Research—Latest Weapon Against Female Genital Mutilation in the Arab World

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.

Omani Music Masks A Slave Trading Past

Benjamin Plackett / 30 Mar 2017 / News

Researcher says scholars should recognize the true origin of African sounds in Omani traditional music.

World Cup Inspires Innovation Research in Qatar

Eman Kamel / 28 Mar 2017 / News

Practical ideas for life in a hot climate could be useful beyond soccer.

Archaeologists Plan Post-Islamic-State Future in Iraq

Edward Fox / 27 Mar 2017 / News

In newly-liberated areas, archaeologists have begun assessing the damage done to sites of ancient Iraqi heritage and planning their future.

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.