UAE

March 5, 2000

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Population:2.98 million (1999)Religions:75% Muslim; 25% Christian and otherGovernment:Self-Governing Autonomy Languages:Arabic; Hebrew, English (spoken at senior business and government levels)Work We

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Population:2.4 million (1999), including approx. 600,000 expatriatesAnnual Population Growth Rate (estimate):4.9 percentReligions:IslamGovernment:Constitutional MonarchyLanguages:Arabic (English is w

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Population29.1 million (1999 estimate)Religions99% Islam; less than 1% JewishGovernmentConstitutional MonarchyLanguagesArabic (official), French (business), Berber dialects, Spanish (in North)Work Wee

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Population:4.00 million (1999)Religions:Muslim, ChristianGovernment:Democratic Parliamentary RepublicLanguages:Arabic; (French, English and Armenian are widely spoken)Work Week:Government:Monday-Frida

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Population:2.34 million (1998)Religions:85% Muslim (Shi'ite 30%, Sunni 45%, Other 10%) Christian, Hindu, Parsi and other 15% .Government:Constitutional MonarchyLanguages:Arabic (English is widely spok

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Population5.4 million (1999)Religions99% Sunni Muslim; 100,000 Christians (Greek Orthodox, Armenian and Catholic)GovernmentConstitutional MonarchyLanguagesArabic (English is widely spoken)Work WeekPub

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Population:6.1 million (1999)Religions:82% Jewish; 14% Muslim; 3% Christian; 1% Druze and otherGovernmentParliamentary DemocracyLanguages:Hebrew, Arabic (English is widely spoken)Work Week:Public Sect

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Population:68 million (1999)Religions:92% Muslim; 8% OtherGovernment:Presidential/ Parliamentarian RepublicLanguages:Arabic (English and French are widely spoken)Work Week:Commercial:Saturday – Thursd

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Population:0.63 million (1999)Religions:85% Muslim; 15% Christians, Jews, Bahais, Hindus and ZoroastriansGovernment:Emirate, limited monarchyLanguages:Arabic (English is widely spoken)Work Week:Saturd

March 2, 2000

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Iran and Bahrain are looking to strengthen business ties.   An Iranian export products exhibition is now open at the Bahrain International Exhibition

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Once again, Hollywood has demonstrated its affinity for stereotyping all Arabs as ''bad guys,'' in the movie ''Courage Under Fire''.   Dima Hamdan, a

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The Arab public is increasingly tuning out Arab programming and tuning in to foreign stations.  According to Arab News, the recent field study conduct

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It is not the NBA, but Lebanese basketball is still popular and maybe the most competitive in the Arab world.   Sagesse Beirut, the champions of the l

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Bolivia is seeking Egyptian expertise in its fight against drugs.   A high-ranking Bolivian delegation is expected to arrive in Cairo tomorrow, headed

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A recent spate of thefts has reportedly spread across Shaqrah city in Abin governorate.  According to al Ayam daily, burglars have entered private apa