Qatar retains rank as region’s least violent nation in World Peace Index

Qatar has maintained its position as the most peaceful state in the Middle East and North Africa, but an its overall position in the latest international rankings has fallen for the third year in a row.

According to the Global Peace Index 2015, Qatar came in 30th place out of a total of 162 countries in terms of peace and stability.

This is a drop of eight places from Qatar’s position last year, and is 18 spots lower than its ranking in 2011 and 2012, when the country was ranked 12th.

The annual report rates countries by examining 23 different indicators across three broad themes:

The level of safety and security within a state’s society;
The extent of domestic and international conflict; and
The degree of militarization employed by the country.
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Source News: Doha News
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