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Dubai plans to boost jobs for Emirati youth
Targeting to increase strategic job opportunities of Emirati youth and enriching their talents, The Executive Council of Dubai on Wednesday announced the establishment of the Emirati Human Resources Development Council.
Opinions expressed in private not criminalized
The appeals court upheld a court of first instance ruling that found four people not guilty of damaging national unity, because their opinions were expressed in a private social media chat room, Al-Jarida Arabic daily reported yesterday.
FNC approves draft law to establish national human rights commission
Members of the Federal National Council (FNC) have passed a federal draft law establishing a national human rights commission in the UAE.
Saudi Arabia re-elected to Chemical Weapons watchdog’s Executive Council
Saudi Arabia has been re-elected as a member of the Executive Council of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), in the Asia section, until 2023.
Saudi Arabia and Greece sign defense agreement
Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman held talks with Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias on Tuesday, Saudi Press Agency reported.
Emirates NBD and ECI sign agreement on trade finance
Etihad Credit Insurance (ECI) and Emirates NBD have signed an agreement that will improve the liquidity of UAE exporters and businesses and enhance their global competitiveness.
Dubai Islamic Bank sees no impact from NMC law suit
Dubai Islamic Bank (DIB) said on Sunday it does not expect any “negative impact” from a case against it brought by the administrators of hospital operator NMC Group.
Saudi Arabia’s anti-corruption authority initiates a number of criminal cases
Saudi Arabia’s Oversight and Anti-corruption Authority (Nazaha) said on Sunday it had initiated a number of criminal cases and legal procedures.
Opposition plans another motion to remove Speaker
Opposition MPs yesterday began another attempt aimed at the removal of Assembly Speaker Marzouk Al-Ghanem for calling guards into the chamber as several lawmakers called on HH the Premier to resign.
Saudi Housing Ministry signs agreements making it easier for families to own first house
The Housing Ministry’s Sakani program signed four agreements with a number of agencies during the Sakani Forum for the first quarter of 2021, held in Riyadh.
Sharjah, Belarus explore ways to boost economic, investment ties
The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCI) discussed ways to boost the economic ties and strategic partnerships with the Republic of Belarus in a way that serves the interests of business communities in the two countries.
Assembly office takes action against chaos
National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanem said yesterday that the Assembly office has decided to take “all legal actions” regarding the events during the sessions this week in an attempt to prevent such events from happening again.
UAE tax rules relaxed, penalties reduced
The UAE cabinet has amended the Executive Regulation of Federal Law on Tax Procedures.
Don't collect donations without permission, warns public prosecution
The UAE public prosecution has warned against collecting donations without licence, calling on those who wish to help the needy during the holy month of Ramadan to follow the legal channels.
Assembly drama continues as guards called in chamber
National Assembly guards were yesterday ordered to enter the chamber to prevent possible clashes between lawmakers as political drama continued in the National Assembly forcing Speaker Marzouk Al-Ghanem to adjourn yet another session.
Assembly holds crucial session as political disputes continue
The National Assembly holds a crucial session today amid lingering political crises and an expected confrontation between opposition MPs and the government and Assembly speaker over grilling the prime minister.
UAE President orders the release of 439 prisoners
It shadows the values of forgiveness and tolerance, it allows the prisoners an opportunity to start a new chapter in their lives and positively contribute to the service of their families and communities.
Human Rights society signs agreement to educate workers on rights
Khaled Al-Hamidi, Chairman of the Kuwait Society for Human Rights, announced that the Kuwait Society for Human Rights has signed a partnership agreement with the US-Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) to cooperate together in educating migrant workers in Kuwait of their rights guaranteed by law.
President issues decree restructuring UAE Central Bank under chairmanship of Mansour Bin Zayed
President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan has issued a Federal Decree restructuring the Board of Directors of the Central bank of the UAE (CBUAE) under the chairmanship of Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs.
FTA, SEDD hold tax workshop for industrial investors
The Federal Tax Authority (FTA) and Sharjah Economic Development Department (SEDD) organised the second virtual tax workshop for investors in the industrial sector.
Summit discusses latest regulations and best practices in GCC pharmaceuticals sector
Government authorities in the Gulf region and leading healthcare solutions providers recently came together at the sixth GCC Regulatory Affairs Pharma Summit to discuss regulations and best practices relating to drug registration and approvals in the region.
Twenty-three MPs demand removal of assembly speaker
As many as 23 opposition lawmakers yesterday submitted an unprecedented motion demanding the dismissal of assembly speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanem for breaching the constitution and the internal charter.
Sharjah Ruler issues decree on establishment, organisation of Emiri Guard Club
His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, has issued an Emiri Decree No. (3) of 2021, on the establishment and organisation of the Emiri Guard Club (EGC) in Sharjah.
UAE to launch e-notary system to detect fake agencies
A new electronic notary management system that can verify legal documents through a barcode and detect fake agencies would be introduced in the UAE soon, said a minister on Tuesday.
Saudi NEOM megacity project signs deal for largest fish farm in the region
NEOM, the Saudi megacity development project, has signed an agreement with Tabuk Fish Company that includes plans for a fish farm with a production capacity of 70 million eggs. This would make it the biggest hatchery in the MENA region.
ACCI, DIFC Courts sign MoU to support businesses in the UAE
The Ajman Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) and the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Courts have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with a vision to promote collaboration, knowledge sharing, and information exchange on matters of common interest, in order to support the UAE business community.
Saudi Shoura Council calls to ensure efficient government spending on all projects
The Saudi Shoura Council on Monday called on the Authority of Spending Efficiency and Government Projects to liaise with the National Center for Performance Measurement (Adaa) to study the inclusion of spending efficiency index to the government’s entities performance indicators.
Saudi Arabia’s King Salman issues order to promote, appoint 258 judges
Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has issued an order to promote and appoint 258 judges at the Ministry of Justice in various ranks of the judiciary, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Monday.
Central Bank of UAE issues regulations on the conduct of SMEs
The Central Bank of UAE (CBUAE) on Sunday issued a regulation for small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to promote best practices among licenced financial institutions (LFIs) when engaging with SMEs.
Saudi Arabia, Pakistan to sign climate deal
Pakistan and Saudi Arabia are set to sign an agreement in mid-April to collaborate in environmental initiatives, a senior Pakistani government official has confirmed.
Call for probe into lawmakers’ ‘illegal’ income
Opposition lawmaker Saleh Al-Mutairi yesterday submitted a proposal calling to form a parliamentary committee to investigate allegedly illegal income and benefits of members of the National Assembly, suspected to be the price for taking certain political stances.
Saudi ministry records 1,782 labor violations
Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development control teams carried out 17,050 inspection tours in a single week on private sector enterprises in the Kingdom to ensure compliance with labor regulations.
Amir hopes for cooperation in today’s Assembly session
HH the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah expressed yesterday hope for fruitful cooperation between the executive and legislative authorities during today’s National Assembly session.
No decision on personal income tax
Oman has denied rumors being circulated on social media about the application of income tax for individuals starting from 2022, local media reported.
Opposition short of one vote to prevent govt from taking oath
Thirty-two lawmakers yesterday said they will boycott the National Assembly session tomorrow to prevent the new Cabinet from taking the oath of office, just one vote short of preventing the Assembly from meeting.
Luxembourg, Kuwait sign agreements to strengthen, expand bilateral relations
Luxembourg and Kuwait signed two agreements recently, one in the aviation area and the other in the financial sector, that aim to further strengthen bilateral relations between the two countries.
Bahraini gets five years in jail for offering fake jobs
A Bahraini man in his 40s has been sentenced to five years in jail for embezzling half a million Bahraini dinars from customers claiming that he was a consultant in a public entity, the High Criminal Court announced.
Saudi Arabia issues record 91 new industrial licenses in February
Saudi Ministry of Industry and Mineral Resources issued a record 91 new industrial licenses in February, a year-over-year increase of 21 percent, SPA reported.
Dahoum’s Assembly membership is ‘null and void’
National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanem said yesterday that the membership of leading opposition MP Bader Al-Dahoum is “null and void” as declared by the constitutional court, and implementing the ruling is obligatory and does not need any voting in the house as demanded by opposition lawmakers.
China eyes free trade agreement with the Gulf states
China wants to reach a free trade agreement with the GCC states, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told Al Arabiya on Wednesday, on the sidelines of his visit to Riyadh.
Deal signed to boost cybersecurity education in Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia’s Education Ministry and the National Cybersecurity Authority (NCA) signed an agreement on Tuesday to launch joint training and research programs in the field of cybersecurity.
Saudi Shoura Council approves draft system to combat begging
The Saudi Shoura Council, held with its Speaker Dr. Abdullah Al-Asheikh in the chair, on Tuesday approved a draft system to combat begging.
Saudi Justice Ministry: 1.2 million court hearings held online in a year
Since the launch of e-litigation service in March last year, courts in Saudi Arabia have held 1.2 million video sessions, said a Justice Ministry statement on Tuesday.
Rights body signs MoU to protect workers’ rights in Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia’s Human Rights Commission (HRC) and the Saudi National Committee of Workers’ Committees on Monday signed a memorandum of understanding to increase coordination to protect workers’ rights and combat human trafficking.
Saudi Arabia to spend $719m on new courts across the Kingdom
Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Justice confirmed a plan to build new courts in Jeddah, Riyadh and Makkah at cost of SR2.7 billion ($719 million), Al Arabiya reported on Monday.
Saudi and Chadian foreign ministers sign cooperation agreement
Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan held a meeting with his Chadian counterpart Amine Abba Siddick in the capital Riyadh, the Kingdom’s foreign ministry said on Sunday.
Saudi women notaries implement 16,753 operations in 2020
Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Justice said that women notaries implemented 16,753 operations in 2020, an increase of 1,043 percent compared to 2019, during which 1,466 operations were implemented, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Sunday.
MPs call on government to end partial lockdown
A number of lawmakers yesterday called on the government to “immediately” end the partial lockdown that was imposed two weeks ago to curb a spike in the number of coronavirus cases, saying it has hurt the society and the economy.
Expats facing trial in the UAE hail legal reforms
Expats on trial for acts recently decriminalised in the UAE are feeling a sense of relief while attending the legal proceedings of their cases.
UAE central bank issues new rules for payments systems in country, settling dirhams overseas
The Central Bank of the UAE has issued two new regulations that apply to payment systems operating in the country and payment systems that offer clearing or settlement in dirhams outside the UAE.
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