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Civil War: Fifteen Lost Years (1975-1990)

The Civil War was not a war between Muslims and Christians, at least not at all times, although it seemed to start along religious lines. Instead, it was a war between left and right – ‘the Left’ being strongly in favour of a redistribution of power according to existing realities, ‘the Right’ opposing such a redistribution. Alliances between Lebanese groups sometimes shifted, as did support from abroad.

From Antiquity to French Mandate

The coastal region of present-day Lebanon corresponds to an important part of ancient Canaan, which extended from Ugarit (now Ras Shamra) in northern Syria, along the coast and the valley of the river Orontes, down to southern Israel. Later, in the 1st millennium BCE, Tripoli, Byblos, Beryt (Beirut), Sidon (Saida), and Tyre were famous, independent Phoenician cities. From the first century CE on, the Christian religion spread along the Mediterranean Coast and beyond. Lebanon and Syria were among the very first countries to be Christianized. The Christians in the Roman Empire were at first ignored or tolerated, then persecuted, and eventually recognized.

Governance & Politics of Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia is an absolute monarchy, with a Basic Law, but no political parties, unions, or other types of political association. The country’s basic system of governance – an alternative to a constitution – was established in 1992, following numerous calls for political reform.

Population of Oman

Males account for 65.4 per cent of the population, compared to 34.6 per cent for females. This large disparity is due to the fact that most of the non-Omanis are migrant workers from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Iran, Sri Lanka, the Philippines, Egypt and Jordan who come to the sultanate without their families, with men constituting 83.7 per cent of the total expatriates, compared to only 16.3 per cent of the women.

Governance & Politics of Syria

Overview of the politics and governance of Syria: The Constitution, Opposition to the Constitution, The Presidency, The Executive, The Judicial, Parliamentary Elections, Parliamentary Tradition, Muslim Brotherhood, Legal System and Framework, Local Government, The Military, Military History, Security Agencies, The Military Post-2011 and Chemical Weapons.