Category Archives: Iraq

8 March: International Women’s Day

8 March is International Women’s Day. From the City and University of Oxford, on behalf of the Oxford Gulf and Arabian Peninsula Studies Forum (OXGAPS)  we extend our congratulations to all women, and especially those in Bahrain, Iraq, Iran, Jordan, … Continue reading

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OxGAPS symposium offered an open space for debate on important issues.

Many participants in the symposium held in Oxford on 16 November have commented on the importance of the event and how it contributed to providing an open space for debate on many important issues affecting the Middle East Region at … Continue reading

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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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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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