Why This Heart-Wrenching Book About Syrians Is So Important

Why This Heart-Wrenching Book About Syrians Is So Important

The Syrian civil war started on the 15th of March 2011. Unfortunately, it is still an ongoing multi-sided armed conflict, fought primarily between the government of president Bashar al-Assad, and various forces opposing the government.     The war altered the lives of all Syrians, in ways no one could ever imagine. Which is why […]

This Ramadan Energy Bar Is All You Need for Sohour

This Ramadan Energy Bar Is All You Need for Sohour

by Farah Andil

Every Ramadan we witness a range of creative food ideas, whether it’s a new konafa topping or a new sohour trend, the holy month is just full of (delicious) surprises.   This year, an innovative Swiss-based company found a solution for our zombie-like state of mind while fasting.     Imran Posner and Farid Sanders […]

Amazon Confirms Acquisition of SOUQ.com

Amazon Confirms Acquisition of SOUQ.com

  Finally, the most talked-about business deal has come to a conclusion. Amazon just confirmed that it has reached an agreement to acquire SOUQ.com, one of the Middle East’s biggest e-commerce sites. The merge will widen the target market for both Amazon and SOUQ.   “Amazon and SOUQ.com share the same DNA – we’re both driven […]

Amazon Deal to Acquire Souq.com Is Back On

Amazon Deal to Acquire Souq.com Is Back On

Rumors of Amazon, the American e-commerce and cloud computing company, acquiring Dubai’s Souq.com surfaced back in November 2016, but in January 2017, it was sadly announced that they’re walking away from the bidding.     Souq.com has been valued at $1 billion, where Amazon was in the lead of the negotiations, but reportedly walked off […]

Amazon Is Considering a Logistics Center in Egypt

Amazon Is Considering a Logistics Center in Egypt

by Mohamed Rashed

Amazon, the largest e-commerce company in the world, is studying the establishment of a logistics center in Egypt. This is huge for the Egyptian economy on so many levels! Why, you say? Well, let us enlighten you.   Former Chairperson of the Egyptian-American Business Council, Hany Kesis, stated that numerous Egyptian companies have already begun […]

Amazon to Walk Away from $1 Billion Deal to Buy Souq.com

Amazon to Walk Away from $1 Billion Deal to Buy Souq.com

US sales giant Amazon has reportedly walked away from talks to acquire Dubai-based Souq.com after a disagreement over the price.     Bloomberg reported that the e-commerce business is now seeking other potential investors and is negotiating with mall operator Majid Al Futtaim. A few months ago, Amazon.com was in talks to acquire Souq.com for about $1 […]

These 8 Men Have as Much Money as Half of the World’s Population

These 8 Men Have as Much Money as Half of the World’s Population

  Eight individuals, all men, own as much wealth as the poorest half of the world’s population, Oxfam have said in a report calling for action to curtail rewards for those at the top.   Oxfam added that it was “beyond grotesque” that a handful of rich men are worth $426bn, equivalent to the wealth […]

Amazon to Possibly Buy Dubai’s Souq in $1 Billion Deal

Amazon to Possibly Buy Dubai’s Souq in $1 Billion Deal

by Amr Abdelhady

  Amazon is reportedly in talks to buy Souq, a Dubai-based online retail service. If that deal happens, it will give the e-commerce giant a footprint in the high-growth Middle East market.     Bloomberg reports that the founder of Amazon Jeff Bezos might spend up to $1 billion on the site to gain a foothold across […]

This Amazon Ad That Features an Imam and a Priest Will Warm Your Heart

This Amazon Ad That Features an Imam and a Priest Will Warm Your Heart

  The most surprising thing just happened. For the first time in the history, Amazon Prime had a Muslim imam featured in a television ad shown in the United States.  “I can’t think of one. There are plenty of religious figures in televisions, especially sitcoms and police procedurals. But no ads with imams,” said Tobe […]

Amazon’s Head Honcho Buys the Washington Post

It is the age of the internet and there is no disputing that! When people turn to Google to answer their simple questions, news is supplied to us in 140 characters or less, and every day there is a new site that pops us to give the world an alternative point of view. Then it […]