I'll be quoting from the Wheel of Time wiki here and there.
"Ebou Dar is the capital city of Altara, located on the southern coast, straddling the River Eldar. The city is built around a large bay, with the river dividing it in two. One side contains the palaces, homes, and shops of the upper and middle classes, the other, known as the Rahad, is home of the lower classes in the Ebou Dar society."
"The streets in the Rahad are often narrow alleys, with buildings standing as high as five or six stories above the ground. The streets are filled with the refuse of the inhabitants. The Rahad is no doubt a very dangerous place. Not only are duels very frequent, some adversaries do not even bother with the formalities and simply stab their victims in the back."
Recently the Seachan (not to be confused with 4chan) have conquered the city, almost without a fight. They are using the city as a base of operations to push into the interior and to the east. The local nobles have officially sworn fealty to the Seanchan, and begun handing over Aes Sedai to be made into Damane (slave channelers.) Some nobles are secretly plotting against the Seanchan, but are far to weak to move openly.
The Kin "is a group of female channelers who help runaways from the White Tower." Although not very strong in use of the One Power they are very long lived, nominally allied to the ideals of the White Tower, and adept at conducting their affairs secretly. "The thirteen oldest members in Ebou Dar comprise the Knitting Circle and are the ruling body of the Kin."
Aes Sedai: Despite the Seanchan occupation there are still Aes Sedai in Ebou Dar. They must, however, keep their identities secret or risk being enslaved. Aes Sedai are very interested in restoring some kind of relationship with The Kin.
Darkfriends: The high Lady Suroth, in charge of Seanchan forces in Ebou Dar, is in fact a Darkfriend, taking order from the Forsaken Semirhage. Many well-placed Seanchan nobles and military figures are also themselves Seanchan.
Hunters of the Horn: Wherever there is danger or intrigue, there will be Hunters of the Horn stirring up trouble. Although nominally committed to founding the lost Horn of Valerie (which ironically has already been found) their mostly committed to drinking and fighting in taverns.
Ashaman: Rand al'thor's Ashaman can Travel anywhere they please. With trouble brewing, they can be expected to be found in Ebou Dar on Rand's orders, or, for that matter, Mazrim Taim's orders, himself, a Darkfriend.
Riff raff: The Rahad is swarming with lowlife of every conceivable variety: brawlers, fighters, assassins, hit-men and petty hoods. Crooks, thieves, robbers, drunks, drinkers, and booze hounds.
Professions: Merchants, sailors, dock workers, smugglers, Seanchan nobility, Ebou Dari nobility, solddiers, trademen, Aes Sedai, herbal healers, criminals of every stripe.
Long Term Threats: Anyone who can channel risks being enslaved by the Seanchan. The Seanchan are looking north towards Altara, hoping to extend their reach. They are eagerly buying up all war material and foodstuffs, which, though good for trade, is empoverishing the lower classes, who are forced to enlist to feed their families. The only thing in their way are the forces of Rand al'Thor, which can be summoned anywhere in the world via the making of Gateways. Sometimes crossfires between Rand al'Thor and the Seanchan happen within the city walls. Within the Seanchan hierarchy there is a constant vigilance against Darkfriends, but it appears the Dark Lord has successfully co-opted their leadership. An entire war of intrigue is being waged as honest Seanchan attempt to root out the Dark Friends in their midst. The lower classes so far are happy to see their former rulers deposed, but this peace may not last when the Seanchan begin impressing their populace into service. The local merchants were initially displeased at the destruction of their shipping, but the Seanchan bring order to the entire West Coast, as well as many mouths to feed, so trade looks good as long as Ebou Dar remains free of the fighting, although the new taxes and tariffs can be suffocating. Since the Seanchan outlawed Aes Sedai, there is now a thriving trade in smuggling channelers out of (and sometimes into) the city, as well as in immense black market was iron, cloth, lacquer and other implements are war. As always, the Dark Lord seems able to send his spies and assassins anywhere he pleases. Beware of gray men, Gholam, Draghkar lurking in the hidden dark areas of the the Rahad, or his palace chambers, for that matter.