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Residents Laud New Public Hygiene Law

Qatari residents have received the new Public Hygiene Law No 18 of 2017 with open arms to reduce violations and protect environment. The new will come into effect in February. The law comprises of fines for hygiene violations and greater reinforcement given the crucial role the public hygiene plays in …

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Cabinet Approves 100% Foreign Investment In Qatar

Qatar’s cabinet has taken a major step by approving a draft law regulating non-Qatari investments in the economy and referred it to the Advisory Council to take it forward. The draft law is set to replace Law No. 13 of 2000 on the same issue. The Minister of Economy and …

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Emir Ratifies Law On Legal Practice

Emir HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani issued law No 1 of 2018, amending some of the provisions of the Law Practice Act promulgated by Law 23 of 2006. The law includes expansion of the scope of the Department of State Affairs in the Ministry of Justice to include …

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Indian Parliament Takes A Call On Triple Talaq

India’s lower house of parliament passed a bill aimed at prosecuting Muslim men who divorce their wives through the ‘triple talaq’ or instant divorce. The bill will now be moved to the upper house, where it is likely to be approved. The Supreme Court had earlier ruled it as unconstitutional. …

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Ministry Urges Companies To Set Things Right Before January

The Ministry of Economy and Commerce (MEC) advised companies which are subjected to the provisions of Law 11 of 2015 on the Commercial Companies and Law 25 of 2005, as amended by Law No. 20 of 2014 on Commercial Registration, to rectify their status. Companies running branch offices under different …

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Law On National Address Issued By Emir

Emir HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani issued Law No. 24 of 2017 on the ‘National Address’. The law becomes active six months after its publication in the official gazette. The law stipulates creation of national database of individuals and entities. The addresses of nationals and expats must have …

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Qatar Law Forum Begins Under The Patronage Of Emir

The Emir HH Sheikh bin Tamim al Thani patronised the opening of Qatar Law Forum 2017 in Doha, in which Prime Minister and Minister of Interior HE Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa alThani, ministers and judges among others participated. Attorney-General HE Dr Ali bin Fetais al Marri hailed the …

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Saudi Arabia Introduces Strict Law Against Money Laundering

Money laundering will have detrimental effects on economic, security and social life of people and therefore it is illegal in most of the countries. Saudi Arabia recently introduced a new law, which imposes fine of SR 7 million or imprisonment for 3 to 15 years depending on the case. The …

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Saudi Arabia Toughens Anti-Terror Law

Saudi Arabia passed new stern law against militancy and criticism of the country’s leadership. Critics of King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman will face between five and ten years in jail under the new laws. Anyone caught “misusing” their “social, media or academic” influence to “promote terrorism” will …

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Arab Man Arrested For Exploiting Female Employee

Saudi authorities in Riyadh arrested an Arab expat for harassing Saudi female employee for months. The arrest came after religious police and legal authorities investigated the case of the man, who was a top official in a local company. Sources said the manager has threatened the employee that he would …

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