Getting Books Into the Hands of Arab Readers

Ursula Lindsey / 10 Feb 2017 / News

Grassroots and government initiatives hope to spread a culture of reading in the Arab region.

U.S. Travel Ban Temporarily Halted Amid Global Outcry

Ursula Lindsey / 07 Feb 2017 / News

The president’s executive order has provoked criticism from U.S. academics, but little debate in the Arab world.

Academics Uneasy About Honorary Degrees for Rulers

Wagdy Sawahel / 03 Feb 2017 / News

Awarding symbolic doctorates to political rulers has a long and controversial history at Arab Universities.

U.S. Selective Ban on Visas Shuts Out Arab Students

Burton Bollag / 30 Jan 2017 / News

President Donald Trump’s executive order temporarily blocking the citizens of seven countries from entering the United States could ultimately affect up 17,000 Arab and Iranian students.

Iraqi Universities Focus on Teaching English

Michelle Grajek / 25 Jan 2017 / News

Two new English-language teaching centers open in Iraq, to meet demand from Iraqi employers.

Five Years After the Arab Spring, Report Warns of New Uprising

Edward Fox / 11 Dec 2016 / News

With two thirds of the Arab population under 30, a United Nations agency makes an urgent call for economic and political reform.

Refugee Youth Traumatized by War: Overwhelmed, Understudied

Benjamin Plackett / 11 Dec 2016 / News

Research with refugee children is scarce, but what research there is shows a strong need for early intervention, and a risk of perpetuating a cycle of violence.

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.

Awaiting Asylum in France, Iraqi Student’s Doctoral Plans Are On Hold

Aida Alami / 22 Jul 2016 / News

Language barriers, financial struggles and long waits for asylum applications translate into frustrating limbo.

Displaced Iraqi Students Struggle to Continue their Studies

Abd Al Rasheed Al Salih / 21 Jul 2016 / News

Amid violence and military operations, students and universities in Iraq look for ways to carry on.