Results for Tag: Iran

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New Sultan of Oman Upholds Old Policies

However, the Royal Family Council decided to respect the sultan’s will, which named his cousin Haitham as his chosen successor. Article 4 of the White Book states: ‘The system of governance is Sultani, hereditary in the male descendants of Sayyid Turki bin Said bin Sultan, provided that whomever is to be chosen from among them as successor shall be a Muslim, mature, rational and the legitimate son of Omani Muslim parents.’

Biden’s plan to revive Iran talks could calm the Middle East – but on Israel he and Trump largely agree

Fanack presents an overview of Joe biden’s plan to revive talks with Iran and its influence on the Middle East.

China could signal increased engagement with Iran but doesn’t

China seeks strengthening relationships with Iran. However, this approach is hampered by multiple factors. To learn more about these factors, read the following article.

Press Freedom and Internet Censorship

According to Reporters without Borders, Iran has the worst record of Press Freedom in the Middle East. In Iran, there are so-called ‘red lines’ of criticism, ever-changing boundaries imposed by the authorities that dictate what Iranians can and cannot say or write. Many websites are blocked in Iran, and many online journalists and bloggers have been jailed.

Population of Yemen

Fanack provides an analysis of Yemen’s population and demographics, with an overview of different ethnicities and identities.

Population of Iran

Iran is ethnically diverse, although the government does not disclose any information about ethnicity in its statistics. However, most sources confirm that Persians represent 61 per cent of the population, followed by Kurds (10 per cent), Lurs (6 per cent) and Baloch (2 per cent). Other ethnicities account for the remaining 21 per cent, including Azerbaijanis (16 per cent), Arabs (2 per cent), Turkmen and Turkic tribes (2 per cent), as well as Armenians, Assyrians and Georgians.

Governance & Politics

Fanack provides an overview of Qatar’s governance, including The Oil Monarchy of Qatar, The Royal Family, Judiciary, Governorates, Political Representation, Democratization, Bureaucracy and The Military.