UAE

March 2, 2000

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Qatar Income Tax Law No. 11/1993 became effective as of January 1, 1993. It imposes income tax on the taxpayer (natural persons and corporate bodies) arising from activities in Qatar, including profit

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Foreign InvestmentsThe Law Regulating the Investment of Non-Qatari Capital in Economic Activities No. 25 of 1990 governs the area of foreign investment in Qatar. Under this law, non-Qataris are allowe

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Islam is Qatar's official religion, and Islamic jurisprudence, the Shar'ia, is recognized as the basis of the country's legal system. Civil legislation is based upon codification. As stated in the pro

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Labor Law No. 3 of 1962 (as amended) governs industrial relations in Qatar. Under the Labor Law, priority in employment is granted to Qataris, then to nationals of Arab countries and, finally, to othe

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The government encourages foreign investment, particularly joint ventures with Qataris. As long as a company has a local agent or sponsor, Qatari law permits fully foreign-owned companies. Foreign-own

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 Qatar is a signatory to a number of international environmental conventions, including: The Convention of the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological

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The Palestinian Authority is not presently a signatory to any international or regional environmental treaties. In addition, there is no specific legislation regarding the environment in the PA. The P

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Investment IncentivesThe Palestinian Authority's Ministry of Economy and Trade and Ministry of Industry promulgated the Law on the Encouragement of Investment of 1995, enacted on April 29, 1995 (herei

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The 1990s has been a decade of changes in Qatar’s politics. In June 1995, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, the eldest son of Emir Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad al-Thani, toppled his father in a bloodless

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Saudi Arabia is a signatory to several international treaties concerning the environment. These treaties include:  - The 1967 Outer Space Treaty;  - The Kuwait Regional Convention for the Protection

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Most of the provisions dealing with labor law and employee’s rights are included in the Labor and Workmen’s Regulations of 1969. The establishment of labor unions is prohibited and basically there is

March 1, 2000

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Morocco may have just scored big in its hopes to host the 2006 World Cup Finals.   Tied to these hopes is the chance to bring the planetary competitio

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Coca Cola and Burger King prepared free meals and other entertainment for children with special needs.   The 50 children, who were between the ages of

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Saudi King Fahd has donated SR300,000 for Qalwah hospital to buy two new dialysis units.   Al Jazirah daily reports that King Fahd donated the money t