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In the News (Tue 16 Apr 19)

  The Great History of the Arab People and Civilization
The Arab homeland stretches some 5,000 miles— nearly twice the distance between New York and San Francisco—from the Atlantic coast of northern Africa in the west to the Arabian Sea in the east, and from the Mediterranean Sea in the north to Central Africa in the south.
The primary objective of the Arab League, as it is commonly called, is to facilitate maximum integration among the Arab countries through coordination of their activities in the political sphere as well as in the fields of economics, social services, education, communications, development, technology and industrialization.
While the great urban centers of the Arab nation are reaping the benefits of the space age, including satellite communications with other parts of the world, many retain the flavor of the past through their architecture, arts and traditions.
www.middleeastnews.com /intoarab101.html   (5240 words)

 Cartoons from the Arab World
Most print media in the Arab world are under the full or partial control of the ruling regimes.
The Arabic words alongside the Twin Towers are “The Peace.” This cartoon restates the widely held myth in the Arab world that Israel and the Jews were responsible for the 9/11 attacks which were in fact of course carried out by al-Qaeda.
Arab News is a Saudi-based English language daily which is supposedly one of the Arab world’s more moderate papers.
www.tomgrossmedia.com /ArabCartoons.htm   (987 words)

 GSM World - GSM Arab World
GSM Arab World is the Arab Interest Group of the GSM Association, the premier global body behind the world’s leading wireless communications standard.
GSM Arab World is the regional representative body of the wireless industry in the Arab region.
The organisation is driven by mobile operator members and GSM Arab World represents their common views and messages vis-à-vis regional organisations and key stakeholders of the Mobile.
www.gsmworld.com /gsmaw/index.shtml   (176 words)

 One Arab World
The core concept is integrating the two predominant forces on both the social and political fields in the Arab World today, they are the religious/conservative and the liberal/secular.
We speak of Arab Unity for a reason, it is not just a passionate long held dream nor is it a void ideal, it is morality at its pinnacle.
The Arab world in its current state is not even scratching its pool of potential; therefore there is no compelling reason for us to remain as thus, when we are in essence a single mixed race, with much more obvious similarities than differences.
www.onearabworld.blog.com   (3971 words)

  International IDEA | The Arab World
The project, Democracy in the Arab World, was designed to promote discussion and dialogue on democratic reform in Egypt, Jordan and Yemen.
The project, also sought to develop recommendations that may also be valid for other Arab countries engaged in democratic transition, and for the international community in supporting the reform process in the Arab world.
As part of its global work on the use of gender quotas in politics, IDEA held a workshop on women quotas in the Arab world in Cairo, Egypt in December 2004.
www.idea.int /arab_world/index.cfm   (477 words)

  Arab world - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In Somalia, although it is a member of the Arab league, the predominant language is Somali, and the population is predominantly Somali (85% of the population), not Arab.
Nouakchott is the westernmost capital of the Arab world and the third-westernmost in Africa, and sits on the Atlantic fringe of the southwestern Sahara.
The southern boundary of Arab North Africa is the stripe of scrubland known as the Sahel, that crosses the continent south of the Sahara, dipping further south in Sudan in the east.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Arab_world   (3647 words)

 Arab - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Arabs believe that they are descendants of Shem, son of Noah based on the writings of the Qur'an, Torah and the Bible.
Is used for defining the Arabs who are traditionally considered to be descendants of Abraham through his son Ishmael through his son Adnan, and they are known as Adnanite: it is defined of the Arabs who settled in Mecca when Abraham took his Egyptian wife Hagar or (Hajar) and his son Ishmael to Mecca.
During the 8th and 9th centuries, the Arabs (specifically the Umayyads, and later Abbasids) forged an empire whose borders touched southern France in the west, China in the east, Asia Minor in the north, and the Sudan in the south.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Arab   (2822 words)

The diverse forms of governance that characterize the Arab world, from monarchic or dynastic rule, to centralized one party systems, to fledgling multiparty democracies play a critical role in shaping the opportunities and mechanisms for political and civic participation for both men and women.
This is fundamentally because in all Arab countries, the relationship between the State and women is not a direct one, rather it is mediated by a males kinsman (father, brother, husband).
An important and rapid change in family structures in the Arab world however, is the increase in the number of households headed and financially supported by women (as a result of divorce, widowhood due to natural causes and wars, abandonment, and male unemployment).
www.worldbank.org /wbi/mdf/mdf4/special/2-gender.html   (2190 words)

 Arabic, Arabs, "The Arab World", Arabia - The Peace Encyclopedia
Shut off from the outside world by the sea and the peril of the desert around them, the Arabs are the purest race in the world, even purer than the Jews, many of whom have blond hair and blue eyes.
[Arabs are] A people/ethnicity/nation, including a culture, language and religion, that originated in the 7th century western Arabian peninsula, and was spread to almost all the aboriginal semitic peoples of the near east by conquest, murder, rape, slavery and forced conversions to Islam.
As a result of the Arab conquest of the Eastern Mediterranean, and because of Islam's sumptuary laws with regard to the People of the Book and the Dhimmis it subjugated, Christians and Jews in the East were reduced to the level of 'tolerated' religious communities in their own homeland.
peace.heebz.com /arabs.html   (2954 words)

 Misrepresenting Arab World
The simplified rhetoric that describes the Arab world as being mired in poverty and ignorance neglects the geographical, historical and cultural factors that brought the Arab world to its present position.
The skepticism is enhanced by the failure to highlight the positive accomplishments of the Arabs and properly analyze the factors that have brought the Arab world to its present conditions.
Arab income per capita at ~$2500 (2002) is higher than that in most other developing regions and is considered in the middle-income group.
www.alternativeinsight.com /Misrepresenting_Arab_World.html   (2490 words)

 Saudi Aramco World : The Arab Roots of European Medicine   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Persia became part of the Islamic world in 636, and Arab rulers supported the medical school at Jundishahpur; for the next 200 years it was the greatest center of medical teaching in the Islamic world.
The Arab pharmacopoeia of the time was extensive, and gave descriptions of the geographical origin, physical properties and methods of application of everything found useful in the cure of disease.
Thus the Islamic world not only provided a slender but ultimately successful line of transmission for the medical knowledge of ancient Greece and the Hellenic world, it also corrected and enormously expanded that knowledge before passing it on to a Europe that had abandoned observation, experimentation and the very concept of earthly progress centuries before.
www.saudiaramcoworld.com /issue/199703/the.arab.roots.of.european.medicine.htm   (4357 words)

 CNN.com - Anger mounts in Arab world - Mar. 20, 2003
Anger and frustration is surging in the Arab world over the U.S.-led attacks on Iraq which are seen as an illegal invasion of a neighboring nation.
In Cairo, the Arab world's biggest capital city, thousands took to the streets, protesting against the war and the fact that U.S. troops are on Arab soil.
Arab officials as well as analysts believe the war may lead to a radicalization of the region.
www.cnn.com /2003/WORLD/meast/03/20/sprj.irq.arab.reax/index.html   (813 words)

 In Arab world, Zarqawi tactics bred disgust - The Boston Globe
His extended family, Akhras said, consists of hard-working Palestinians who live across the Arab world and are bystanders in the war between Al Qaeda and the United States.
Arab analysts said that Zarqawi, who died in a US airstrike Wednesday, tapped into profound forces that will endure in the Arab world independent of his particular brand of terrorism: disgust with repressive regimes at home, rage against the United States, and ever-strengthening political Islam.
In the Arab world, he said, a great number of people sympathized with Zarqawi's initial crusade, viewing it as part of a legitimate Iraqi resistance to the US-led invasion.
www.boston.com /news/world/middleeast/articles/2006/06/12/in_arab_world_zarqawi_tactics_bred_disgust   (1060 words)

 The Head Heeb: Arab World Archives
There are Jews and Lebanese scattered through the world, which inevitably means that many citizens of Israel and Lebanon are dual nationals, that they go abroad and bring home the foreigners they marry, and that many of those who come to both countries do so as refugees.
In Palestine as elsewhere in the Arab world, chambers of commerce and professional syndicates serve as political incubators and focuses of opposition, and many of them (particularly in Gaza) were Hamas strongholds.
The past seemed to have returned to Egyptian politics on the first day of the third and final round of the parliamentary poll, in which the last 136 of the legislature's 444 elected members are being chosen.
headheeb.blogmosis.com /archives/cat_arab_world.html   (17226 words)

 [The Arab World] Near East Collections: An Illustrated Guide (Library of Congress - African & Middle Eastern ...
Arab intellectuals, inheritors of the ancient received tradition, were responsible for the translation of, commentary on, and cultural transmission of innumerable classics of antiquity, many of which exist thanks only to their efforts.
Depicted is a thirteenth-century manuscript of Sharh fusul Abiqrat (The aphorisms of Hippocrates) with commentary by the eleventh-century Arab physician Abd al Rahman ibn Ali ibn Abi Sadiq.
Arab scientists and physicians, often more advanced than their European counterparts, were important not only for the traditions they transmitted but also for their own unique and important contributions to the sciences.
www.loc.gov /rr/amed/guide/nes-arabworld.html   (1585 words)

 Jonathan Schanzer on Arab World & Iraq on National Review Online
Despite the repeated and emphatic declarations of unity with Iraq, the recent televised brawl between Arab leaders at the Organization of the Islamic Conference in Qatar showed that the Arab world is actually anything but unified.
Arab leaders also know that cooperation with the U.S. is likely to pay dividends in the long run.
In a part of the world where self-preservation is the rule, call it survival of the skittish.
www.nationalreview.com /comment/comment-schanzer031803.asp   (847 words)

 Forumblog.org - The World Economic Forum Weblog: Arab World Reforms
The World Economic Forum is an independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world.
The countries of the Arab world vary significantly in their levels of per capita income, the degree of political and economic liberalization that underpins them, and the structure of the productive apparatus, with many being unduly dependent on the energy sector.
Unless countries in the Arab world can ensure gainful employment for their fast-growing populations—particularly the young—the significant political difficulties that are already emerging could worsen, with potentially unfavorable economic and political consequences.
www.forumblog.org /blog/arab_world_reforms/index.html   (992 words)

 NITLE Arab World Project
This is an account of the forces that have shaped the Arab world into the kind of society it is today.
This unit begins with the question, "Who are the Arabs?" It then moves on to address the status of those Arabs who are not Muslim, as well as the status of those non-Arabs, both Muslim and not, who form the minority communities of the region.
This unit will introduce you to the literary and philosophical tradition of the Arab World, both by providing sample readings of translated primary texts and by providing critical and historical analyses of the Arabic literary tradition.
arabworld.nitle.org /main_menu.php?module_id=3   (532 words)

 ARGUMENT: Arab world Archives   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Ghalioun is a French-Syrian professor of political sociology at the Sorbonne University (Paris III); he is also director of the Sorbonne’s CEAOC (Center of Arab Studies and Contemporary Orient) and the CEMAOC (Center of Arab World Studies and Contemporary Orient).
Thus, in fact, it is Israel that besieges the Arab countries, thanks to its unmatched military superiority and to the international unrelenting support that it is granted from the USA and Europe…Thanks also to the Arab situation breaking apart and to the collapsing of the Arab front.
The party who is trying to keep for himself the regional acquisitions despite the continual offers for peace from the Arab world is actually the party who feels empowered enough to face his adversaries and subdue them.
hichemkaroui.com /online/arab_world   (1393 words)

 West Bank & Gaza   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Christian Arabs, who comprise less than 10 percent of the Palestinian population and belong chiefly to the Greek Orthodox and Roman Catholic churches, are concentrated in towns around Jerusalem.
The Ottomans were defeated during World War I (1914-1918) and driven from the area by the British; in 1920 the West Bank became part of the British mandate of Palestine.
Meanwhile, the Arab population in the West Bank increased, and towns and villages expanded accordingly.
www.arab-world-information.com /west_bank_&_gaza.htm   (5247 words)

 ALA | Arab World
Some excellent new children’s and young adult books, set in the Arab world, are beginning to come upon the landscape, created by such notable authors and illustrators as Naomi Shihab Nye, Ted Lewin, Florence Parry Heide, Judith Heide Gilliland, Mary Matthews, and Eric Kimmel.
Since the Arab world spans 21 countries and many ethnic groups, the titles are arranged by the country or ethnic region in which the book takes place (if known).
A familiar character in the Arab oral tradition, the Egyptian Goha resembles Mullah Nasr-ed-din from Iran, who is called Nasr-ed-din Hodja in Turkey, and Joha or Jha in other parts of the Arab world.
www.ala.org /ala/booklinksbucket/arabworld.htm   (4189 words)

 WorldNetDaily: Why the Arab world hates America
According to leftists and to Arab and Islamic spokesmen, the reasons are: American support for non-democratic regimes in the Arab world – such as in Egypt and Saudi Arabia –; and because America supports Israel.
The argument that America is hated by Arabs because it supports non-democratic regimes in the Arab world would be regarded as hilarious were it not believed by so many gullible people in the West.
American influence in the Arab world prevents our haters there from imposing their vicious expression of Islam, not from establishing Jeffersonian democracy.
www.worldnetdaily.com /news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=30485   (729 words)

 IMF / World Bank and the Arab world
Conscious of the concerns of Arab Banker readers and their desire to do what they can to help the people of Palestine the Arab Bankers Association has established the ABA Emergency Palestine Relief Fund.
The Arab Bankers Association wishes to acknowledge the kind and generous support of the sponsors of its Annual Gala Dinner held at The Four Seasons Hotel on Saturday 19th June, 2004, for the benefit of various charities in the Middle East.
Arab Banker is The Journal of The Arab Bankers' Association.
www.arab-banker.com /dir/1803/1803-QatarFocus.asp   (1896 words)

 Foreign Affairs - Book Review - The Arab World: Society, Culture, and State - Halim Barakat
The author of this broad survey of the contemporary Arab world is a Syrian-born sociologist and author.
He is also a strong advocate of revolutionary transformation of the Arab world, which he believes has a future as a unified nation--democratic, secular and egalitarian.
Barakat is harsh both in his critique of virtually all Western scholarship on the Arab world and in his own assessment of Arab society (including the role of Islam).
www.foreignaffairs.org /19930601fabook5375/halim-barakat/the-arab-world-society-culture-and-state.html   (339 words)

 Arab View: Arab World Needs Change — the Sooner the Better
We have to be aware that whoever is in charge of the White House, whether Bush or Kerry, the US will always be blinded by its desire to rearrange the geopolitics of the region to serve its paramount political, economic and military interests and maintain an Israeli hegemony over the area.
The Arab countries urgently need to reform, not as a reaction to Bush, Cheney, Howard or Friedman but because reform in the Arab world is both overdue and indispensable.
That is why the Arab governments and the Arab people must redefine the status quo so we can deal with the whole world on an equal footing.
www.arabview.com /articles.asp?article=414   (724 words)

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