Middle East & International News

Middle East & International News

QATAR – QICDRC swears in Enforcement Judge

THE Qatar International Court and Dispute Resolution Centre (QICDRC) has sworn in Justice Rashid Al-Badr as a specialist Enforcement Judge at a ceremony led by QICDRC president lord Phillips and chief justice HE Masood Bin Muhammad...

KUWAIT – Kuwait’s emir warned at opposition protest

SEVERAL protesters were hurt and others detained when protesters clashed with security forces outside Kuwait’s parliament building, reports say.   At least 5,000 people took part in the demonstration on the 15th of October. In an...

SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi Arabia to allow female lawyers

SAUDI Arabia intends to allow local women to practice law in a departure from a long-standing policy of banning female lawyers due to social and religious constraints, a Saudi newspaper has reported.   The Saudi cabinet...

SAUDI ARABIA – Arbitration rules to boost investments

  A forum on the new rules of arbitration and their impact on investment in Saudi Arabia was recently held at the Council of Saudi Chambers (CSC). About 350 Saudis, including high-profile legal, judicial and investment...

EGYPT – Egypt proposes mortgage law changes

EGYPT’S financial regulator has proposed changes to the mortgage law to allow remortgaging and higher borrowing levels for people on low incomes, in a drive to boost home ownership in the country of 83 million, says...

SAUDI ARABIA – Cobbetts in Saudi link-up

  LAW firm Cobbetts has expanded its presence in the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA) after entering a strategic cooperation with a high-profile lawyer in Saudi Arabia.   Jeddah-based lawyer Dr Nidal Atta will work...

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