Hatoon al Fassi, a Saudi scholar, has provoked controversy in Qatar for arguing that the Koran, correctly interpreted, supports the empowerment of women.
When economic development clashes with archaeology, Manama could offer a model for other Arab countries.
Grassroots and government initiatives hope to spread a culture of reading in the Arab region.
To get insights into armed conflicts, academics need to conduct research in conflict zones, but such research poses methodological, logistical and ethical challenges.
With two thirds of the Arab population under 30, a United Nations agency makes an urgent call for economic and political reform.
A biologist is this year’s Qatar recipient of the L’Oréal-Unesco for Women in Science Middle East Fellowship award, for her research on microbiota.
The U.K.-based Commonwealth Secretariat ranks Arab countries as doing fairly well on Arab educational development, compared to their international peers.
Saudi Arabia and Qatar say forged degrees and poor academic standards are reasons. Qatar’s decision includes undergraduates.
A Qatari study of thyroid cancer using Australian post-mortem data suggests the disease is being treated too aggressively.
The view that every international partnership is a force for good has been replaced by a more cautious approach reflecting core academic values.