Middle East & International News

Middle East & International News

SAUDI ARABIA – Minimum wage rule to take effect soon

THE ministry of labor has decided to implement its decision of fixing SR 3, 000 as the minimum salary for Saudis working in the private sector effective this October, according to the Saudi Gazette.   The...

TUNISIA – Constitution clause on women’s roles causes anger

THE United Nations working group on discrimination against women in law and practice is urging the Tunisian government to take necessary actions to safeguard the country’s achievements in gender equality, non-discrimination and women’s rights, in accordance to...

IRAN – Fed probes RBS over dealings with Iran

FEDERAL authorities in the US are investigating the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) for possible breaches of Iran sanctions in a probe that has already led to the departure of a senior risk manager, says a...

MOROCCO – Parliament wraps up spring session

AFTER some lively encounters in the Moroccan parliament, the spring session of the 2011-2012 legislative year recently came to a close.   At a press gathering the chairman of the chamber of representatives, Abdelkrim Ghellab, stressed...

LEBANON – $150 million seized from Lebanese bank

U.S. authorities recently claimed that they had seized $150 million from a Lebanese bank suspected of being at the heart of international money-laundering schemes linked to the Lebanese Shi’ite group Hezbollah.   In February 2011, the...

QATAR – DLA Piper advises Doha Festival City

DLA Piper, the global law firm, has recently announced its involvement in the financing of Doha Festival City, one of the largest multi-use developments in Qatar. The project is being developed by its owners, Bawabat Al...

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