The Arab world has over 350 million people and stretches from the Atlantic Ocean to the Persian Gulf. Most of its countries also share a set of demographic issues, including a youth population explosion and gender inequality. Martin Savidge hosts Magda Abu-Fadil and Bernard Haykel to discuss Arab demography.
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On Sunday, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki ventured to the Kurdish autonomous region and promised to settle long disputes that have threatened Iraq's stability. But a Worldfocus contributing blogger writes that young Kurds are more concerned with jobs than with a history that none of them experienced.
The Bedouin Arabs of Israel's Negev desert find themselves in a strange limbo as they seek basic accommodations. The Israeli government provides certain amenities for the Bedouin, but many of their villages are considered unrecognized and receive little to no services. A Worldfocus blogger writes about their position within Israel.
Approximately 20 percent of Israeli citizens are Arab. In Acre -- a northern Israeli city with a mixed population of Jews and Arabs -- tensions remain high following four nights of rioting and sectarian violence.