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07 Jun 2022

New 3-year entry ban on ex-pats for violation of visa rules in Saudi Arabia

New 3-year entry ban on ex-pats for violation of visa rules in Saudi Arabia Expatriates who leave the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and do not return in the stipulated time will be prohibited from entering the country for a period of three years. The General Directorate of Passports (Jawazat) has…

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02 Jun 2022

IMF welcomes India's resolution to relax the ban on wheat exports

IMF welcomes India's resolution to relax the ban on wheat exports The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has welcomed India’s recent decision to ease of ban on wheat exports and allow some shipments to continue. A senior IMF official noted that around 30 countries have reduced their exports of commodity goods…

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28 May 2022

First judicial bench book for the new accusatory criminal justice system in Mexico

First judicial bench book for the new accusatory criminal justice system in Mexico The United States Department of Justice announced the launch of Mexico’s judicial bench book for criminal hearings and trials. This bench book is designed to increase the judicial economy, reduce caseloads, and standardize judicial practices throughout Mexico. Since 2018,…

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24 May 2022

Resolutions issued for quick resolution of lawsuits in UAE

Resolutions issued for quick resolution of lawsuits in UAE The UAE issued resolutions defining the crimes covered by the Penal Order, including four penal laws. The UAE Attorney-General Dr.Hamad Saif Al Shamsi issued the rules to resolve rapidly and provide innovative, judicial, and legal services with the global trends. According…

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19 May 2022

E-cigarette smoking is prohibited in offices, and closed spaces in UAE

E-cigarette smoking is prohibited in offices, and closed spaces in UAE E-cigarette smoking is prohibited inside offices and closed spaces across the UAE. The use of e-cigarettes is subject to federal law on tobacco control. The Ministry of Health and Prevention highlighted the dangers of consuming tobacco products including e-cigarettes…

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16 May 2022

Leaves include contribution scheme says Pension Authority in UAE

Leaves include contribution scheme says Pension Authority in UAE The General Pension and Social Security Authority stated any work-related leaves, paid or unpaid, fall under the contribution period by which the insured is entitled to a pension. The responsibility for payment of pending contributions by insured individuals varies depending on…

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