Small Wheat Grains Swell Into Big Controversy

Tarek Abd El-Galil / 07 Mar 2017 / News

Some experiments in Egypt that suggest farmers might get two growing seasons of wheat in a year are drawing heavy criticism.

Bahrain Protects Its Archaeological Heritage

Benjamin Plackett / 03 Mar 2017 / News

When economic development clashes with archaeology, Manama could offer a model for other Arab countries.

Oman’s Move Toward Personalized Medicine

Benjamin Plackett / 21 Feb 2017 / News

Medical research that uses data from Arab patients results in better treatments for local populations.

High-Flying Libyan Scholars in U.S. and Canada

Edward Fox / 31 Jan 2017 / News

Four winners of Libyan student excellence awards residing in North America have social missions as well as academic ones.

How to Help Refugee Youth Recover From Trauma

Benjamin Plackett / 27 Jan 2017 / News

Recent studies offer promising therapies, but finding enough professionals to deliver them is an uphill battle.

Cooperation is Key to Strengthening Research, Scholars Say

Aisha Elgayar / 17 Jan 2017 / News

Scientific research in the Arab region faces a lack of funding, but better exchange of information could help.

Challenges of Academic Research in the Midst of War

Eman Kamel / 05 Jan 2017 / News

To get insights into armed conflicts, academics need to conduct research in conflict zones, but such research poses methodological, logistical and ethical challenges.

Refugee Youth Traumatized by War: Overwhelmed, Understudied

Benjamin Plackett / 11 Dec 2016 / News

Research with refugee children is scarce, but what research there is shows a strong need for early intervention, and a risk of perpetuating a cycle of violence.

Shrinking Egyptian Economy Could Cramp Social Sciences

Mai Shams El-Din / 08 Dec 2016 / News

As the Egyptian pound decreases in value against the dollar, academic disciplines that consider themselves the home of critical thinking say they are at risk.

A Role Model For Female Arab Scientists

Benjamin Plackett / 20 Nov 2016 / News

A biologist is this year’s Qatar recipient of the L’Oréal-Unesco for Women in Science Middle East Fellowship award, for her research on microbiota.