US Marine gets 2 years in prison for disappearing in Iraq, Lebanon a decade ago

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

AP) — US Marine gets 2 years in prison for disappearing in Iraq, Lebanon a decade ago CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (AP)

How Facebook's 'Safety Check' Played an Important Role During the Attacks in Paris

Inc Startups

million people used the feature, but the social network also drew criticism for not activating it after the earlier bombings in Lebanon More than 4.1

I’m Honored That I Get To Work With Ayah Bdeir At littleBits

Feld Thoughts

In 1982, my family fled my home country of Lebanon because they feared for our lives during the Lebanese-Israel war; we were welcomed in Canada with open arms. In 2006, a war broke out between Israel and Lebanon; my sister and I separated from my mom and other sisters to flee to Jordan, then the United Kingdom, then the United States.

Anatomy of a Prelaunch: FreshAir Sensor's 2 Smart Steps

Inc Startups

FreshAir Sensor, a five-employee startup based in Lebanon, NH, is launching its debut smoke-detection product at a major Manhattan trade show next week. Here''s how they prepared

Cumberland naming court after Coastal Carolina coach Ellis

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

LEBANON, Tenn. (AP) AP) — Coastal Carolina coach Cliff Ellis will have the basketball court at NAIA program Cumberland University named in his honor

Mitsui Ventures Invests $3 Million in MoMinis

VC Cafe

I sraeli startup Mominis has announced a second investment round of $3 million, led by Mitsui Ventures, BRM and existing private investors headed by Baruch Lebanon.

Mitsui Ventures Invests $3 Million in MoMinis

VC Cafe

I sraeli startup Mominis has announced a second investment round of $3 million, led by Mitsui Ventures, BRM and existing private investors headed by Baruch Lebanon.

Which startups should jump into the ‘Shark Tank’?

The Next Web

As child refugees from Lebanon, Donna and Rosy Khalife knew how to get creative. Growing up in Canada, then Massachusetts, their dad taught the sisters how to engrave plastic, recycle metal and create art using global stamps and coins.

Book Short: From Beirut to Jerusalem

Ben Casnocha: The Blog

E.g., Britain carving out land and calling it Jordan, France (effectively) creating Lebanon. I finally got around to the book many have recommended over the years: Tom Friedman’s From Beirut to Jerusalem. This is the book that put Tom Friedman on the map.

After a decade of twists, vanishing Marine goes to trial

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

AP) — A Marine who vanished in Iraq and later wound up in Lebanon faces trial more than a decade after the case began RALEIGH, N.C. (AP)

North Carolina woman killed during climb in Virginia

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

LEBANON, Va. (AP) AP) — Law enforcement officials say a 36-year-old Asheville, North Carolina, woman fell 50 feet to her death from a rock cliff in a forested mountain region of southwest Virginia

Marine who vanished in Iraq gets 2 years in prison

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

Marine who vanished a decade ago in Iraq has been sentenced to two years in prison for leaving his post and then fleeing to Lebanon after a brief return to the U.S. RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) AP) — A U.S.

Opening statements set in trial for Marine who vanished

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

Marine who vanished from his post in Iraq a decade ago and later wound up in Lebanon CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (AP) AP) — Opening statements are expected in the trial of a U.S.

Vanishing Marine will be tried on desertion charge

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

Marine who vanished from his unit in Iraq and later wound up in Lebanon for eight years will face trial on desertion and other charges, the military said Friday RALEIGH — A U.S.

Mounting Geopolitical Risks Threaten Middle East Economic Recovery


Iran has a vast network of allies in the Middle East, particularly Iraq, Lebanon, Syria and some Gulf Cooperation Council countries, that it could use to destabilize the region.

Brilliance, From The Economist - Syria by way of Tehran


Yet after two years of financing an increasingly volatile civil war that could end up threatening its wider interests, particularly in Lebanon and Iraq, some say that Iran may be becoming less inclined to fight for Mr Assad at all cost. Reposted from The Economist THE chemical attack on a suburb of the Syrian capital, Damascus, which left more than 1,400 people dead on August 21st, has put Iran’s new president in a particularly tricky position, barely a month into the job.

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Reducing Risk And Optimising Business Opportunity In The Middle East


The Middle East and North Africa region ( MENA ) has been an expat hotspot for decades thanks in the main to the discovery and subsequent development and exploitation of oil.

The Top 5 Best Cities For Possibility

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Beirut, Lebanon 10. Every year there’s a list of cities that have been researched to be the best of some category. There are the “most livable,” cities and the “happiest,” the “Best for VC Capital” and more, but can you put a measure on the cities with the most possibility?

Reid Hoffman Wants You to Invest His Money

Inc Startups

“Where our lenders struggle more to understand the impact tends to be with loans to men in countries like Jordan, Lebanon, and Yemen," Shah says. "We The LinkedIn co-founder is lending $1 million to struggling entrepreneurs around the world and you can help decide who gets it.

18 Entrepreneurs Explain Why They Started Their Business


I started CedarLane Natural Foods over thirty years ago after emigrating from Lebanon to escape war and social unrest. Share Each business has a story. No matter if the business is a Goliath like Wal-Mart, or a local business owned by a couple or family, the business has roots in an idea.

Going Beyond Corporate Social Responsibility

Inc Startups

Mowgli currently operates in Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Qatar, and Syria. In response, countries like Lebanon have come up with innovative SME financing programs. Companies can advance social goals by nurturing startup ecosystems.

Meet the 5 Most Powerful Women in Gaming

Inc Startups

In April 2008, Abbas teamed up with Ziad Feghali and Karim Abi Saleh to found Wixel, one of Lebanon''s first gaming companies. Here''s how OUYA co-founder and CEO Julie Uhrman and four other female entrepreneurs are revolutionizing gaming.

At 28, Winning the War Against Counterfeit Drugs

Inc Startups

Dually headquartered in Lebanon, New Hampshire and Gurgaon, India, PharmaSecure partners with pharmaceutical companies throughout India to print serial numbers on drug bottles.

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Lessons and Impressions from Israel

Ben Casnocha: The Blog

And the third feeling I had, when I realized I was just a couple hour drive from Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, Jordan, is that Israel is smack dab in the middle of the most volatile place in the world: Israel is so, so fragile.

6 Pointers from the Man Who Invented the iPod

Inc Startups

In 2010, Fadell, who was born in Lebanon but grew up in Michigan, founded Nest, an industrial design firm that in October launched its first product—the world's first "learning thermostat"—that can figure out the temperature you prefer.

Insights from Israeli Central Bank [guest post]

VC Cafe

This gas was found in 2009 and exploration expected to begin 2012, though there are disputes with Lebanon. By Robyn Klingler Vidra. Last week I attended a Bloomberg event in London on “The Israeli Economy&#.

“Waking Up” and My On-Going Meditation and Buddhism Explorations

Ben Casnocha: The Blog

Sam Harris has written an excellent new book called Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion that I highly recommend to anyone interested in a hard-headed take on spirituality and meditation.

Arab Spring. for High-Tech Teens?

Inc Startups

embassies will recruit, screen, and select the youth participants in Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, the Palestinian territories, Morocco, Tunisia, and Yemen for the TechGirls program. A U.S. government-backed plan to spread the Silicon Valley vibe east--25 Arabic-speaking girls at a time.

Midwest's Secretive & Scrappy Start-up Scene

Inc Startups

Omaha, a four-hour drive from the continguous United States's geographic midpoint in Lebanon, Kansas, is literally smack-dab in the middle of the United States. With roots in a rugged agrarian work ethic, start-ups are thriving around Omaha--thanks in no small part to big spenders' bankrolls.

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Christine: Mark Zuckerberg Opens Up at SXSW, and Crowd Turns on Sarah Lacy

Some youth in Lebanon have been able to keep in touchwith their childhood friends that have gone out into the world, andit’s keeping them informed and familiar with what’s going on in othercountries. Christine (.net) net) technology and society Tweets follow me on Twitter Snaps www.

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