LONDON: Top boss of Uber in Britain will quit the taxi-hailing app just as the firm battles to overturn a decision to strip it of its license in London, according to an email seen by Reuters. The British capital’s transport regulator deemed Uber unfit to run a taxi service last month and decided not to renew its license to operate, citing the firm’s approach to reporting serious criminal offenses and background checks on drivers. But in an email seen by Reuters on Monday, Uber’s Northern European Manager Jo Bertram,…
MINSK: At Belarus's Stalin Line museum visitors can watch reenactments of World War Two battles, fire Soviet-era weapons and even pose for photographs next to a wreath-decked monument to Josef Stalin himself. The open air complex 30 km (19 miles) outside Minsk was built to mark the 60th anniversary of the end of the war and showcases some of the fortifications built to protect the Soviet Union's Western flank - concrete bunkers and gun emplacements nicknamed 'Stalin's Line.' More than 20 million Soviet soldiers and…
BEIRUT/AMMAN: Islamic State militants were reported on Thursday to be advancing in a government held area near one of Syria's world heritage sites, part of a major offensive in central regions by the jihadist group that has destroyed antiquities in Iraq.
NEW DELHI: Almost 570 people in India have died after contracting encephalitis, commonly known as "brain fever", health authorities said on Friday, warning the death toll may rise with more people still at risk.