An Arabian Tree to Fight Cancer

Benjamin Plackett / 23 Jun 2017 / News

Omani researchers are testing the reputed healing effects of frankincense.

Tunisian Researchers Probe the Roots of Radicalization

Khaoula Sliti / 19 Jun 2017 / News

With support from the higher education ministry, four collaborative research projects seek to understand how terrorism begins among young people, its impact, and how to stop it.

Researchers Investigate How Trust Collapsed in Syria

Benjamin Plackett / 15 Jun 2017 / News

Social scientists have traced the decline of the intricate social connections in Syrian society. They also recommend ways to restore them.

UAE Researchers Tackle Diabetes from the Feet Up

Benjamin Plackett / 06 Jun 2017 / News

Analysis of patients’ footprints is providing important clues about the progression of diabetes, and opening the door to earlier intervention.

Historical Wounds Are Not Healing in Tunisia

Ursula Lindsey / 06 Jun 2017 / News

Transitional justice process sparks debate about how historians have treated the country’s founding father and his legacy.

Researchers’ Recycled Water Meets Farmers’ Suspicion

Benjamin Plackett / 18 May 2017 / News

Evidence supports repurposing household wastewater for agricultural use, but not everyone likes the idea.

Egyptian Researchers Seek to Reduce Aircraft Pollution

Tarek Abd El-Galil / 10 May 2017 / News

Egyptian scientists are trying to produce biofuel for aircrafts that would reduce the carbon dioxide they produce and lower the country’s pollution burden.

Research—Latest Weapon Against Female Genital Mutilation

Benjamin Plackett / 20 Apr 2017 / News

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

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.

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.