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Divorce rates increasing in the Arab region
Divorce rates in the Arab region are on the rise…
January 11, 2010 4:24 by kippreport
Divorce rates in the Arab region are on the rise, with the GCC witnessing 33 divorces out of every thousand marriages, reports Khaleej Times, quoting the official ‘999’ magazine. Egypt has the highest divorce rate, with one taking place every six minutes. It is followed by Jordan, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar and Morocco, according to Khalifa Mohammed al-Mehrazi, Family Relations advisor at Dubai Courts.
“The main cause of divorce is debt,” the paper quotes Mohammed Suleiman al-Faraj, Fatwa advisor at the Abu Dhabi Courts Department, Family Guidance as saying. “Other causes are bad treatment, family interference from outside, violence and drunkenness and living with the family of one of the partners.”