UAE

March 5, 2000

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Only two rounds remain until the conclusion of the African football qualifications for the Olympic Games in Sydney, and much is still to be decided.  

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564,290 computers were sold in the Gulf States and Levant countries in 1999, marking the first time that annual sales surged beyond half a million.  A

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The UAE will host the first Arab youth judo championship March 10-11 at al Nasr club in Dubai.  Ali Rashed al Jarwan, the championship manager, said t

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Fawzia al Shidady al Harbi won the Saudi book club award at the Culture and Art Association.   The Amir Feisal Ben Fahd contest was devoted to select

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Population:18.1 million (1999 estimate)Population Growth Rate:3.7 percentReligions:99% Muslim with some Jews, Christians, Hindus.Government:RepublicLanguages:Arabic (Many businessmen and government of

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Population:2.85 million (1999), including 80% expatriatesReligions:90% MuslimGovernment:Federation of EmiratesLanguages:Arabic (English is widely spoken)Work Week:Private Sector:Saturday - Thursday8:3

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Population:10.02 million (1992)Religions:Over 99% Moslem with a very small indigenous Jewish communityGovernment:Republic with an elected parliamentLanguages:Arabic, FrenchWork Week:Private Sector:Mon

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Population:16 million (1999)Population Growth Rate:3.3%Religions:70% Sunni Muslim, 12% Alawi, 14% Christian (various sects), 3% Druze and small number of Jews, Yazidis and other Muslim SectsGovernment

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Population:20.2 million (1999)Population Growth Rate/yr:3.4 percentReligions:IslamGovernment:Monarchy and a Council of MinistersLanguages:Arabic (English is widely spoken)Work Week:Business:Saturday -

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Population:0.54 million (1999)Religions:IslamGovernment:Constitutional MonarchyLanguages:Official: Arabic (English is widely spoken)Work Week:Public Sector:Saturday - Wednesday7:00 - 13:00Private Sect

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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