Category Archives: Yemen

Yemen seeks to get rid of “ghost soldiers”.

Yemen’s government has begun applying a biometric registration system for all military personnel in order to clear the public payroll from double-dippers and so-called ‘ghost workers’. Double-dippers are those who are registered twice on the payroll and receive two salaries … Continue reading

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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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“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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Sana’a Summer Festival 2013.

Yemeni men perform a fighting dance during the Sana’a Summer Festival in Yemen on Monday, August 19, 2013. The two-week long festival aims at stimulating domestic tourism and to reassure local and international tourists about Yemen’s stability. Picture Credit: REUTERS/Khaled … 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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