Research—Latest Weapon Against Female Genital Mutilation

Benjamin Plackett / 20 Apr 2017 / News

Academics in the region are taking on FGM and providing much needed data to help combat the practice.

Archaeologists Plan Post-Islamic-State Future in Iraq

Edward Fox / 27 Mar 2017 / News

In newly-liberated areas, archaeologists have begun assessing the damage done to sites of ancient Iraqi heritage and planning their future.

Ambitious But Secretive Arab Education Provider: Iran

Wagdy Sawahel / 21 Mar 2017 / News

Iranian universities are reaching out to the Arab world but are silent about their motives, creating suspicion in many quarters.

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.