazzled His Daughter from Half a World Away

Nine-year-old cheerleader Mikayla Lange was surprised with a very special good-luck message from her father, Sgt. 1st Class Robert Lange, who’s stationed halfway across the…

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Bahrain announces discovery of 80 BILLION barrels of #oil
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Bahrain announces discovery of 80 BILLION barrels of #oil

Bahrain on Wednesday announced its newly discovered shale oil reserve was estimated to contain more than 80 billion barrels, making the once-marginal oil producer potentially…

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Robert Mueller investigation probes consulting firm linked to UAE
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Robert Mueller investigation probes consulting firm linked to UAE

US special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating a private consulting firm established in Israel and is linked to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the Wall…

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Bahrain's Bahraini Capital discovers largest #oil field in history of the Kingdom
Posted in AFP global economics Middle East Oil and Gas

Bahrain’s Bahraini Capital discovers largest #oil field in history of the Kingdom

Bahrain on Sunday announced it has discovered the largest oil and gas field in the history of the small kingdom, which unlike its Gulf neighbours…

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Saudi Crown Prince says Israel has 'right' to its land
Posted in AFP Israel Middle East Saudi Arabia World Military News

Saudi Crown Prince says Israel has ‘right’ to its land

The crown prince and de facto leader of Saudi Arabia said Israel has a “right” to a homeland, a notable shift in the kingdom’s position…

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US judge rejects Saudi Arabia's bid to drop 9/11 lawsuits
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US judge rejects Saudi Arabia’s bid to drop 9/11 lawsuits

A United States federal judge has rejected a motion by Saudi Arabia to drop charges accusing the Gulf kingdom of playing a role in the…

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The United States Central Command (CENTCOM) denies leaving air bases in Turkey and Qatar
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The United States Central Command (CENTCOM) denies leaving air bases in Turkey and Qatar

The United States Central Command (CENTCOM) has denied reports that its forces were leaving the Incirlik base in Turkey and the Al Udeid base in…

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First ever India-Israel flight over Saudi Arabian airspace angers El Al
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First ever India-Israel flight over Saudi Arabian airspace angers El Al

As Saudi Arabia opens its airspace for the first time to a commercial flight to Israel, Israel’s national carrier will take its own fight for…

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Qatar economy weathers Saudi economic blockade
Posted in al jazeera global economics Middle East Qatar WallSt

Qatar asks US to probe “financial warfare” by #UAE

Qatar’s central bank has asked US regulators to investigate an Emirati bank that Doha accuses of waging “financial warfare” against it. Qatar claims NBAD Americas,…

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Abu Dhabi awards France's Total stakes in oil agreements
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Abu Dhabi awards France’s Total stakes in oil agreements

Abu Dhabi state energy company ADNOC said Sunday it had awarded French oil giant Total stakes in two offshore oil concessions, as it looks to…

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Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Likens Iran's Ruler to Hitler
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Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Likens Iran’s Ruler to Hitler

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman likened Iran’s supreme leader to Adolf Hitler and said Saudi Arabia will quickly develop a nuclear bomb if Iran…

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