QATAR TOPS THE ARAB LEVEL OF GLOBAL PEACE INDEX

Qatar ranked first at the Arab level in the Global Peace Index 2012, published in June by the Sydney based Institute … for Economics and Peace. It was followed by the UAE, Kuwait, Morocco, Djibouti and Oman. The index assesses the size of the local and global conflicts, peace, social security and spending on armaments in 158 countries around the world. Iceland tops the 2012 index followed by Denmark, New Zealand, Canada, Japan and Austria, while Somalia, followed by Afghanistan, Sudan, Iraq, Congo, Russia and North Korea were placed at the bottom.