Middle East

INTERNATIONAL LAW

Qatar hires US legal heavyweight on $2.5 million contract

The law firm of former US senator and US Attorney General John Ashcroft has been appointed to help the Qatar Government to advise on its crisis including legal work on international counter-terrorism finance laws.

POLITICS

Egypt's President approves controversial NGO law

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has signed a controversial NGO law which is now in effect in a move widely condemned by international NGO groups and members of the US Congress.