Gankster raises $4.25 million for its all-in-one competitive gaming platform

Gankster, an all-in-one competitive gaming platform, has announced it has raised a $4.25 million Seed round co-led by Bessemer Venture Partners and Hetz Ventures. It also included the participation of Overwolf and Samsung Next, who were joined by angel investors Doron Nir, president and founder of StreamElements; Doron Kagan, founder of Gameplay Galaxy; and Daniel … Read more

China’s Xi is visiting Saudi Arabia, sources say, amid frayed ties with the US

CNN — According to a source with knowledge of the trip, an Arab diplomatic source and two senior Arab officials. Xi’s trip to Riyadh will include a China-Arab summit and a China-GCC conference, according to the four sources. At least 14 Arab heads of state are expected to attend the China-Arab summit, according to the … Read more

1,200 university students ‘poisoned’ the night before planned protests against the regime

It came as an Iranian state broadcaster denied reports that the regime had cut its morality police, the religious enforcers whose murder of 22-year-old student Mahsa Amini sparked the mass protest movement. “No official in the Islamic Republic of Iran has confirmed the closure of the vice squad,” said a report from the Al-Alam broadcaster … Read more

Infographic: How much oil does Russia produce? | Infographic news

A price cap on Russian oil by sea – agreed by the European Union, the Group of Seven Nations and Australia – has come into effect. The $60 per barrel limit on Russian crude oil is designed to limit Moscow’s revenue and limit its ability to finance its war in Ukraine. The deal has been … Read more

Blinken warns Netanyahu about annexing occupied West Bank | Occupied West Bank News

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has pledged to oppose Israeli settlement or annexation in the occupied West Bank as former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is about to return to power. Netanyahu struck a coalition deal with far-right and pro-settler parties, including Religious Zionism, after his right-wing coalition won the November 1 election. Palestinians fear … Read more

USA eliminated at World Cup, loses 3-1 to the Netherlands

AL RAYYAN, Qatar (AP) — Christian Pulisic covered his face as he walked away. Tyler Adams, Weston McKennie and Kellyn Acosta gathered for a group hug. Tim Weah, DeAndre Yedlin and Sean Johnson sat on the field in a small circle with their cleats off. “It hurts after such a heavy loss when we feel … Read more

Palestinians say video murder was unwarranted

HAWARA, West Bank (AP) — A makeshift sidewalk memorial displaying a Palestinian flag and a funeral notice on Saturday paid tribute to a 22-year-old Palestinian whose death at the hands of an Israeli border police officer — four pistol shots at close range — was captured on widely shared amateur video. A day after the … Read more

‘Executed in Cold Blood’: Palestinians Respond to Public Murder | Israel-Palestine conflict News

The murder of a Palestinian man by an Israeli soldier in broad daylight in the occupied West Bank has sparked widespread anger among Palestinians, amid calls on social media to escalate resistance actions against the Israeli occupation. The last moments of 23-year-old Ammar Mufleh were captured on video by an unknown Palestinian on Friday. Footage … Read more

Israeli warplanes attack Gaza as EU calls for ‘accountability’ | Israel-Palestine conflict News

Airstrikes on Gaza come within a week of 10 Palestinians being killed by Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank. Israeli warplanes have attacked sites in the Gaza Strip after a rocket landed in southern Israel and tensions have reached boiling point in the occupied West Bank, where 10 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli … Read more

Elnaz Rekabi: The house of an Iranian athlete’s family has been demolished by officials, the media says

CNN — The childhood home of Iranian mountaineer Elnaz Rekabi has been demolished, according to the reformist news outlet IranWire, after she gained international notoriety this fall for competing with her head uncovered. Rekabi competed in South Korea without a hijab in October, just as anti-regime protests swept Iran following the death of 22-year-old Mahsa … Read more