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Arab Republic - Factbook
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Arab Republic

Jumhūriyyat Al-`Arabiyya






I. Basic Information

1. Country Name and Three Letter Acronym: Arab Republic, ARC

2. Capital: Doha

3. Background: Reorganized in June 2013 as the Arab Republic, the fomer Al-Hasa is a new nation. Founded in 2011 following the chaos and the instability that plaqued the Arabian Penninsula. The Arab Republic encompases a vast region, from Basrah in what was once Iraq along the Persian Gulf coast of the Arabian Peninsula down to Qatar and all of Oman. The Republic was established by Faisal ibn Husayn, a former Army officer of the Iraqi Army.  The country is in the process of adopting an modern constitution.

II. Vital Statistics

4. Sub-Region: Central

5. Name of Provinces:  Qatar,  Bahrain, Ad Dammam, Basra, Oman, United Arab Emirates

6. Population: 23,033,000

7. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in mill. $US: $ 160,290


III. Government


8. Country Name:

(a) Conventional Long Form: The Arab Republic

(b) Local Long Form: Jumhūriyyat Al-`Arabiyya

(c) Local Short Form: Al-Arabiyya

9. Country’s Motto: Al-Watan, Wahdah, Hurriyah (Fatherland, Unity, Freedom)

10. Government Type: Presidential Constitutional Republic

11. Independence Date: 29/07/2011

12. Independence from: Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates and Iraq

13. National Holiday: July 29th – Independence Day, June 19th - Arabia Day

14. Legal System: English Civil Law

15. Suffrage (age): 20

16. Suffrage (who may vote): Universal Suffrage


IV. Executive Branch


17. Leader of Government: President Faisal ibn Husayn

18. Leader of Government’s Political Party: Faisal ibn Husayn

19. Head of State: President Faisal ibn Husayn

20.  Leader of Government’s Cabinet:  President Faisal ibn Husayn


V. Legislative Branch


21. Names of Major Political Parties: National Alliance, Progress Party, Socialist Democratic Party, Islamic Unity Party.

22. Names of Political Pressure Groups:  Islamic Brotherhood Party

23. Names of Chambers in Legislature: Parliament.
 
24. Seats in Each Chamber / Length of Term: 200 seats / 4 year term

25. Last Election Date: None held yet.

26. Last Election Results:  None. No elections held yet. 

27. Next Election Date: August 20th, 2010


VI. Judicial Branch


28. Number of Supreme Court Justices: 8

29. Process through which Justices Come to Power: Parliament.


VII. Foreign Policy


30. International Organization Participation: None

31. Territorial Disputes: Kuwait (Confederate Republics)


VIII. Economy


32. Economic Overview:
N/A

33.GDP Growth Rate (2005):  2,5 %

34. GDP Percentage by Sector:
   
Agriculture: 40 %
Industry: 30 %
Services: 30 %

35. Electricity Production by Source
Fossil Fuel: 92 %
Hydro: 0 %
Nuclear: 0 %
Other: 8 %
Total: N/A

36. Nuclear Energy Capabilities: None

37. Currency Name: Rial (RL)
          a) Exchange Rate: N/A

38. External Debt: N/A   

39. Creditor countries: N/A
 
40. Commodities Market

Annual Surplus For Export

Petro Products: 6100
Minerals (other): 7040
Livestock: 570   
Fish: 6650
Oil: 4270
Tea: 31,570
Gas (Natural): 1280
Consumer Goods: 110         
Textiles: 8070

Annual Cumulative Deficit Imports

Machinery: 5330
Consumer Goods: 160
Chemicals: 541
Petro Products: 1270
Livestock: 9890
Foodstuffs: 22,490
Man. Goods: 65,900
Vehicles: 160


IX. Infrastructure

41. Ports and Harbors: Doha, Basra, Dammam, Manama, Jaubail, Khafji, Dhukin, Al-Wajajah, Port Muttrah, Mina al Fahal, Sohar, Salalah, Al Duqm and Muscat

42. Number of airports with paved runways: 22

43. Name of Major International Airports: Doha Internationaal Airport, President Faisal International Airport (Basra), Dammam International Airport, Bahrain International Airport, Jubail International Airport, Khafji International Airport, Salalah Airport and Muscat International Airport.


X. Social Indicators


44. Life expectancy at Birth (in years):

Male: 75.2

Female: 76.4

45. Total Fertility Rate: 2.4

46. Nationality:

Noun: Arab
   
Adjective: Arab

47. Ethnic Groups: Arabs (98%), Westerners (2%)

48. Religious Composition: Muslims 86 % (Shia: 30.5 %, Sunni: 69,5 %), Christians 8 %, Others 6 %

49. Languages: Arab – official, English widely spoken

50. Literacy:

Total Population: 95 %

Male: 95 %
   
Female: 94 %
   
51. Major infectious diseases and degree of risk: N/A


XI. Military


52. Military branches: Army, Navy and Air Force

53. Military service:

Is Military Service Compulsory: No

Minimum age for service: 18

54. Manpower available for military service: N/A

55. Military expenditures per year – in US$ Dollars: N/A

56. Military expenditures as a percentage of GDP: N/A

57. Weapons of mass destruction:

Nuclear Weapons: None

Chemical Weapons: None

Biological Weapons: None


XII. Transnational Disputes


58. Territorial disputes with other states:  Kuwait, owned by the Confederate Republics

59.  Non-territorial disputes with other states: None.
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Re: Arab Republic - Factbook
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2011, 02:30:40 PM »
Government Ministries and Ministers



President of the Arab Republic:
President Faisal ibn Husayn

Vice President of the Arab Republic:
Vice President Karim al-Hasan

Minstry of Foreign Affairs:
Minster of Foreign Affairs: Muhammad Al-Kharafi

Minstry of Defence:
Minister of Defence: Husayn Muhammad Zebari

Minstry of Culture:
Minister of Culture: Faruq Eidan al-Bulani

Minstry of the Interior:
Minister of the Interior: Muhammad Ahmed Salih

Minstry of Justice:
Minister of Justice: Raid Jamal Rashid

Minstry of Transport:
Minister of Transport: Thamir Abbas al-Khuzai

Minstry of the Enviroment:
Minister of the Enviroment: Ali Ghalib Salim

Minstry of Health:
Minister of Health: Mustafa Al-Sebeh

Minstry of Finance:
Minister of Finance: Nasser Al-Awadhi

Minstry of Tourism:
Minister of Tourism: Faisal Saem al-Dahr

Ministry of Education:
Minister of Education: Mahmud al-Sayeed

Ministry of Oil & Energy:
Minister of Oil and Energy: Nizar Muhammad al-Husayn

Ministry of Science & Innovation:
Minister of Science and Technology: Khudayr Izzara al-Majun

Ministry of Labor & Industry:
Minister of Labour and Industry: Idris Hadi al-Hakim

Ministry of Housing & Welfare:
Minister of Housing and Welfare: Abid al-Din Muhammad

Ministry of Immigration & Integration:
Minister of Immigration and Integration: Tariq Kamil al-Safi

Ministry of Trade:
Minister of Trade: Safa al-Shahristani 

Ministry of Agriculture:
Minister of Agriculture: Abdullah Ali Hassan
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« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2011, 07:14:54 AM »
Flags and Coat of Arms


National Flag:




Flag of the President of the Republic:




Coat of Arms:

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« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2012, 09:33:39 AM »
Governates

The Arab Republic is divided into six Governates, Qatar,  Bahrain, Ad Dammam, Al-Basrah, United Arab Emirates and Oman. Each Governate is headed by a Governor. The Governor is elected from the Governate Council by democratic election. The Governate Councils themselves are elected in direct elections.
Each Governate is in turn divided into 4 - 6 Districts, each headed by a District Councilman. Like the Governates, the District First Councilmen are elected from the District Council. The District Council is elected through direct election.

Governates - Basic Information:

Qatar:
Governate Capital: Doha
Population: 864,000
Districts: Doha, Al Rayyan, Al Wakra, Al Khor, Al Shamal and Al Dayyen

Bahrain:
Governate Capital: Manama
Population: 689,000
Districts: Manama, Al Wustah‎, Al Shamaliyah‎ and Al-Janobiyah

Ad Dammam:
Governate Capital: Ad Dammam
Population: 5,683,000
Districts: Dammam, Khafji, Khobar, Jubail and Al-Asha

Al-Basrah:
Governate Capital: Al-Basrah (Basra)
Population: 8,494,000
Districts: Al-Basrah, Shatt al-Arab, Al Qurnah, Al Faw and Az Zubayr

United Arab Emirates:
Governate Capital: Dubai
Population: 2,563,000
Districts: Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Al Fujayrah and Ash Sharjah
 
Oman:
Governate Capital: Musqat
Population: 4,740,000
Districts: Musqat, Dhofar, Ash Sharqiyah, Al Batinah, Ad Dakhiliyah and Al Wusta
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« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2012, 12:40:05 PM »
Religion


The Constitution of the Arab Republic ensures freedom of religion for any religious group recognized by the State as an official religion. Islam is the predominant religion in Al-Hasan, followed by Christianity and Hinduism. The last two religions are practised mainly by foreigners or guest workers.


Islam

The majority Muslim denomination in the Arab Republic is Sunni Islam which is practiced by over 60 % of the population. Some 30.5 % of the Muslim population are Shia. The Shia are mainly concentrated in the North of the country in the Basrah Governate and in the Bahrain Governate, however the Basrah Governate is also home to a significant Sunni minority. The Sunni are mainly concentrated in the Central, South and East parts of the country. The capital city of Doha, is home to the largest Shia population outside the Basrah Governate.


Christianity

Christianity is mainly centered in Doha, the Qatar Governate and Basrah. Christians are mainly immigrants and foreign nationals working in the country. There is a small group of native Christians in the Northern Part of the Basrah Governate belonging to the Eastern Catholic Church, also known as Melkites. The majority of Christian guest workers or foreign nationals are Protestants.
There are several churches in Doha and Basrah and a single one in Manama


Hinduism

Hinduism, like Christianity, is mainly centered on Doha and the Qatar Governate and all Hindu's in the country are guest workers or foreign nationals working in Al-Hasa. A single Hindu Temple is located in central Doha.
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« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2012, 05:03:33 AM »
Trans Arabian Expressway


The Trans Arabian Express way is the largest and most expensive infrastructure project ever undertaken by the Arab Republic Government. The TAEW, will be a six lane expressway that will connect Al-Basrah with Hafar Al-Batin, Ad Dammam, Jubail, Al-Hofuf and Doha. Planned construction of the first part of the IAEW, a section from Basrah to Hafar Al-Batin, is scheduled to begin in the fall. The TAEW is expected to greatly easy transport inside the Arab Republic and to ease transportation hours for commuters and goods.

The Expressway will be equipped with service and gas stations. The sections of the TAEW that is far from urban areas will also feature emergency service stations, some with helicopter platforms to ensure quick responce to accidents.
The Expressway will also feature traffic police stations.

Map of the TAEW


Red Line: TAEW route
Black Line: National Border
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Political System

The Executive Branch
The President is the head of Government and head of State of the Arab Republic.

The president is indirectly elected by the people through the Electoral College to a four-year term, and is one of only two nationally elected officers, the other being the Vice President of the Arab Repulic. The Constitution of the Arab Republic prohibits anyone from ever being elected to the presidency for a third full term. It also prohibits a person from being elected to the presidency more than once if that person previously had served as president, or acting president, for more than two years of another person's term as president.

The President ss the commander-in-chief of the armed forces. The President executes the instructions of Congress. Has the power to veto bills passed by Congress (Veto may be overridden by a two-thirds majority of Parliament)
Furthermore the President, executes the spending authorized by Congress. Can declare states of emergency and publishes regulations and executive orders.
The President also makes executive agreements, which does not require ratification and signs treaties (ratification requiring approval by two-thirds of Parliament)

Lastly, the President also makes appointments to the judiciary, executive departments, and other posts with the advice and consent of Parliament.


The Legislative Branch
The Parliament is the unicameral legislature of the Arab Republic and is seated in Doha. Its 200 members are elected to 4-year terms through party-list proportional representation. 
Members of Parliament are chosen through direct vote. Parties select candidates using a closed list. Thus, voters select the party of their choice, rather than any specific candidate.
All parties in the Arab Republic requires a party to meet an election threshold of 2% to be allocated a seat in Parliament All Arab citizens 20 years of age or older may participate in legislative elections, which are conducted by secret ballot.

As the legislative branch of the Government of the Arab Republic, Parliament has the power to enact and repeal all laws. The President has the power to veto any bill, but a two-third majority may override a veto. Parliament has sole power to issue declarations of war and to raise, support and regulate the military. Lastly, Parliament has sole power of impeachment and trial of impeachments. Parliament can remove executive and judicial officers from office for high crimes and misdemeanors.


Judicial Branch
The Judicial branch is the Supreme Court of the Arab Republic. The Judges are appointed by the President and have to be approved by Parliament. The Supreme Court determines which laws Parliamant intended to apply to any given case and it exercises judicial review, reviewing the constitutionality of laws.
Furthermore the Supreme Court determines how Parliament meant the law to apply to disputes, determines how a law acts to determine the disposition of prisoners, determines how a law acts to compel testimony and the production of evidence and determines how laws should be interpreted to assure uniform policies in a top-down fashion via the appeals process, but gives discretion in individual cases to low-level judges. The amount of discretion depends upon the standard of review, determined by the type of case in question.