Academics in the region are taking on FGM and providing much needed data to help combat the practice.
In newly-liberated areas, archaeologists have begun assessing the damage done to sites of ancient Iraqi heritage and planning their future.
Iranian universities are reaching out to the Arab world but are silent about their motives, creating suspicion in many quarters.
Grassroots and government initiatives hope to spread a culture of reading in the Arab region.
The president’s executive order has provoked criticism from U.S. academics, but little debate in the Arab world.
Awarding symbolic doctorates to political rulers has a long and controversial history at Arab Universities.
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.
Two new English-language teaching centers open in Iraq, to meet demand from Iraqi employers.
With two thirds of the Arab population under 30, a United Nations agency makes an urgent call for economic and political reform.
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.