Yemen: Chaos, War and Higher Education

Faisal Darem / 11 Apr 2017 / News

As the country’s conflict drags on, university buildings have been bombed, professors have lost their salaries and university students find their lectures empty.

Yemeni Youth Speak: “We Are Stranded”

Sabah Hamamou / 10 Apr 2017 / News

Young people from Yemen, even those studying overseas, are caught in the crossfire of the country’s civil war and are either blocked from access to education or at great risk of losing it.

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.

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.

A Yemeni Youth Becomes a Science Superstar on Facebook

Benjamin Plackett / 06 Mar 2016 / News

Science communicator Hashem Al-Ghaili went against his parents’ wishes to pursue a science career.

Many Yemeni Children Carry Guns Instead of Pens

Samar Qaed / 15 Jun 2015 / News

In Yemen, military factions and tribal groups recruiting children and teenagers for the conflicts there, stunting the young people’s education and psyches.

A Yemeni Herdswoman is an Education Leader

Samar Qaed / 22 May 2015 / News

In a village in southern Yemen, girls are mostly left out of schools. But one girl who managed to get some education now inspires others.

Yemen’s Students Idled by Saudi Air Attacks

Faisal Darem / 18 Apr 2015 / News

The Saudi-led operation in Yemen has shut down schools and universities and left some of them in ruins.

Sana’a University’s Female Housing: Overcrowding, Chaos And Garbage

Shada Hottam / 04 Feb 2015 / News

Female students in Sana’a University’s overcrowded dormitories have to deal with dirty water and a shortage of bathrooms.