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Uber Launches Its First Bus Service in Egypt
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Uber Launches Its First Bus Service in Egypt

Cairo, Egypt, July 20, 2020 - Uber launched its latest intercity Bus service in Egypt, aiming to connect cities together using the Uber app. Built locally, the company chooses Egypt once again to be the first country globally to roll out a new service. The launch comes as part of Uber’s continuous efforts to adapt its technology to build a wide range of products that meet the needs of local markets. Following the Covid-19 lockdown period, Uber is excited to continue expanding its presence in Egypt with a safe and affordable ride.  “We are honored to witness another global product launch from Egypt, especially following the last few tense months across the country and the world. Egypt is an innovation hub and a fantastic environment for testing new products. By leveraging Uber’s tec...
Kuwait Assembly approves Expatriate quota bill, Will force Large number of Indians and Egyptian to leave the country
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Kuwait Assembly approves Expatriate quota bill, Will force Large number of Indians and Egyptian to leave the country

Kuwait, 6th July 2020: Kuwait’s National Assembly committee has decided that a draft law proposing a quota for expatriates is constitutional. The bill will now be referred to the concerned committee for consideration. The bill states that the Indian and Egyptian expatriate community one of the largest in the country should not exceed 15 percent of the national population. Which means that out of 1.45 million Indians around 800,000 of them might be required to leave Kuwait. The speaker said that Kuwait has a real problem in its population structure, in which 70 percent are expats, adding that what is more serious is that 1.3 million of the 3.35 million expats “are either illiterate or can merely read and write”, who is not the people Kuwait really needs. He said 100,000 of the...
Egypt to Combat “False News” By Monitoring Social Media Users
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Egypt to Combat “False News” By Monitoring Social Media Users

Freedom of Expression may shrink further in Egypt has lawmakers have agreed to the reading of a bill that would monitor popular social media users in the name of combating "false news". It is interesting to note that Facebook and Twitter have been the centre of debate in Egypt since November 2013 ban on all but police-approved gatherings. According to the Association of Freedom of Thought and Expression (AFTE), more than 500 websites have so far been blocked in Egypt. On June 10, parliament has given a nod for the reading of the bill that was pending ratification by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. The bill will place internet users with at least 5,000 followers under the supervision of Egypt's Supreme Council for Media Regulation. This will enable council the right to suspend or b...
Qatar takes UAE to UN Court over Human Rights Violation
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Qatar takes UAE to UN Court over Human Rights Violation

The government of Qatar has alleged UAE over human rights violation and now is taking it to the UN International Court of Justice (ICJ) as cited to the official Qatar News Agency (QNA). The move has come a year after Qatar accused of "terrorism" tied diplomatic and trade relations with Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Egypt. On the other hand, Doha has repeatedly rejected the allegations as "baseless". According to the government statement,"As set forth in detail in Qatar’s application to the International Court, the UAE led these actions, which have had a devastating effect on the human rights of Qataris and residents of Qatar." Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani said, The unlawful measures imposed by UAE have torn apart families, with parents being separa...
Egypt’s Startup Event Technie Drift 2018 Comes to an End
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Egypt’s Startup Event Technie Drift 2018 Comes to an End

Egypt's Annual Startup Event Technie Drift 2018 came to a close last week with its entrepreneurial roadshows taking 25 startups from across Egypt through a 5-day Bootcamp on a Nile Cruise from Luxor to Aswan with an exclusive selection of entrepreneurial mentors and expert speakers. The startups were carefully toured through 8 cities of the Canal, Delta and Upper Egypt regions. The event witnessed participation of 10 startups fighting for the Finals in Aswan. The winners were given a total of 50, 000 EGP in cash where Luxor based 'Solar Aeros' secured first position, 'Enkaaz' from Mansoura came second while 'Sanna3ly' from Tanta stood third. Techne Drifts is an annual one-day event for free with different talks and workshops revolving around entrepreneurship and starting a successful...
Egypt to Regulate Uber and Careem Ride Sharing Services
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Egypt to Regulate Uber and Careem Ride Sharing Services

Egypt's parliament has passed a law on Monday regulating ride-sharing apps Uber and Careem, potentially ending a lawsuit that could shut them down in their world's biggest market, however, imposing new charges and knowledge to share necessities. Legalising well known and prominent ride-sharing services became urgent in March when an Egyptian court docket ordered their suspension after a group of taxi drivers had filed a suit, arguing that they were illegally using private cars as taxis. Challenges for Uber Don't Seem to End U.S based cab aggregator, Uber has faced several regulatory and legal setbacks around the world amidst opposition from traditional taxi services. It has voluntarily closed in Southeast Asia while was forced to shut down in Denmark and Hungary. Meanwhile, another...