The Egyptian Revolution of 2011 (Arabic: ثورة 25 يناير thawret 25 yanāyir, Revolution of 25 of January), also known as the Lotus Revolution, took place following a popular uprising that began on 25 January 2011. It was a diverse movement of demonstrations, marches, plaza occupations, riots, non-violent civil resistance, acts of civil disobedience and labor strikes. 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. 2011 Egyptian revolution
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 Modern Firearms - AK-47 AKM
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. frontline: hot guns: "How Criminals Get Guns"
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is a declaration adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 10 December 1948 at 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. It consists of 30 articles which have been elaborated in subsequent international treaties, regional human rights instruments, national constitutions and laws. The International Bill of Human Rights consists of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and its two Optional Protocols.
National gun 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.
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. List of World’s Largest Creditor and Debtor Nations | Leslie Cuadra
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 http://www.opec.org/ 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.
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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 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. Egypt-Defense Industry
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.
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