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Jordan reports no new cases in a week, Houthi authorities in Sanaa report their first Covid-19 case and Lebanon extends lockdown measures in today's roundup.

Ride-hailing firm Careem has announced that 536 of its workers will be let go amid ongoing strain from the Covid-19 pandemic.

Turkish taxi driver jailed for scamming tourist

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Turkish taxi driver jailed for scamming tourist

An Istanbul taxi driver was sentenced to more than a year in jail for scamming a Thai tourist in an incident which prompted public outrage last year.

<em>Careem</em> workers to become millionaires after Uber deal

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Careem workers to become millionaires after Uber deal

Two-hundred and seventy five workers at Careem offices in the UAE, Germany and Pakistan will become millionaires after the company's ...

Turkish taxi drivers to boycott <em>Careem</em> after Uber acquisition

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Turkish taxi drivers to boycott Careem after Uber acquisition

Turkish taxi drivers are to cease working with ride-sharing app Careem after the company was acquired by the yellow cab drivers' arch ...

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Uber to buy Mideast rival Careem for $3.1 bn

Under the deal, Careem will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Uber but will continue operating independently.

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Uber, Careem look to merge Middle East service: report

The ride-hailing rivals are in talks to combine their companies, according to Bloomberg sources.

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Sisi approves law regulating Uber

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has passed a law regulating taxi such as Uber.

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Jordan court bans ride-sharing app Careem

Ride-sharing app Careem has been banned in Jordan by a West Amman court, with taxi drivers rejoicing but customers less than happy.

Egypt court suspends ban on ride-hailing services Uber, <em>Careem</em>

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Egypt court suspends ban on ride-hailing services Uber, Careem

An Egyptian court has ordered the suspension of a ruling to revoke the licenses of the country's ride-hailing services, Uber and Careem.

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Ride-hailing app Careem back on the road in Ramallah

Ride-hailing app Careem has resumed its service in Ramallah after striking a deal with Palestinian transport authorities.

Egypt bans ride sharing apps Uber and <em>Careem</em>

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Egypt bans ride sharing apps Uber and Careem

A court accepted a petition by a lawyer demanding the government stop licensing Uber and Careem activities in Egypt, including their ...

Uber, <em>Careem</em> to hire female drivers in Saudi Arabia

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Uber, Careem to hire female drivers in Saudi Arabia

Following Saudi Arabia lifting the women's driving ban, ride-hailing apps will be looking to hire the first female drivers.

Uber scrambles drivers to feed Beirut's #Janerik fever

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Uber scrambles drivers to feed Beirut's #Janerik fever

Every Levantine person swears by these sour unripe plums consumed usually with salt as a snack. May is janerik season, and Uber has promised to ...

'We are not slaves': Qatar's Uber begin strike

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'We are not slaves': Qatar's Uber begin strike

Hundreds of Uber drivers in Qatar began a strike on Sunday by refusing to open the app that connects them with potential passengers to protest ...

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Rough ride for Uber as Morocco cabbies sabotage app

Moroccan cabbies are finding innovative ways to stop the mobile taxi app from stealing their business.

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After Uber, Saudi bets big on regional rival Careem

Saudi Arabia continues its asset hungry acquisitions and plans to diversify away from oil with a regional Uber rival called Careem.

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Uber suspends services in UAE's capital, reasons unknown

Uber and the chief rival competitor have suspended services in the UAE for undisclosed reasons.

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Egyptian police break up Uber taxi driver protest

Egyptian security forces fired on Taxi drivers who had blocked a major road in the capital Cairo to protest against the growing use of ...

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