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2.9 million illegal residents caught
Saudi authorities seized over 2.9 million (2,987,731) people, who were in violation of the country's residence, labour and border security regulations, including 2,328,031 in violation of the residency system and 458,591 in contravention of the Labour Law.
Saudi Justice Ministry sets up electronic portal for courts
The Ministry of Justice and ELM enterprise signed on Tuesday an agreement to establish an Experts Electronic Portal, which links judicial departments with accredited experts’ entities to reduce the duration of the litigation process, ensure transparency, and set up a unified and accredited record for experts.
Saudi Shoura Council wants more women in court jobs
The Ministry of Justice on Tuesday was ordered by the Shoura Council to increase the number of women in jobs, which also told judges to ensure the rights of divorced mothers by including housing in alimony payments.
Oman arrests 650 expats over labor law violations
Oman’s police force arrested 650 expats and deported another 618 for violating the country’s labor law, the Ministry of Manpower announced, according to local daily Times of Oman.
Kuwaiti MP calls for fund to compensate real estate fraud victims
A Kuwait lawmaker has called for the setting up of a fund to compensate the victims of real estate frauds, according to media reports.
Council of Saudi Chambers holds KSA-Bulgarian business forum
The Saudi-Bulgarian Businessmen Forum at the headquarters of the Council of Saudi Chambers in Riyadh on Friday discussed the development of trade and the signing of investment agreements between the two countries.
New Saudi bankruptcy law may resolve $22 billion Saad debt saga
A Saudi court has approved an application by billionaire Maan Al-Sanea and his company, Saad, to have their case resolved through the Kingdom’s new bankruptcy law.
Saudi Shoura Council delegation meets European MPs in Brussels
A Saudi Shoura Council delegation met with European Parliament member Geoffrey Van Orden at the parliament’s headquarters in Brussels on Friday.
Kuwait increases private sector holidays to 35 days
Private sector leave in Kuwait has been increased to 35 days - from the current 30 - as part of a raft of amendments to the country’s labour laws.
App launched to access judicial information in Saudi Arabia
A new smartphone application has been launched, offering users access to key information about Saudi Arabia’s judicial system.
Dubai to create 2,498 jobs in Dh56.8b budget for 2019
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, approved Dubai's budget for 2019 with total expenditures of Dh56.8 billion.
Labor court in Riyadh announces ruling to pay delayed salaries to nurse
The labor court in Riyadh announced a ruling against a business owner, instructing her to pay monthly salaries to a nurse who was contracted a year ago to work in a medical center.
Saudi Speaker of Shoura Council honored in Cairo
Saudi Shoura Council Speaker Sheikh Dr. Abdullah bin Mohammed Al-Asheikh received the Arab Parliamentary Union’s (AMU) “Parliamentary Excellence” award on Saturday in Cairo.
Saudi Justice Ministry’s guide answers 330 most common questions asked
The Saudi Justice Ministry has prepared a list of over 330 of the most-common questions asked through its official Twitter account on various issues.
UAE President declares 2019 as '#YearofTolerance'
The President, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has declared 2019 as the 'Year of Tolerance' in the UAE. Through a set of policies and legislations, the UAE will strengthen the values of tolerance, dialogues and openness to different cultures within the society, especially the youth.
New FDI law to boost investment by 20% in 2 years
The new UAE foreign direct investment law which will allow majority ownership in companies outside free zones will boost FDI by up to 20 per cent during the next 2 years, a senior official said on Monday.
Law issued to regulate future technologies
The President, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has issued a federal law authorising the UAE Cabinet to grant temporary licences for testing innovations that use future technologies and its applications, such as Artificial Intelligence (AI).
Saudi Justice Ministry launches e-notarization
Saudi Justice Minister Waleed Al-Samaani has launched an e-notarization system, starting a new phase in the ministry’s digitization efforts.
Bahrain’s parliament approves draft VAT law
Bahraini legislators approved a draft law on Sunday that would see value-added tax (VAT) imposed for the first time in the kingdom, state news agency BNA reported.
New law aims to boost confidence, ensure financial stability
The UAE government unveiled on Sunday a new law aimed at enhancing monetary performance and boosting confidence in the national economy while marking a paradigm shift in the way financial institutions are to be regulated and supervised.
Denied UAE visa on medical grounds? Here's what you must do
My brother was denied a resident visa as he could not qualify the medical fitness test - conducted by the UAE Health Ministry - due to a minor scratch detected in his X-ray report. Without any further medical examination, it was stated in the report that he had tuberculosis and a ban in entering UAE was imposed on him by the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs, (GDRFA).
Saudi Arabia to provide specialist centers to aid child custody laws
Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Justice has ordered the provision of specialized centers to help implement child custody and visitation laws in Saudi Arabia.
'UAE public debt law to be issued soon'
The UAE will soon issue the public debt law, an official from the Ministry of Finance said in Abu Dhabi on Monday.
Abu Dhabi to have special labour court
A special court to handle all labour cases and disputes up to the appeal stage will be established in Abu Dhabi, it was announced on Tuesday.
Saudi Justice Ministry conducts 600 inspection tours of law offices to combat money laundering
Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Justice said the General Directorate of Law has carried out inspection tours of more than 600 law offices in the Kingdom this year
Sheikh Khalifa issues two new decrees
The President, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has issued a Federal Decree appointing Ahmed bin Ali Mohammed Al Sayegh as Minister of State
Saudi Justice Ministry: Over 52,000 cases taken up after office hours
The Justice Ministry said 52,482 proceedings were conducted outside official working hours
Does your office keep your passport in UAE? Here's the law
An employer cannot ask its employee to hand over the passport to keep in their custody without the employee's written consent.
Man gets jail, Dh100,000 fine for forgery in Dubai
A Pakistani man, who fraudulently availed of Dh129,375 worth of telecom provider services, has been sentenced in absentia to three years in jail by a Dubai court.
You can be fired for taking unauthorised leaves in UAE
I work on an unlimited contract in a Dubai-based company. Currently, I am in India on an emergency leave
90-day notice must to end rent contract in UAE
My tenancy contract will end soon. Currently, I am paying a rent of Dh72,000 per year
What to do if your UAE visa expires while serving notice period?
I am working for a company on an unlimited contract and recently submitted my resignation
Can you return to UAE once you are deported?
I was deported from the UAE for absconding from my employer
What you should know about evicting tenants in UAE
I want to find out what it takes to evict a tenant not renewing a contract and subletting my apartment
Saudi envoy slams Houthis for violating international law
The recruitment of children as fighters by Iran-backed Houthi militias in Yemen
Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Justice grants 12 women ‘verification’ license
The Ministry of Justice has revealed that 12 women have been granted “verification” licenses
Dubai Public Persecutor closes the case of alleged rape of British woman
The office of Dubai Public Prosecutor has closed the case involving the alleged rape of British national ZJM following careful examination of all evidence.
Dubai Police cracks Dh800,000 cybercrime
Cybercrime on the rise, with H1 2016 seeing Dubai Police record 1,072 potential attacks
Dubai IT firm official guilty of Dh20m fraud
Dispute between the two companies arose after the manager of the IT company defrauded the government entity
UAE committed to protecting workers' rights: Minister of Labour
Ministry is implementing laws and conducting campaigns
UAE acquits 2 Libyans, US and Canadian
Announces verdict ranging from acquittal to life imprisonment to 23 defendants
Mohammed issues law on Dubai Government Financial Regulation
Law is applicable to all government entities
Questions about UAE law? Now an app to help you
In this digital age, you no longer need to go through dozens of legal books to understand a particular law or constitutional amendment nor do you have to consult a lawyer to figure out details about any legal provisions
New UAE labour law for terminating employees, new contracts
Law to be enforced in 2016; Aims to regulate relations between employers and workers
Voting for FNC will begin today
UAE embassies, diplomatic missions ready to receive voters
Arrest of reckless Emirati motorist on European vacation ordered
‘UAE law applicable if accused does not stand trial in host country’
Illegal connections lead to power failure in Sharjah
Sharjah: Power supply was disrupted in several parts of Sharjah, forcing schools to send students and staff home early on Wednesday.
Dubai Court rejects Dh1 million case against staffer who joined rival firm
Dubai Court of Cassation rejected an appeal filed by a company against its former employee demanding million dirhams in compensation for breaching contract rules
New UAE pension law? Media reports not true, says authority
The proposed amendments serve public interest and can deliver many positive benefits to the subscribers: GPSSA.
UAE insurance firms get one year to regularise positionsUAE insurance firms get one year to regularise positions
The provisions of Article 25 of Federal Law No. 06 of 2007 concerning the Establishment of the Insurance Authority and Regulation of Insurance Business, stipulate that it is not permissible to combine insurance of persons and fund accumulation operations and property and liability insurance operations
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