replenishing Iraqi libraries

AFP report in the Beirut Daily Star:

Around 300 Arab publishing houses will take part in a 10-day book fair in the Jordanian capital this week aimed at restocking Iraqi libraries, victim of UN sanctions and wars. The fair opening Thursday is aimed at “rebuilding Iraqi libraries which have long been isolated from the rest of the world … as a result of international sanctions between 1990 and 2003,” the organizers said in a statement.

Moex International Exhibitions said U.S., British and Indian publishing houses will also take part in the fair.

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