Arab Students in Turkey Facing Arbitrary Arrest

Al-Fanar Media Reporting Team / 10 May 2017 / News

In the wake of the Turkish president’s referendum victory last month, the government is arresting and deporting Arab students.

Scholar Sees Power Shift From Governments to Communities

Edward Fox / 09 May 2017 / News

American-style democracies won’t emerge in the Middle East, a political scientist says. In a new book, he predicts shared power agreements among communities, or “communitocracies.”

A Country Runs Out of Cash, and Students Suffer

Tarek Abd El-Galil / 02 May 2017 / News

As the power struggles in Libya intensify, Libyan banks are literally without enough paper money, and the challenges Libyan students face increase.

Arab Protests Move Back to the Streets From Social Media

Habib Battah / 17 Apr 2017 / News

The American University of Beirut’s City Debates conference reflects a growing conflict between city gentrification and citizens’ needs.

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.

Ambitious But Secretive Arab Education Provider: Iran

Wagdy Sawahel / 21 Mar 2017 / News

Iranian universities are reaching out to the Arab world but are silent about their motives, creating suspicion in many quarters.

Jordanian Student Suspended for Opposing Tuition Hike

Hamad Othman / 14 Feb 2017 / News

Jordanian universities restrain student movements by expelling their leaders.

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.

Academics Uneasy About Honorary Degrees for Rulers

Wagdy Sawahel / 03 Feb 2017 / News

Awarding symbolic doctorates to political rulers has a long and controversial history at Arab Universities.

2 Egyptian Universities Start Religion-Blind Admission

Jacob Wirtschafter / 13 Jan 2017 / News

Cairo University and Ain Shams University have stopped requiring applicants and students to list their religion on official forms.