Monthly Archives: June 2013

There are 180 million people living in the six GCC countries, Iran, Iraq and Yemen. Half of them are under 24.

The region of the Gulf and the Arabian Peninsula consists of nine countries, the six GCC countries: Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, as well as Iran, Iraq and Yemen. Together these nine countries have … Continue reading

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OxGAPS Forum supports Dubai’s bid to host EXPO 2020.

OxGAPS – The Oxford Gulf and Arabian Peninsula Studies forum has become a supporter of the bid of Dubai to host EXPO 2020. A decision is expected to be announced in Paris in November. A spokesman for OxGAPS Forum said: … Continue reading

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Iraq to restore the arch of Ctesiphon

Iraqi authorities have contracted a Czech firm to carry out a 10-month restoration of the ancient Arch of Ctesiphon as part of a plan to boost tourism to the once-popular site. Through the decades of conflict that have wrecked Iraq, the famed … Continue reading

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