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Uber boss says U.S. market unprofitable amid tough competition from Lyft

SAN FRANCISCO: Uber Technologies Inc will continue to lose money in its home market for at least the next six months as rival Lyft Inc poses a fierce competitive challenge, Chief Executive Dara Khosrowshahi said on Thursday in his first public comments since taking the top job at Uber two months ago, reported Reuters. “The…

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November 10, 2017


Trump hits back at Clinton, with a golf ball, on Twitter

WASHINGTON: U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday retweeted a doctored video of himself taking a golf swing and hitting former Democratic presidential rival Hillary Clinton, who then stumbles as she boards a plane, reported Reuters. Clinton had been back on the Republican president’s Twitter feed in recent days as she promoted “What Happened,” her new…

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September 18, 2017


IS advances in Syria against both regime and rival rebels

BEIRUT: The Islamic State group seized territory from both Syrian government forces and rival rebels over the weekend further expanding the caliphate it has proclaimed straddling Iraq and Syria. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that following gains in both Homs province in the centre and Aleppo province in the north, IS now controlled…

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June 1, 2015


Who shot bin Laden? Navy SEALS make rival claims

WASHINGTON: Members of the US Navy Seal commando team that killed Osama bin Laden at his Pakistan hideout in May, 2011 are making conflicting claims as to who actually shot the al Qaeda leader. The Washington Post published a story on Thursday quoting Rob O'Neill, a former SEAL, as claiming to have fired the fatal…

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November 7, 2014


China launches World Bank rival in Asia

SHANGHAI: Australia, Indonesia and South Korea skipped the launch of a China-backed Asian infrastructure bank on Friday as the United States said it had concerns about the new rival to Western-dominated multilateral lenders. China's $50 billion Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is seen as a challenge to the World Bank and Asian Development Bank, both…

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October 25, 2014


Hockey: Pakistan beat arch-rival India

INCHEON: Pakistan beat arch-rival India in a thrilling group ‘A’ match of the Asian Games 2014 here at Seonhak Hockey Stadium of South Korea Thursday. Pakistan’s Umar Bhutta and Mohammad Waqas scored one goal each to defeat India 2-1. This is Pakistan’s third consecutive win of the event that cemented its place into semifinal. Pakistan…

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September 25, 2014


Brazil celebrates rival Argentina's FIFA World Cup defeat

RIO DE JANEIRO:  Brazilians bitter about their team's disastrous World Cup celebrated Argentina's defeat to Germany in the final Sunday by dancing and launching fireworks, relieved that their arch-rivals failed to triumph on their soil. In Brasilia and Sao Paulo, fireworks exploded after Mario Goetze scored in extra-time to give the Germans a last-gasp victory…

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July 13, 2014


Jealous lover eats rival's heart

CAPE TOWN: A jealous lover in South Africa stabbed a rival, cut out his heart and ate it with a knife and fork, police and media reported Thursday. Police were called to the gruesome scene at a house in Cape Town's Gugulethu township by frantic neighbours, spokesman Frederick van Wyk told the Cape Times. “On…

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June 12, 2014


India's Mars mission enters second stage; outpaces space rival China

NEW DELHI: India's first mission to Mars left Earth's orbit in the early hours of Sunday, clearing a critical hurdle in its journey to the red planet and overtaking the recent efforts of rival Asian giant China. The success of the spacecraft, scheduled to orbit Mars by next September, would carry India into a small…

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December 1, 2013


Egyptian police fire teargas on clashing rival factions

CAIRO: Police fired tear gas on Friday to break up clashes between opponents and supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohamed Mursi in the Egyptian coastal city of Alexandria, security sources said.Egypt has been gripped by turmoil since Mursi's overthrow on July 3 after mass protests against his rule, prompting his Muslim Brotherhood to organize daily…

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October 11, 2013


Merkel rival causes stir with vulgar gesture

BERLIN: A magazine photograph that depicts Chancellor Angela Merkel's centre-left challenger making a vulgar gesture stirred sharp criticism from his political rivals, 10 days before the German election.The photograph, on the front page of Friday's edition of the Sueddeutsche Zeitung Magazine, shows Peer Steinbrueck making a gesture with his middle finger in response to a…

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September 13, 2013


More than 160 anti-Islamist and rival protesters arrested in London

LONDON: Police arrested more than 160 people in east London on Saturday during rival protests by hundreds of anti-Islamist activists and thousands of counter-demonstrators near an area home to one of Britain's largest Muslim communities.About 3,000 police officers were deployed to keep a group of 500 members of the right-wing English Defence League, or EDL,…

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September 8, 2013


Egypt braces for rival rallies, army signals crackdown

CAIRO: A deeply polarised Egypt braced for bloodshed on Friday in rival mass rallies summoned by the army that ousted the state's first freely elected president and by the Islamists who back him.Both sides warned of a decisive struggle for the future of the Arab world's most populous country, convulsed by political and economic turmoil…

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July 26, 2013


Egyptians brace for bloodshed as rival protests called

CAIRO: Supporters of Egypt's deposed president and his opponents predicted blood on the streets ahead of what could be a violent day of mass protests, summoned by the Muslim Brotherhood and the army in a struggle for the country's future.In a dramatic escalation of rhetoric ahead of a day that both sides view as a…

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July 25, 2013


Lyari residents protest as clashes between rival groups continue

Staff ReportKARACHI: Residents of Lyari on Thursday took to the streets blocking main Maripur road and setting ablaze three trucks to protest against deteriorating law and order situation in their area, SAMAA reports.The protest came following fierce clashes between rival gangs in which automatic weapons and hand grenades were openly used.Traffic was suspended due to…

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July 4, 2013


Three dead as rival groups clash in Kandhkot

Staff ReportKANDHKOT: Three people were killed and two others injured when two groups of Choliani clan exchanged fire in Kandhkot on Tuesday, police say. The clash took place in Sodho Choliani village of Kandhkot. The victims were identified as Pir Bux, Jurio and Jagan who those injured were shifted to a local hospital. After the…

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July 2, 2013


Two rival groups clash in Khairpur; 6 dead

Staff ReportKHAIRPUR: Six people were killed in a gun-battle between two rival groups here on Tuesday, police say. The clash took place in Bakshu village of Khairpur district. According to the police, two rival groups of Lashari tribe opened straight fire on each other, killing six people and injuring several others. Police reached the scene…

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May 28, 2013


Four die as rival political groups clash in Chaman

Staff ReportCHAMAN: At least four people died on Saturday when two rival political groups clashed in NA-262 constituency in Chaman, SAMAA reports.According to details, three others were also injured. In the firing two security personnel were also injured, police said. Following the incident angry people set three vehicles afire. – Samaa

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May 11, 2013


Two political rival groups clash in Gujranwala, 3 die

Staff ReportGUJRANWALA: At least three people were killed in the city when two rival political groups clashed each other; two security guards were injured in a gunfire attack at a rally headlined by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Aila Malik, SAMAA reported Saturday.According to details, two armed groups hailing from two rival parties entered scuffle over canvassing…

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May 10, 2013


Six killed in clash between rival groups in Chilas

Staff ReportCHILAS: At least six persons were killed and five houses set on fire in a clash between two rival groups here on Sunday, SAMAA reports.According to police sources, the clash was started after a minor conflict between students.Two persons died on the spot as one of the groups started firing.The other group burnt the…

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April 14, 2013


One person hurt in two rival groups’ armed clash in Lahore

Staff ReportLAHORE: One person has sustained injuries during two rival groups’ armed clash in Lahore this midnight, SAMAA reports.According to Gawalmandi Police Station, two rival groups exchanged fire on some cash dispute outside Naz Theatre and one person, who came to watch drama, sustained serious bullet injuries in firing.The injured person was identified as Fahad;…

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April 7, 2013