Monthly Archives: January 2014

“Yemen 2014 – problems, solutions and prospects” , OxGAPS seminar in Oxford on 20 February

We are pleased to announce that the next OxGAPS event will be a seminar with the theme “Yemen 2014 – problems, solutions and prospects”. The event will take place on  Thursday, 20 February 2014 from 16.00 – 18.00 at the … Continue reading

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In memory of Dr Abdullah Omran Taryam – an Emirati statesman, intellectual, and foremost, a journalist.

OxGAPS co-ordinator, Dennis Sammut, reflects on the life and work of Dr Abdullah Omran Taryam who died yesterday. The death of Dr Abdullah Omran Taryam, the founder and chief Executive of the al Khaleej Newspaper Group in the United Arab Emirates, at the age … Continue reading

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Enchanting Jabreen Castle mesmerises visitors to Oman.

Tourism is a relatively recent phenomena in many parts of the Arabian peninsula, and the interior of the Sultanate of Oman cannot be said to have been, at least until recently, a popular tourist destination. Yet for those who want to … Continue reading

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The battle for the minds of young Saudis.

There are high hopes that the recent appointment of a new Minister of Education in Saudi Arabia marks a significant attempt to modernise the country’s education system. In this op-ed, Dennis Sammut discusses the tasks ahead for Prince Khaled al … Continue reading

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