Arab dictatorships refers to the A government is an organization that has the power to make and enforce laws for a certain territory. ...governments of most Arab (disambiguation). ...Arab countries which are considered, especially by democratic nations, to be in effect Benito Mussolini and Adolf Hitler were two of the 20th centurys most notorious dictators. ...dictatorships because they are ruled by Dictator was the title of a magistrate in ancient Rome appointed by the Senate to rule the state in times of emergency. ...dictators or Despotism is government by a singular authority, either a single person or tightly knit group, which rules with absolute power. ...despots who oppose This article deals with democracy in its modern sense. ...democracy. The Arab dictatorships consist of hereditary Absolute monarchy is an idealized form of government, a monarchy where the ruler has the power to rule his or her country and citizens freely with no laws or legally_organized direct opposition telling him or her what to do, although some religious authority may be able to discourage the...absolute monarchs (as in The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is a country on the Arabian Peninsula. ...Saudi Arabia, and the The Persian Gulf States, frequently just called the Gulf States (which may cause a confusion with the Gulf States of the United States, which are those along the Gulf of Mexico), are the countries in Southwest Asia or the Middle East which border the Persian Gulf. ...Gulf States), or self_appointed "presidents" who seized power in A coup détat, or simply a coup, is the sudden overthrow of a government, usually done by a small group that just replaces the top power figures. ...Coup d'états (such leaders of This article is about Libya, the country in North Africa. ...Libya and The Syrian Arab Republic is a country in the Middle East, bordering (from south to north) on Lebanon, Israel, Jordan, Iraq and Turkey. ...Syria) or a religious A cleric is: A member of the clergy of a religion, especially one that has trained or ordained priests, preachers, or other religious professionals; or A member of a character class in Dungeons & Dragons and similar fantasy role_playing games. ...cleric (as in Foreign relations Main article: Foreign relations of Sudan Sudan has a territorial dispute with Egypt over the Halaib Triangle. ...Sudan).
Most of the Arab dictatorships are in a very poor economic situation, due to various degrees of international Economic sanctions are economic penalties applied by one country (or group of countries) on another for a variety of reasons. ...economic sanctions, local corruption and tyrannical reign which is believed to suffocate personal enterprise. The Human rights are rights which some hold to be inalienable and belonging to all humans. ...human rights conditions in Arab dictatorships are often poor. Arbitrary arrests and executions, lack of Due process of law is a legal concept that ensures the government will respect all of a persons legal rights instead of just some or most of those legal rights, when the government deprives a person of life, liberty, or property. ...due process, suppression of civic freedoms, especially of speech and political activism, remain common there.
Some Arab dictatorships have been accused of supporting Terrorism refers to the use of violence for the purpose of achieving a political, religious, or ideological goal. ...terrorism by supplying money, people and weapons to ...terrorist organizations. Syria, for example, is accused by the The United States of America — also referred to as the United States, the U.S.A., the U.S., America¹, the States, or (archaically) Columbia — is a federal republic of 50 states located primarily in central North America (with the exception of two states: Alaska and Hawaii). ...United States of sponsoring Hezbollah militant Guerrilla carrying Hezbollah Flag Hezbollah (Arabic حزب الله, meaning Party of God) is a political and military organization in Lebanon founded in 1982 to fight Israel in southern Lebanon. ...Hezbollah and the This article is about particular organizations known as Islamic Jihad. ...Islamic Jihad. Libya has paid compensation to the The United States of America — also referred to as the United States, the U.S.A., the U.S., America¹, the States, or (archaically) Columbia — is a federal republic of 50 states located primarily in central North America (with the exception of two states: Alaska and Hawaii). ...United States and the The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a country in western Europe, and a member of the British Commonwealth and European Union. ...United Kingdom for the terrorist bombing of a The cockpit landed in a farmers field near a tiny church in Tundergarth, Scotland Pan Am Flight 103 was Pan Ams daily Frankfurt_London_New York_Detroit evening flight. ...Pan Am flight over Lockerbie is a small town with a population of about 4500 (as of 2004), located in the Dumfries and Galloway region in south_western Scotland. ...Lockerbie, Scotland (Scottish Gaelic: Alba) is a country or nation and former independent kingdom of northwest Europe, and one of the four constituent parts of the United Kingdom. ...Scotland. In return, international sanctions were lifted. Some Arab dictatorships, like Saudi Arabia, The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, commonly called Jordan, is a country in the Middle East. ...Jordan and The Arab Republic of Egypt, commonly known as Egypt, (in Arabic: مصر, romanized Mişr or Maşr, in Egyptian dialect) is a republic mostly located in northeastern Africa. ...Egypt, are pro_western, advocating a foreign policy designed to conciliate, as much as possible, Western and especially American governments. Other dictatorships have often been accused of encouraging Anti_Americanism is a term referring to hostility towards or disapproval for the government, culture, history, and/or people of the United States of America. ...anti_Americanism as a means to divert popular discontent away from themselves.
After the See also: 2003 invasion of Iraq and Gulf War (disambiguation) C Company, 1st Battalion, The Staffordshire Regiment, 1st UK Armoured Division The Persian Gulf War was a conflict between Iraq and a coalition force of 34 nations led by the United States. ...Gulf War of 1990 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ...1990_ 1991 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...91 and the liberation of This article is about the country of Kuwait. ...Kuwait, calls for more democracy in Gulf Arab states intensified. The Kuwaiti parliament was resurrected as an elected body, and has been more assertive, though still under the suzerainty of the hereditary This is an (incomplete) list of emirs of Kuwait: Sheikh Abd Allah al_Salim al_Sabah (1950_1965) Sheikh Sabah al_Salim al_Sabah (1965_1977) Sheikh Jabir al_Ahmad al_Jabir al_Sabah (1977_present) See also: al_Sabah Categories: Stub | Lists of office_holders | Kuwait ...Emir. It is notable that the right of women to vote and stand for election has been proposed by the Emir but blocked by parliament. Saudi Arabia held limited_scale local and municipal elections in February 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...2005 to a Municipal Council where half the seats are appointed. Women are barred from voting or standing for election, although the government has promised to allow their participation in election scheduled for 2009 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...2009. The dictatorship of Saddam Hussein Saddām Hussein ʻAbd al_Majid al_Tikrītī (Often spelt Husayn or Hussain; Arabic صدام حسين عبدالمجيد التكريتي; born April 28, 1937 1) was President of Iraq from 1979 to 2003. ...Saddam Hussein ended with the For other uses of the term, see Iraq war (disambiguation) The 2003 invasion of Iraq (also called the 2nd or 3rd Persian Gulf War) began on March 20, 2003, when forces belonging primarily to the United States and the United Kingdom invaded Iraq without the explicit backing of the United...2003 Invasion of Iraq, and the first free multiparty elections took place on January 30 is the 30th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ...January 30, 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...2005, though foreign troops remain in the country. In February of 2005, Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, President of Egypt Muhammad Hosni Said Mubarak ( Arabic : محمد حسنى سيد مبارك ) (born May 4, 1928), usually known as Hosni Mubarak (Mubarak also spelled Moubarak), has been the President of the Arab Republic of Egypt since October 14, 1981. ...Hosni Mubarak decided to allow multi_party presidential elections, instead of the old system where the largely Rubber stamp, is a political metaphor referring to an institution that has little power and rarely disagrees with more powerful organs. ...rubber_stamp Parliament nominates the president who is then confirmed, as the lone candidate, in a A referendum (plural: referendums or referenda) or plebiscite is a direct vote in which an entire electorate is asked to either accept or reject a particular proposal. ...referendum. It is unclear how free these elections, scheduled for September 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...2005, will be.
List of Arab dictatorships
- The Arab Republic of Egypt, commonly known as Egypt, (in Arabic: مصر, romanized Mişr or Maşr, in Egyptian dialect) is a republic mostly located in northeastern Africa. ...Egypt _ president: Hosni Mubarak, President of Egypt Muhammad Hosni Said Mubarak ( Arabic : محمد حسنى سيد مبارك ) (born May 4, 1928), usually known as Hosni Mubarak (Mubarak also spelled Moubarak), has been the President of the Arab Republic of Egypt since October 14, 1981. ...Hosni Mubarak.
- The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, commonly called Jordan, is a country in the Middle East. ...Jordan _ king: King Abdullah and Queen Rania His Majesty King Abdullah II ibn al_Hussein ( Arabic: عبدالله الثاني بن الحسين) (born January 30, 1962) is the current King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan since February 7, 1999. ...Abdullah II.
- This article is about Libya, the country in North Africa. ...Libya _ Colonel Muammar al_Qaddafi Muammar Abu Minyar al_Qaddafi 1 (Arabic: معمر القذافي Mu`ammar al_Qadhdhāfī) (born 1942), leader of Libya since 1970 and a controversial Arab statesman. ...Moammar Al Qadhafi.
- The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is a country on the Arabian Peninsula. ...Saudi Arabia _ monarchy with Wahhabism (sometimes spelled Wahabbism or Wahabism) is a movement of Islam named after Muhammad ibn Abd al Wahhab (1703–1792). ...Wahhabi influence.
- Foreign relations Main article: Foreign relations of Sudan Sudan has a territorial dispute with Egypt over the Halaib Triangle. ...Sudan _ Lt. Gen. Omar al_Bashir Lieutenant General Omar Hasan Ahmad al_Bashir (born January 1, 1944) is the president of Sudan. ...Omar Hasan Ahmad al_Bashir
- The Syrian Arab Republic is a country in the Middle East, bordering (from south to north) on Lebanon, Israel, Jordan, Iraq and Turkey. ...Syria _ president: Bashar al-Assad Bashar al-Assad (بشار الاسد) (born September 11, 1965) is the current President of Syria and the son of former President Hafez al_Assad. ...Bashar Assad
- The Tunisian Republic, or Tunisia, is a Muslim Arab country situated on the North African Mediterranean coast. ...Tunisia: Pres. Zine El Abidine Ben Ali (زين العابدين بن علي; born September 3, 1936) has been president of Tunisia since 1987, only the second since its independence from France in 1956. ...Zine El Abidine Ben Ali
- The Kingdom of Morocco is a country in northwest Africa. ...Morocco: King His Majesty King Mohammed VI (Arabic: الملك محمد السادس للمغرب) a. ...Mohammed VI
- The Islamic Republic of Mauritania is a country in northwest Africa. ...Mauritania Pres. Walad Taya
- Flag of the League of Arab States The Arab League or League of Arab States (Arabic: جامعة الدول العربية), is an organization of Arab states. ...Arab League