News Early-stage startups across the MENA region secure funding rounds

CAIRO: Startups throughout the Middle East and North Africa region are experiencing a surge in funding, significantly energizing the entrepreneurial ecosystem.  Across diverse locales such as Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and Tunisia, early-stage companies have successfully attracted pre-seed and seed investments this week, propelling their development and expansion.  Saudi Arabia-based food tech startup Barakah successfully raised … Devamını oku

UK minister for veterans ordered to name sources accusing SAS forces of executing Afghans

Kate, Britain’s Princess of Wales, said on Friday she was undergoing preventative chemotherapy after tests taken after she had major abdominal surgery in January revealed that cancer had been present.Kate, 42, the wife of heir to the throne Prince William, spent two weeks in hospital in January after undergoing what her office said at the … Devamını oku

World News Saudi artist designs festive collection for home goods giant

RIYADH: Saudi artist Ethar Balkhair’s first collaboration with Kuwait-based home goods giant, Abyat, which translates from Arabic to “homes,” recently dropped in time for the holy month. With green-tinted clear glassware, plates, gahwa cups and other accessories, Balkhair wants to help families break bread and break their fasts while enjoying a bit of her family’s … Devamını oku

Sports Brazil’s Robinho spends first night in jail for rape

BERLIN: German soccer and Adidas are breaking up. American sportswear giant Nike will supply all of Germany’s national teams with its apparel and equipment from 2027, the German soccer federation (DFB) surprisingly announced Thursday. The new deal extends to 2034 and ends Germany’s long-standing relationship with Adidas, which goes back some 70 years and had … Devamını oku

Sports UAE cyclist wants to ‘battle with the best’: Safiya Al-Sayegh’s historic road to Paris Olympics

Safiya Al-Sayegh is accustomed to being first. The American University of Dubai student has emerged as the UAE’s most exciting young cycling talent in recent years, having won the UAE National Cycling Championships in 2022 and 2023. Alongside her studies, she is now forging a career as the first Emirati woman to become a professional … Devamını oku

Sports Nike deal ends German soccer’s long-standing relationship with Adidas

PARIS: Israel’s hopes of reaching the European Championships for the first time against the background of bloody conflict at home were shattered by a 4-1 defeat to Iceland on Thursday while war-torn Ukraine stayed on course for the finals with a last-gasp comeback. Due to the ongoing conflict against Hamas, Israel’s tie was switched to … Devamını oku

Sports Former soccer star Robinho starts 9-year prison sentence in Brazil for 2013 rape in Italy

SAO PAULO: Former soccer star Robinho started serving a nine-year prison sentence in his native Brazil on Thursday more than 10 years after he was first accused of raping a woman in Italy. The 40-year-old Robinho left his apartment building in the beachfront city of Santos, outside Sao Paulo, in a black police car after … Devamını oku

Life British cartoonist Tim Sanders celebrates Palestinian life and resistance in London exhibition

ALULA: AlUla’s mirrored Maraya concert hall is currently hosting “More than Meets the Eye,” featuring works from private art collections in Saudi Arabia, some of which are being displayed publicly for the first time.  The show includes work dating back to the 1950s up to the present day, ranging from paintings to films and installations, … Devamını oku

Life Dubai restaurateur apologizes for sharing controversial pro-Israel video

Recipes for success: Chef Bojan Cirjanic offers advice and a tasty courgette recipe  DUBAI: Serbian chef Bojan Cirjanic — currently executive chef at Folly in Dubai — had some pretty prosaic reasons to be interested in cooking.  “I think most chefs go with something like, ‘My grandma was an amazing chef, she inspired me,’ and all … Devamını oku