Armenia
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The Republic of Armenia is a democratic sovereign state in western Asia with a population of approximately 3 million people. The Armenian Apostolic Church is widely recognised as the world’s oldest church, and is the country’s primary religious establishment with 93% of the population as adherents. Constitution and government The […]

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Azerbaijan
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The Republic of Azerbaijan is a contiguous transcontinental presidential republic in the Caucasus region, situated at the crossroads of Eastern Europe and Western Asia. Azerbaijan is a member state of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). Constitution and government The constitution and other laws and policies provide for freedom of […]

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Bahrain
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Bahrain has a population of 1.3 million, of which only half are citizens. Citizens belong mostly to Islam (99%), the remaining 1% are Christians, Hindus, Baha’is and Jews. There are no statistics regarding Shia and Sunni representation, however, it can be assumed that Shiites represent a majority. The other half […]

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Cyprus
Const/Govt Edu/Child Society/Comm Expression

The Republic of Cyprus is a sovereign island state in southeastern Europe. Situated in the Mediterranean Sea, it is located close to Turkey (north), Syria and Lebanon (east), Israel (south east), Egypt (south) and Greece (west). Constitution and government Although the constitution doesn’t specifically make reference to secularism, it guarantees […]

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Georgia
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A former Soviet republic which declared its independence in 1991, Georgia is today a  representative democratic semi-presidential republic, lying at the intersection of Europe and Asia. The northern regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia have declared independence from Georgia, though there is little international recognition for their independence, and Georgia […]

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Iraq
Const/Govt Edu/Child Society/Comm Expression

Iraq is surrounded by Saudi-Arabia, Jordan, Syria, Turkey, Iran and Kuwait, and has been at the centre and conflux of events not just in the region but worldwide for decades. Iraq is a member of the League of Arab States (LAS), as well as the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). […]

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Israel
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Israel has a population of just over 8.2 million people. Those identifying as Jews represent an estimated 75% of the population, with 17% identifying as Muslim. Smaller religious minorities are Druze (1.6%), Christian (2%) and Baha’is Samaritans Karaites and Jehovah’s Witnesses. Controversially established as a homeland for the Jewish people, […]

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Jordan
Const/Govt Edu/Child Society/Comm Expression

The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is a sovereign state with a constitutional monarchy in western Asia with a population of approximately 7.9 million. More than 90% of citizens are Sunni Muslims and there are small communities of Christians, Shiites, Baha’i and Druzes. Jordan significantly restricts freedom of religion, belief, and […]

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Kuwait
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Kuwait is a constitutional monarchy with an elected parliamentary system. When taken in comparison with other countries in its region, Kuwait generally ranks well in terms of civil liberties, press freedom and judicial independence. Nevertheless, the past few years have seen a notable crack-down on freedom of expression in the […]

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Lebanon
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The Lebanese Republic has a population of around 5.9 million people, of which almost 1.4 million are mostly Syrian (and some Palestinian) refugees. The country’s history has been marked by sectarian tensions between its numerous and diverse ethnic and religious groups which came to a head in the Lebanese civil […]

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