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.

High-Flying Libyan Scholars in U.S. and Canada

Edward Fox / 31 Jan 2017 / News

Four winners of Libyan student excellence awards residing in North America have social missions as well as academic ones.

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.

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.

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?

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.

Online Event About Evolution for Arabic Readers is Shut Down

Gilgamesh Nabeel / 10 Dec 2015 / News

Fourteen Arab groups organized an online event to help explain evolution, but the event appears to have been a cyber-attack victim.

Forgotten War, Forgotten Country, Forgotten Universities

Abdel Moneim Alaghima, Reda Fhelboom / 07 Nov 2015 / News

Libya’s civil war has slipped from the international limelight. Many of its universities are closed: Others are struggling to start the academic year.

Libya’s Foreign Scholarship Program Is Crumbling

Abdel Moneim Alaghima, John Dyer / 09 Jul 2015 / News

The government program that supports thousands of Libyan students appears to be ending and is paying students and universities extremely erratically.