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International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT).

Publication Type:Reference

Source(s):Salem Press Encyclopedia, 2021.

Abstract:Summary: The International Institute of Islamic Thought of Herndon, VA, is a think-tank dedicated to promoting an Islamist society in North America and around the world. IIIT publishes journals and books and organizes scholarly conferences on the subje...

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Asbat al-Ansar (League of Partisans).

Publication Type:Reference

Source(s):Salem Press Encyclopedia, 2021.

Abstract:Summary: Asbat al-Ansar is an Islamist fundamentalist organization active in one of the largest Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon, Ayn al-Hilwah. It is believed to be allied to Al Qaeda, although not under the control of Osama bin Laden. Asbat al-An...

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International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

Publication Type:Reference

Source(s):Salem Press Encyclopedia, 2020. 2p.

Abstract:The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is an independent organization that helps create and promote international industrial standards. Developed in 1946 by industrial leaders and engineers, the ISO has helped to improve international...

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WHO Categorizes West African Ebola Outbreak as International Concern.

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Source(s):Salem Press Encyclopedia, 2022. 1p.

Abstract:The World Health Organization (WHO) released a statement on August 8, 2014, declaring the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD, or “Ebola”) outbreak in West Africa a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC).

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Beginning of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).

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Source(s):Salem Press Encyclopedia, 2022. 2p.

Abstract:The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), an international cartel of oil producing nations involved in the “energy crisis” and other economic disruptions that plagued the American economy in the 1970s, was established during the Baghdad...

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The Joint Commission (TJC).

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Source(s):Salem Press Encyclopedia, 2020. 2p.

Abstract:The Joint Commission accredits and certifies hospitals, medical clinics, and other health facilities. Working as an independent body, it is designed to ensure that all health-care providers offer quality services to their patients through the use of be...

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Commonwealth of Nations.

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Source(s):Salem Press Encyclopedia, 2020. 2p.

Abstract:The Commonwealth of Nations (more commonly and simply known as the Commonwealth), was formerly called the British Commonwealth of Nations, and is an international organization made up of a group of nations from within the former British Empire. It is d...

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Interpol.

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Source(s):Salem Press Encyclopedia, 2022. 2p.

Abstract:The International Criminal Police Organization, or Interpol, was founded in 1923 to facilitate cross-border police cooperation and in 2016 had a membership of 190 nations. Differences in cultures, languages, and legal systems can cause difficulties in ...

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Non-Aligned Movement (NAM).

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Source(s):Salem Press Encyclopedia, 2017. 2p.

Abstract:The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) is an international organization of 120 member countries and 17 observer countries. The NAM defends the independence of developing countries, promotes neutrality and global peace, and pushes for equality between nations. ...

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Collective Security (political strategy).

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Source(s):Salem Press Encyclopedia, 2020. 2p.

Abstract:Collective security is an international political arrangement involving an alliance of nations that agree not to attack one another. In the event that any member nation breaks this pledge by attacking another member or causing some other clear threat t...

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