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Uber has laid off hundreds of office staff in Egypt after announcing global cuts amid the coronavirus fallout.

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.

Careem cuts nearly a third of jobs over coronavirus

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Careem cuts nearly a third of jobs over coronavirus

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

Saudi Arabia bans migrants from driving for <em>Uber</em>

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Saudi Arabia bans migrants from driving for Uber

Non-Saudi nationals will not be allowed to drive Ubers cabs as unemployment rises in the kingdom.

Baghdad's four decades of conflict and strife

Paul Iddon

Baghdad's four decades of conflict and strife

In-depth: From 1980 until now, the Iraqi capital has faced a series of conflicts, instability, and violence. This year marks 40 years since this ...

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WATCH: Egyptian cab driver chases away Asian passenger

A taxi driver left abandoned a passenger in the middle of a busy road over fears he may have the deadly novel coronavirus.

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Lebanon overturns death sentence for killer of British diplomat

The death sentence of Tarek Houshieh, who killed British embassy worker Rebecca Dykes, has been overturned.

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Uber chief apologises for calling Khashoggi murder a "mistake"

Uber chief Dara Khosrowshahi apologised on Monday after he called the assassination of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, in which ...

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Khashoggi killing was a 'mistake', Uber CEO claims

The Uber CEO said he thought Saudi Arabia had taken the murder 'seriously'.

Lebanon sentences UK diplomat's murderer to death

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Lebanon sentences UK diplomat's murderer to death

Rebecca Dykes was found dead in 2017 on the side of a road, strangled and reportedly showing signs of sexual assault.

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Egypt authorities accused of illegal random searches on phones

Almost 1,500 people have been arrested so far as Sisi moves to crackdown on protests against his rule.

Activism focused cafe defies growing left-wing oppression in Jerusalem

Charlie Faulkner

Activism focused cafe defies growing left-wing oppression in Jerusalem

Feature: Imbala was opened at the beginning of last year by a handful of activists with the aim of creating a communal space for co-resistance ...

Hindu man refuses takeaway because delivery driver is Muslim

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Hindu man refuses takeaway because delivery driver is Muslim

A food delivery customer caused a big controversy in India when he refused to accept his food because it was being delivered by a Muslim driver.

Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund seeks new foreign loan

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Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund seeks new foreign loan

Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund is in the final stages of acquiring a $10 billion loan form foreign banks.

The lawyer who is suing Sudan's internet providers

Zeinab Mohammed Salih

The lawyer who is suing Sudan's internet providers

Khartoum-based lawyer Abdelazim al-Hassan filed a case against a blockade imposed on mobile internet services in the wake of a brutal crackdown ...

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US Uber driver found to be Somalia war criminal

A former Somali military colonel has been ordered to pay $500,000 to a man who was allegedly tortured under his watch in the late 1980s.

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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 ...

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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 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 rival ...

<em>Uber</em> to buy Mideast rival Careem for $3.1 bn

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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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David Guetta slammed for 'King Salman remix' in Riyadh

Enrique Iglesias, The Black Eyed Peas, OneRepublic and Arabic popstar Amr Diab were among the globally recognised artists performing at the ...

Saudi Arabia's crisis: Climate change opportunity

Michelle Dixon and Sunjeev Bery

Saudi Arabia's crisis: Climate change opportunity

Comment: Now is the time to force western companies to give up the fossil-fuel profits that Saudi Arabia is investing in them, write Sunjeev ...

Popular British radio presenter Gavin Ford 'murdered' in Lebanon

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Popular British radio presenter Gavin Ford 'murdered' in Lebanon

DJ Gavin Ford's death led to an outcry on social media by people who followed his morning show on all-music Lebanon's Radio One station.

British boxer Amir Khan dons thobe on Saudi visit

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British boxer Amir Khan dons thobe on Saudi visit

British boxer of Pakistani origins Amir Khan has donned a traditional Saudi thobe for a conference in the Saudi capital Riyadh.

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