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Turkish Councils Resolution on Taxation of Cross-Border Dividends

The Turkish Council of State recently passed a resolution regarding the taxation of cross-border dividends pursuant to the Netherlands-Turkey avoidance of double taxation treaty, In this commentary, Ali I. Sanver, a partner at Pekin & Pekin in Istanbul, Turkey, discusses this resolution and its implications...

The Emergence of Estoppel Concept in Civil Law

Recent Lebanese and French court precedents show an extensive application of the common law theory of estoppel; the rulings are based upon various, but similar, legal reasoning, such as the inadmissibility for a party to contradict itself to the detriment of another, or breach of the duty of loyalty...

Nuke-free Mideast idea rises on global agenda

UNITED NATIONS - (AP) The Middle East, that timeless tinderbox at the core of so much in world affairs, looms as a battleground in the U.N.'s meeting halls this month, as 189 nations debate nuclear proliferation. The idea of establishing the region as a zone free of nuclear weapons, a notion on...

Middle East Christians, Human Rights and Dhimmitude

The Christian population has been plummeting across the Middle East in recent years. The primary cause of the decline is radical Islamic persecution of non-Muslims, from church burnings to outright murder simply for the "crime" of being Christian. Approximately 150,000 Christians are...

Hiba Husseini on Secured Transactions Regimes in Emerging Arab Market Economies

by Hiba Husseini Access to credit is one limitation on growth in Arab economies. Secured transactions laws leave borrowers unable to leverage while lenders struggle to manage uncertainty created by outdated laws. Reform can reduce lender risk and increase credit. With an open regime eliminating barriers...

BOOK REVIEW: "A Brilliant, Much-Needed Resource" - Raj Bhala’s Understanding Islamic Law (Shari‘a) By John Balouziyeh

Raj Bhala’s Understanding Islamic Law (Shari‘a) (LexisNexis, Understanding Series 2012) A Brilliant, Much-Needed Resource By John Balouziyeh Professor Raj Bhala’s Understanding Islamic Law ( Shari‘a ) (LexisNexis, Understanding Series 2012; US $45 paperback, US $34...