Thursday 21 August 2014

Saudi prince's convoy attacked in Paris

Armed robbers attacked a Saudi Arabian prince's convoy in Paris on Sunday night, police said on Monday, taking what the victims told police was around €250,000 ($335,000) in cash and some sensitive documents. The convoy had been heading for Le Bourget airport north of th


Taylor Wessing bolsters Mideast corporate offering

International law firm Taylor Wessing (Middle East) has appointed three new lawyers to strengthen its corporate and commercial offering. Sarah Malik, a UK qualified counsel, has joined to head the employment team and advocacy unit.  She is a specialist employment law and com


Qatar 'to stop granting citizenship to GCC nationals'

Qatar has promised to stop granting citizenship to nationals of other GCC countries, an unidentified Gulf diplomat was quoted as saying. The country has also pledged not to host extremist groups and movements as part of an agreement with fellow Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) memb


Law firm in lease accord with BFH

A Bahrain Financial Harbour Holding Company (BFHHC) has signed a tenancy agreement with law firm Al Tamimi & Company. Al Tamimi, which has been providing legal services to clients in the Middle East for more than 25 years, has chosen the Bahrain Financial Harbour (BFH) a


Bahrain steps up coastal patrols

Rapid response teams are patrolling Bahrain's coastline on speedboats to combat illegal fishing practices that are believed to have caused the recent deaths of rare marine species. According to the Supreme Council for the Environment (SCE), a dead dolphin and a turtle found w


Saudi, Kuwait to abide by UN move on militant funds

Saudi Arabia and Kuwait agreed to comply with a United Nations resolution aimed at stopping financing for Islamist militant groups in Syria and Iraq after four of their nationals were named among a group blacklisted by the international body. The UN Security Council unanimously a


French envoy to Bahrain vows end to visa delays

Outgoing French Ambassador to Bahrain Christian Testot has apologised to Bahraini tourists who have been frustrated in their efforts to get a visa to France. The envoy said that the embassy was doing everything in its power to make the process easier and less stressful, reported


UAE launches guidebook on dealing with abuses

The UAE's Ministry of Interior has issued a guidebook outlining the standard operating procedures to be adopted when dealing with the elderly, children, people with special needs and women, in the evidence collection process performed by the police. This step aims to unify pr


Filipino, Indian workers evacuated from Libya

More than 1,000 Philippine and Indian workers were evacuated to Malta on Friday from Libya, whose parliament has sought United Nation help to protect civilians from fighting between armed factions. Maltese harbour officials said Daewoo had chartered a catamaran for 300 mostly Ind


Rule change makes firms vulnerable to US sanctions

Companies even partly owned by individuals sanctioned by the US government could find themselves blacklisted as the result of a rule change announced on Wednesday by the Treasury Department. Treasury, which is responsible for applying and enforcing US sanctions, has had the power to bl

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