UAE

March 1, 2000

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Bahraini children and youth now have an exciting new option for television programs.   Akhbar al Khaleej daily reports that as of today the educationa

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Morocco's bid for an Olympic spot in Australia 2000 took another step forward after they defeated their Tunisian neighbor.   Al Anbaa daily reports th

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Saudi law protects the rights of nationals and foreigners in the field of intellectual property. Every natural or legal person that suffers injury resulting from trademark law infringement may claim d

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Foreign Currency Control There are virtually no currency exchange restrictions in Saudi Arabia. Exchange for payments abroad may be obtained freely, and there are no taxes or subsidies on purchases or

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 Business associations are governed by the Regulations for Companies (issued in 1982, and amended in 1992). The Regulations list Business Structures and Forms, of which joint stock companies and limi

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 The Saudi Arabian legal system is based on Islamic law, the Shari’a, with the Koran providing the most important source of law. Nonetheless, Royal and Ministerial Decrees are periodically issued to

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Foreign Investment   Foreign direct investment in Saudi Arabia reached an estimated $15 billion in 1997, with $7 billion coming from the U.S. Other countries with FDI in the kingdom are: Japan, Britai

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The Agreement on the Gaza Strip and the Jericho Area, signed in Egypt on May 4, 1994 (hereinafter, the Gaza-Jericho Agreement), which incorporated the Paris Protocol into its provisions, authorized th

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King Fahd's ailing health has basically reduced him to the country’s leader in title only. Poor health is presumed to have kept him from attending the funeral of his son, Prince Faisal, in August 1999

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The Jordanian laws concerning trademarks, patents and designs are applicable in the West Bank, with the exceptions that publication requirements are fulfilled by publishing notices three times in a lo

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Foreign Currency ControlIn areas of the West Bank under the control of the Civil Administration, the Controller of Banks regulates currency transfers that are in line with the currency control laws ap

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Companies LawThe administration of the relevant laws governing companies was transferred to the Palestinian Authority under the terms of Oslo 2. To date, the Palestinian Authority has not issued any

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In 1979, Syria appointed a Minister of State for Environmental Affairs and has since continued to make much headway in developing the country's environmental institutional capabilities by creating a G

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Investment Incentives  Encouragement of Investment Law (Law No. 10)The Encouragement of Investment Law, No. 10 of May 1991, was enacted to encourage investments in economic and social development proj