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.

Young Syrians Take Their Chances in Sudan

Rasha Faek, Tarek Abd El-Galil / 06 Dec 2016 / News

Sudan is the one Arab country that allows Syrians unconditional entry. But they face difficulties settling there, especially in education.

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.

Sudanese Diaspora Seeks to Support Education

Alaa Shibeika / 26 Sep 2016 / News

Although many of Sudan’s best and brightest have fled the country, they band together to support education and research.

A Hidden Barrier to Arab Students’ Education

Ibtissem Jamel, Rim Hayat Chaif, Tarek Abd El-Galil, Tasneem Mohamed / 15 Sep 2015 / News

The difficulties many Arab students face getting to their universities makes it hard for many to complete their education.

21 Million Arab Children Not in School or At Risk

Rania Tarek / 01 May 2015 / News

A new report finds a high proportion of Arab children and adolescents are either not in school or at risk of dropping out.

New Plan Hatched to Block Plagiarism’s Spread

Wagdy Sawahel / 08 Dec 2014 / News

A Sudanese university is proposing an Arab network to keep plagiarizing students from hopping from institution to institution.

Illiteracy: A Stubborn Problem in Many Arab Countries

Rasha Faek, Sarah Lynch / 27 Oct 2014 / News

In Egypt, Yemen, Morocco, and South Sudan, more than one quarter of the population is illiterate.