2011 Egyptian revolution. The Egyptian Revolution of 2011, locally called January 25 Revolution (Arabic: ثورة 25 يناير thawret 25 yanāyir, Revolution of 25 of January) and sometimes referred to as the Lotus Revolution, was a diverse movement of demonstrations, marches, plaza occupations, riots, non-violent civil resistance, acts of civil disobedience and labor strikes which took place following a popular uprising that began on 25 January 2011.
Millions of protesters from a variety of socio-economic and religious backgrounds demanded the overthrow of the regime of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. There were also important Islamic, liberal, anti-capitalist, nationalist, and feminist currents of the revolution. During the uprising the capital city of Cairo was described as "a war zone" and the port city of Suez saw frequent violent clashes. The protesters defied the government-imposed curfew and the police and military did not enforce it. Naming Background Inheritance of power AK-47 AKM. The first Soviet 'true' intermediate cartridge (7.62x41 M43) assault rifle,Sudaev AS-44, as tested in 1944.
Unfortunately, Sudaev fell severely ill in 1945 and died next year before finalizing his design. Tokarev 7.62x41 experimental assault rifle, as tested in late 1945 The first Kalashnikov assault rifle prototype of 1946, also known as AK-46.Note that it had numerous internal and external differences from the later models, including separate safety and fire mode selector switches, as well as non-reciprocating charging handle, all located on the left side of the weapon AK-46 prototype disassembled The Bulkin AB-46 experimental assault rifle,which greatly influenced the AK-47. Frontline: hot guns: "How Criminals Get Guns" By Dan Noyes, Center for Investigative Reporting Ask a cop on the beat how criminals get guns and you're likely to hear this hard boiled response: "They steal them.
" But this street wisdom is wrong, according to one frustrated Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) agent who is tired of battling this popular misconception. An expert on crime gun patterns, ATF agent Jay Wachtel says that most guns used in crimes are not stolen out of private gun owners' homes and cars. "Stolen guns account for only about 10% to 15% of guns used in crimes," Wachtel said. Because when they want guns they want them immediately the wait is usually too long for a weapon to be stolen and find its way to a criminal. In fact, there are a number of sources that allow guns to fall into the wrong hands, with gun thefts at the bottom of the list.
The next biggest source of illegal gun transactions where criminals get guns are sales made by legally licensed but corrupt at-home and commercial gun dealers. Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is a declaration adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 10 December 1948 at the Palais de Chaillot, Paris.
The Declaration arose directly from the experience of the Second World War and represents the first global expression of rights to which all human beings are inherently entitled. The full text is published by the United Nations on its website. The Declaration consists of thirty articles which have been elaborated in subsequent international treaties, regional human rights instruments, national constitutions, and other laws. IANSA - the global movement against gun violence. The majority of small arms are in the hands of private individuals - worldwide, around 60% of guns are possessed by civilians.
There is a strong correlation between firearms ownership and gun death rates, especially for handgun ownership, as handguns are concealable and so commonly used in crime. In 2006, the UN sub-commission on human rights endorsed principles to prevent human rights abuses by civilians with guns. Many countries regulate: - types of weapons permitted. For example, prohibiting fully automatic weapons, or semiautomatic rifles. List of World’s Largest Creditor and Debtor Nations. Since 2006 The International Monetary Fund’s Balance of Payment statistics have been uploaded into a neat online database accessible through its website.
Among country balance of payments figures, the database also features the “Net International Investment Position” of a country, which is defined as the difference between foreign assets that domestic residents own and domestic assets held by foreign entities. Here are the most recent (2010) rankings. Note that the 2011 rankings are still in the process of being calculated. 2010 Country NIIP (Net International Investment Position) statistics by the IMF.
NIIP is defined by a country’s total domestically owned assets minus its foreign owned assets. Murders with firearms statistics - countries compared - NationMaster Crime. DEFINITION: Total recorded intentional homicides committed with a firearm.
Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.. Citation "All countries compared for Crime > Murders with firearms", The Eighth United Nations Survey on Crime Trends and the Operations of Criminal Justice Systems (2002) (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Centre for International Crime Prevention).
Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. TRADING BLOCKS AND COUNTRY GROUPS. OPEC MEMBER COUNTRIES Austria, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, New Zealand, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Slovak Republic, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States of America COMMONWEALTH MEMBER COUNTRIES Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, The Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Botswana, Brunei Darussalam, Cameroon, Canada, Cyprus, Dominica, Fiji Islands, The Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guyana, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Malaysia Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Uganda, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, Vanuatu, Zambia.
Egypt signs on to biggest free trade bloc in Africa. Egypt signs on to biggest free trade bloc in Africa Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - Egypt on Sunday in Johannesburg signed on to the formation of the biggest free trade bloc in Africa's history, during the second tripartite meeting involving the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), Southern African Development Community (SADC) and the East African Community (EAC) summit in South Africa.
The new bloc comprises the grouping of COMESA, SADC, and EAC states. The World Factbook. ABEDA, AfDB, AFESD, AMF, AU, BSEC (observer), CAEU, CD, CICA, COMESA, D-8, EBRD, FAO, G-15, G-24, G-77, IAEA, IBRD, ICAO, ICC (national committees), ICRM, IDA, IDB, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, IHO, ILO, IMF, IMO, IMSO, Interpol, IOC, IOM, IPU, ISO, ITSO, ITU, LAS, MIGA, MINURSO, MONUSCO, NAM, OAPEC, OAS (observer), OIC, OIF, OSCE (partner), PCA, UN, UNAMID, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNHCR, UNIDO, UNISFA, UNMIL, UNMISS, UNOCI, UNRWA, UNWTO, UPU, WCO, WFTU (NGOs), WHO, WIPO, WMO, WTO.
Egypt Laws. Human rights in Egypt. The state of human rights in Egypt remains poor due to repressive government policies and brutal government crackdowns.
 Rights and liberties ratings Freedom House, the "independent watchdog organization that supports the expansion of freedom around the world," rated Egypt "not free" in 2011. Egyptian police convicted of killing protesters - World. An Egyptian court on Tuesday gave suspended one-year sentences to 11 policemen accused of killing 22 protesters and wounding 44 others during last year's uprising that ousted longtime leader Hosni Mubarak. Judge Sabri Hamed acquitted three other policemen at a court hearing in Cairo held under tight security. Families of the dead protesters rejected the verdict and vowed revenge.
"Death to the murderers! " they chanted. Guns in Egypt: Facts, Figures and Firearm Law. Egypt-Defense Industry. Egypt Index Egypt was the most important manufacturer of weapons and military components among the Arab countries. State-owned enterprises, under control of the Armament Authority headed by a major general, were the main domestic producers of Egypt's defense systems. The Armament Authority was responsible for selecting, developing, and procuring military systems.
Acting on behalf of the military's branches, the authority assigned production to domestic factories or contracted with external suppliers. As early as 1949, Egypt unveiled plans to develop its own aircraft and armaments industry with the industrial base that emerged during World War II when British and American forces placed orders for equipment. During the 1970s and 1980s, Egypt expanded and diversified its production of arms to achieve partial self-sufficiency and to develop an export market in the Middle East and Africa.
The main purchaser of Egyptian defense products had been Iraq. Data as of December 1990. Egypt - An Overview. Egypt forms part of the North Africa region. It is situated north of Sudan lying between Libya and the Gaza Strip. It borders the Mediterranean Sea. Egypt controls the Suez Canal as well as the Sinai Peninsula. XIAMUN - Committies.