Thursday 30 June 2016

Baker & McKenzie elects 16 new EMEA partners

Global law firm Baker & McKenzie recently announced the election of 16 new partners from the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region, out of a combined 85 new partners elected this year. This latest investment in the firm's expertise grows the total number of partners worl


EU leaders tell Britain to exit swiftly, markets steadier

European leaders told Britain on Tuesday to act quickly to resolve the political and economic confusion unleashed by its vote to leave the European Union last week, after the IMF said the uncertainty could put pressure on global economic growth. Sterling and world stock markets r


101 celebrities to raise funds for refugees worldwide

One hundred and one celebrities are coming together to raise funds for refugees worldwide by donating their jeans to be painted by fashion designer and artist Johny Dar, for a project called ‘Jeans for Refugees’. The celebrities include Kate Moss, Emma Watson, Daniel Radcli


Iran names new armed forces chief

Iran named Major General Mohammad Baqeri as head of the armed forces, state media reported on Tuesday. Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who is commander-in-chief of the armed forces, issued the decree naming Baqeri. It said he has been working in Khatam al An


No major Brexit impact on Saudi-UK ties

Britain's decision to leave the European Union will not affect relations with Saudi Arabia, the world's top oil exporter, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al Jubeir said on Tuesday. "We don't believe that the exit of Britain from the EU will have a major impact on our


Britons flood Ireland with EU passport queries

Britons trying to hang onto EU citizenship have inundated Ireland's embassy in London and post offices in British-run Northern Ireland with passport enquiries and requests for application forms, the Irish foreign office said on Monday. Post offices ran out of forms and the em


Eurotunnel boss fears Brexit will raise migrant pressures

The head of Eurotunnel on Monday warned that Britain's decision to leave the European Union could lead to an increase in the number of migrants trying to enter Britain via Calais on the French coast. "There could be increased migrant pressure during the summer and becaus


Israel, Turkey agree to normalise ties

Israel and Turkey on Sunday reached agreement to normalise ties, senior officials from both countries said, to end a rift over the Israeli navy's killing of 10 Turkish pro-Palestinian activists who tried to sail to the blockaded Gaza Strip in 2010. A formal announcement on th


Iraqi forces retake IS holdout in Falluja

Iraqi forces recaptured the last district held by Islamic State militants in the city of Falluja on Sunday and the general commanding the operation declared the battle complete after nearly five weeks of fighting. Prime Minister Haider Al Abadi claimed victory over Islamic State


UAE arbitration centre adopts latest global rules

Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre (Emac) has adopted advanced global arbitration rules and is implementing special fast-track arbitration rules to ensure speedy decision-making and less time, effort and cost for all parties involved. The decisions were made during the Centre&r

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