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A Surprising Libyan Success Story—Cake

Edward Fox / 25 Nov 2016 / News

A female entrepreneur spotted a gap in the food market, and found a way to fill it, despite civil war. Can her success be repeated?

Calls For Education That Believes “Culture is the Solution”

Ursula Lindsey / 23 Nov 2016 / News

In Morocco, a meeting emphasized the need for more arts in school curriculum and for more facilities to train creative professionals.

A Role Model For Female Arab Scientists

Benjamin Plackett / 20 Nov 2016 / News

A biologist is this year’s Qatar recipient of the L’Oréal-Unesco for Women in Science Middle East Fellowship award, for her research on microbiota.

Muslim Students Apprehensive About Post-Election America

Burton Bollag / 15 Nov 2016 / News

Attacks and other hostile acts against Muslim students have left foreign students wary about their status in the United States.

What Education Should Look Like After Da’esh

Mosul Eye / 15 Nov 2016 / Opinion

A commentator describes what education should be like after coalition forces have expelled Islamic State forces from Mosul.

Rising Educational Costs Weigh on Palestinian Students

Asma' Jawabreh / 14 Nov 2016 / News

Students in Palestine are surrounded by a weak economy with high unemployment and dwindling donor support. Rising tuition is the last straw for many.

Social Scientists Work Amid Rising Suspicion

Benjamin Plackett / 14 Nov 2016 / News

Arab researchers in the social sciences have always faced intense government scrutiny. Now they say it’s getting worse.

The University of Mosul Could Show the Way in Post-War Reconstruction

Katerina Siira, Thomas Hill / 13 Nov 2016 / Opinion

Many of those displaced from Mosul are deeply committed to their home. Harnessing their ideas and energy will be key when the battle to recapture the city is over, argue the authors.

New Report Strikes an Optimistic Note on Arab Education

Wagdy Sawahel / 11 Nov 2016 / News

The U.K.-based Commonwealth Secretariat ranks Arab countries as doing fairly well on Arab educational development, compared to their international peers.

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