Monthly Archives: October 2013

Do Saudi students abroad defy stereotypes?

An article on the website of the Saudi newspaper, Arab News, last week has caused something of a debate. The article written under the byline of Ali Harbi, Detroit, says that “Saudi students studying in the United States are defying … Continue reading

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Saudis snub world community. The Kingdom rejects seat on Security Council citing double standards.

In this op-ed for Dennis Sammut discusses the implications of Saudi Arabia’s refusal to accept a seat on the United Nations Security Council, to which it had just been elected. It was the ultimate snub to the world community, … Continue reading

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Eid Mubarak! The Muslim world celebrates Eid al Adha.

We extend Eid greetings to all members of OxGAPS, all our subscribers  on, and our friends on facebook, and to all Muslims celebrating  Eid al Adha. The image shows Doha, capital of Qatar lit up for Eid. (picture courtesy … Continue reading

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Great interest in OxGAPS during Oxford University Freshers’ Fair.

The OxGAPS stand at Fresher’s Fair was visited by many of the thousands of  Oxford University students who attended this hugely popular event. Members of the OxGAPS committee shared information about our programme of events for the next term. Several hundred … Continue reading

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