21 Facts About Arab world


The eastern part of the Arab world is known as the Mashriq, and the western part as the Maghreb.

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The Arab world has a combined population of around 422 million inhabitants and a gross domestic product of $2.

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In post-classical history, the Arab world was synonymous with the historic Arab empires and caliphates.

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Arab world nationalism arose in the second half of the 19th century along with other nationalist movements within the Ottoman Empire.

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Linguistic and political denotation inherent in the term Arab world is generally dominant over genealogical considerations.

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Majority of people in the Arab world adhere to Islam, and the religion has official status in most countries.

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Smaller ethno-religious minorities across the Arab world League include the Yezidis, Yarsan and Shabaks, the Druzes (mainly in Syria and in Lebanon, Jordan) and Mandaeans (in Iraq).

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Arab world cinema has explored many topics from politics, colonialism, tradition, modernity and social taboos.

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Arab woman shaped a great portion of the film industry in the Arab world by employing their cinematic talents in improving the production of Arab films.

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However, the production of Arab world cinema has declined in the last decades and many filmmakers in the Middle East gathered to hold a meeting and discuss the current state of Arab world cinema.

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Women in the Arab world are still denied equality of opportunity, although their disenfranchisement is a critical factor crippling the Arab nations' quest to return to the first rank of global leaders in commerce, learning and culture, according to a United Nations-sponsored report in 2008.

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Sentiment of Arab world nationalism arose in the second half of the 19th century along with other nationalisms within the declining Ottoman Empire.

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Today, Arab world states are characterized by their autocratic rulers and lack of democratic control.

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Chain of events leading to the destabilization of the authoritarian regimes established during the 1950s throughout the Arab world became apparent during the early years of the 21st century.

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Arab world Nationalism was another strong force in the region which peaked during the mid-20th century and was professed by many leaders in Egypt, Algeria, Libya, Syria, and Iraq.

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Many of the modern borders of the Arab World were drawn by European imperial powers during the 19th and early 20th century.

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Arab world's turned to talk to somebody and as she was turning the paper moved and the ruler moved and that added considerable territory to the Jordanians.

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Arab world states are mostly, although not exclusively, developing economies and derive their export revenues from oil and gas, or the sale of other raw materials.

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Main economic organisations in the Arab World are the Gulf Cooperation Council, comprising the states in the Persian Gulf, and the Union of the Arab Maghreb (UMA), made up of North African States.

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Political borders of the Arab world have wandered, leaving Arab minorities in non-Arab countries of the Sahel and the Horn of Africa as well as in the Middle Eastern countries of Cyprus, Turkey and Iran, and leaving non-Arab minorities in Arab countries.

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Northern boundary of the African Arab world has fluttered briefly in the other direction, first through the Crusades and later through the imperial involvement of France, Britain, Spain, and Italy.

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