Academics in the region are taking on FGM and providing much needed data to help combat the practice.
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.
Students in Palestine are surrounded by a weak economy with high unemployment and dwindling donor support. Rising tuition is the last straw for many.
The U.K.-based Commonwealth Secretariat ranks Arab countries as doing fairly well on Arab educational development, compared to their international peers.
A consortium of researchers who have studied young people in five Arab countries and Turkey find that young people place most of their confidence in their family network.
A labor action by Palestinian faculty members was halted after the education ministry indicated it would meet some of their demands.
The split between opposing factions in Palestine, Fatah and Hamas, is surfacing in ugly ways at the university in the West Bank, students say.
A year after the 51-Day War with Israel, universities in the Gaza strip are still reeling.
Palestinian students say they fear for their safety when they protest politically on Israeli campuses.