Middle East & International News

Middle East & International News

Al Tamimi & Company launches Leadership Academy

  UAE-HEADQUARTED Al Tamimi & Company has launched a “Leadership Academy” as part of its learning and development strategy.  After launching a Centre for Development in 2010, managing partner, Husam Hourani said: “The firm understands that...

Egypt court rules against panel composition

The 100-member body charged with drafting Egypt’s new constitution has been suspended by an Egyptian court. A Cairo court decided “to halt the parliament speaker’s decision to form the constituent assembly,” Judge Ali Fikri told Egyptian...

Dubai creates aviation body

A NEW law has created Dubai Corporation for Aviation Engineering Projects (DCAEP), a body that will help the emirate leverage its expertise in master planning and developing world-class airports in and outside the country.    Law...

Taxing times for tobacco

DUBAI is set to impose a 200 per cent tax on cigarettes by August, in the hope of detering smokers, and to reduce the incidence of cardiovascular disease in the country.    “We will impose the...

DIFC Courts Honour GCC Justice

THE DIFC Courts, the English language, common law judicial system based in Dubai, recently made a legal landmark – after its first enforcement under the Protocol on Enforcement of Judgments, Letters Regulatory and Judicial Notices issued...

Nasdaq Dubai listing regime overhuled

Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) released a consultation paper in October last year proposing significant changes to the way a NASDAQ Dubai listing application is presented and approved, and to the requirements for a company seeking...

Iran Sentences spy to death

Iran sentences ‘spy’ to death A court in Tehran has sentenced an Iranian American to death, after he was convicted of spying for the Central Intelligence Agency, according to Iranian media. The sentencing of Amir Mirzaei...

FNC tackles new child adoption law

FNC tackles new child adoption law MEMBERS of the UAE’s Federal National Council, which represents the people, recently debated with a government minister for more than seven hours over a new adoption law, over whether abandoned...

New Laws needed for Holy cities

SAUDI ARABIA New laws needed for Holy Cities GLOBAL Islamic real estate advisory firm Alpha1Estates International says new real estate, regulatory, immigration, business and finance legislation is required for the real estate sector in the Holy...

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