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Careem CEO, Mudassir Sheikha speaks to Reuters in an interview at the company headquarters in Dubai, UAE

Uber’s biggest competitor in the Middle East says it has mapped 45,000 miles of road in its bid to compete on a global stage

Google Maps was never an option, CEO Mudassir Sheikha told Business Insider in an exclusive interview.
David Allen Boileau was arrested Tuesday, January 22, 2019. Police say he was trying to "get rid" of his Iraqi neighbors.

Police say a Florida man who wanted to ‘get rid of’ his Iraqi neighbors told authorities ‘Trump will handle it’ if he doesn...

Police say a Florida man burglarized his Iraqi neighbor's home, then told officers the US had to "get rid of" people of Middle Eastern descent.

Trump is spreading a dubious rumor about border ranchers finding ‘prayer rugs’ on their properties

President Donald Trump spread an unverified rumor on Friday amid his ongoing push for a wall along the US-Mexico border.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks to students at the American University in Cairo, Egypt, January 10, 2019.

Pompeo offers blistering rebuke of Obama’s foreign policy in Cairo speech: ‘The age of self-inflicted American shame is over’

"The United States under President Trump has reasserted its traditional role as a force for good in this region," Pompeo said to an audience in Cairo.

Trump says US troops may not need to be in the Middle East because ‘we’re producing more oil now’

Trump suggested that the US military presence in the Middle East was tied to the region's oil.
President Donald Trump does not want to reduce arms sales to Saudi Arabia as a response to Jamal Khashoggi's killing.

Trump is wrong, Saudi Arabia needs the US a lot more than the US needs the kingdom

At the end of the day, Saudi Arabia now needs the US more than it needs the kingdom, but Trump's policy in the region does not reflect this reality.
Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday said it's "inconceivable" to think Middle Eastern people aren't among thousands of Central American migrants moving toward the US.

Pence backs Trump’s claim Middle Easterners are in migrant caravan, despite lack of evidence

Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday stood by President Donald Trump's unsubstantiated claim there are "Middle Easterners" among thousands of Central American migrants headed for the US-Mexico border.
A Saudi man walks past the logo of Vision 2030 after a news conference, in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia June 7, 2016.

Saudi Arabia’s reputation has taken another hit over the death of a journalist — and its economy may be next

After Saudi Arabia acknowledged the death of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi, many business and tech luminaries pulled out of a major investment conference in Riyadh. And experts say that may be just the start of economic troubles for the kingdom.
A Saudi woman shows the Careem app on her mobile phone in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Careem, a ride-hailing company in acquisition talks with Uber, raised $200 million from Saudi backers

Careem, a Dubai-headquartered rival to Uber, has raised the first $200 million of a $500 million funding round to expand its service. One of its main backers is Saudi Arabia's Kingdom Holding Company, and the deal comes at a sensitive time.
Doha, the capital of Qatar.

Saudi Arabia dropped another major hint that it’s moving forward with plans to turn rival Qatar into an island

A senior adviser to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman tweeted that he was "impatiently waiting for details" on plans to dig a canal along its 38-mile (61 kilometer) border with Qatar.