Research—Latest Weapon Against Female Genital Mutilation in the Arab World

Benjamin Plackett / 20 Apr 2017 / News

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

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.

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.

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.

The Splintering of Somalia Has Crippled Education

Wagdy Sawahel / 21 Apr 2015 / News

With a low student enrollment rate and weak government oversight, education at all levels in Somalia is limping, at best. A few people are trying to change that.