Jason Lemon January 14, 2018 10 Most Alcohol Consuming Arab Countries, average consumption of alcohol in Arab countries, consumption of alcohol in Arab countries, use of alcohol, World Health Organization's 2014 report on alcohol and the management of substance abuse
Although many Arab countries have somewhat strict regulations on the sale and consumption of alcohol, and a few, such as Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, ban it all together, that doesn’t mean it isn’t widely consumed throughout the region. According to the World Health Organization’s 2014 report on alcohol and the management of substance abuse, the average human aged 15 years or older consumes 6.2 litres of pure alcohol per year.
Neville Teller May 14, 2018 despotism and repression, human rights violations, human rights violations not well recorded, Israel's human rights record, old UNCHR condemning Israel, problems of the UNHRC, reform of the Human Rights Council, reforming the prerequisites for UNHRC membership, some of the world’s worst human rights abusers in the Human Rights Council, the mistakes of the UNCHR, the UN Commission on Human Rights (UNCHR), UN Commission on Human Rights rejecting criticism, UN Human Rights Council, UNHRC's condemnatory resolutions against Israel, violations of the UN Charter by UN member states
Comparatively speaking, the UN Human Rights Council is still in its infancy. Set up only twelve years ago by the UN General Assembly, it had one over-riding purpose – to rectify the egregious faults of its predecessor body, the UN Commission on Human Rights (UNCHR). The UNCHR had been a working body of the United Nations virtually from its foundation in 1946, but over its 60 years of existence it had accrued a raft of objectionable practices which finally made the organization totally unacceptable to many governments, activists and eventually to the UN itself.
Hakim Khatib May 21, 2018 desperate situation in Gaza, Gaza strip, Gaza unfit for human consumption, Gaza-Israel Border, Independence Day in Israel, Israeli military actions at the Gaza-Border, policy of no-killing-children, protests of Palestinians, situation in Gaza has deteriorated, suffering of the civilian population of Gaza, the humanitarian crisis in Gaza, the Nakba “catastrophe” Day for Palestinians, US embassy relocation from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem
For the sake of the Palestinians and Israelis alike, the humanitarian crisis in Gaza has to be seriously addressed by the international community. The massacure of unarmed Palestinians at the Gaza-Israel Border has left at least 60 Palestinians killed and at least no less than 1700 injured. Eight of the dead were children. While the demonstrations have intensified over US embassy relocation from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, the start of protests was on 30 March 2018.
James M. Dorsey April 3, 2018 #Where_Have_All_the_Young_Ones_Gone?, Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi again president, anti-government demonstrations, ban on public attendance of soccer games, discontent in Egypt, Egyptian Football Association (EFA), Egyptian militant soccer fans, Egyptian ultras, elections in Egypt 2018, Mousa Mostafa Mousa, student protests in Egypt, worst repression in Egypt
Egyptian general-turned-president Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi won a second term virtually unchallenged in what is widely seen as a flawed election. The run-up to the poll, including a soccer protest, suggests, however, that it will take more than a democratic whitewash to get a grip on simmering discontent.
James M. Dorsey May 11, 2018 Arab solidarity, FIFA choosing the 2016 host, Moroccan bid for the hosting rights of the 2026 World Cup, Prince Mohammed, rise of individual country nationalism, Saudi Arabia breaking with Arab solidarity, Saudi Arabia not supporting a Moroccan bid for the 2026 World Cup, Saudi businessman Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, Saudi Moroccan Soccer Spat, Saudi nationalism, Saudi's alliance with the United States, soccer in Saudi ARabia, Turki Al-Sheikh, UAE-Saudi-led boycott, US-Canadian-Mexican bid to co-host the 2026 World Cup, World Cup has become a battleground in the Gulf crisis
A Saudi Moroccan soccer spat speaks volumes about the depth of change in the Arab world.
Neville Teller May 21, 2018 Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, Hezbollah, how to deal with Iran, Iran and Russia, Iran's alliance with Assad, Iran's regional ambitions, Iranian aggression, Iranian revolution of 1979, Khomeini's mission against Sunni Muslims and the West, long-standing tensions between Iran and Israel, The deal to limit Iran’s nuclear capabilities in exchange for a lifting of sanctions, The Trouble with Iran, today's difficulties of Iran going back to the Iranian revolution, Trump’s withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal
That the current Iranian regime poses a problem for the free world is a fact of life. It even poses a problem for Russia, its de facto ally in the Syrian conflict. But the Iranian dilemma comes into even sharper focus following US President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal, and the escalation of long-standing tensions between Iran and Israel into open military skirmishes.
Hilmi Demir January 16, 2018 factors contributing to violence of social movements, globalization and social networks as influence on radicalism, Islam and radicalism, Islamization of radicalism, legitimization of racicalism in a religious context, opposition to different ideologies, radical movements, radical salafism, radicalism, Radicalization, road to terrorism, violent radicalization
Today, there is growing anger in all areas of daily life – between neighbors, in religious discourse and other aspects of personal and social relations. Young people have been expressing their strong opposition to certain ideologies through violence. In other words, we are faced with a global wave of violent radicalization.
Hakim Khatib May 15, 2018 anti-atheism, apostasy laws, atheism in the Muslim majority world, Atheists in Muslim Majority Countries between Inclusion and Exclusion, authoritarian states, criminalisation of atheism, Egypt combatting atheism, ex-Muslim, Hakim Khatib, intolerance towards disbelief, Islam, negative connotation of the word "atheism", no one version of Islam, non-belief remains a taboo, nonbelievers in the Quran, persecution, punishment and discrimination campaigns against atheists
Authoritarian regimes and religious institutions in the Muslim majority world see eye-to-eye on the topic of atheism. United by their fear of losing control over their populations and their desire for conformity, consecutive governments have pushed for unfair restrictions on their subjects’ beliefs since their inception. But even in society, non-belief remains a taboo. Should atheists in Muslim majority world become more vocal?
James M. Dorsey May 21, 2018 America First Policy, boosting US nuclear exports to the Middle East, international nuclear agreement with Iran, Iran walking away from the 2015 agreement?, Iranian commitment to the nuclear agreement, Israeli prime minister Benyamin Netanyahu, risk of a nuclear race in the Middle East, Saudi Arabia's civil nuclear programm, Saudi distrust of Iran, Trump’s Abrogation of Iran Deal, UAE's construction of the Arab world’s first commercial nuclear reactor, US nuclear exports, US withdrawal from Iran Deal
President Donald J. Trump’s abrogation of the 2015 international nuclear agreement with Iran is likely to put his America First policy to the test.