The Trump travel ban and cuts to a major Saudi scholarship program are among causes of the decline.
Analysis of detailed 2016 survey data indicates a lack of interest among residents of Arab countries in civic engagement.
The professional opportunities for refugees are scarce, despite longstanding international pledges of support, in Jordan and Lebanon. In Turkey, the employment situation is somewhat brighter.
For many refugees in the Arab region, entrepreneurship is a chance to build an independent life. But doing so is not easy in many host countries.
Lawrence Abu Hamdan, an artist who uses forensic techniques, uses recorded sound to create new perspectives of the world and document injustice.
Networks in Jordan and Saudi Arabia offer listeners programs that give voice to diverse views, discuss sensitive topics, or just go where the conversation flows.
The causes of vision loss in the Arab region are changing, researchers say, and public health policy makers need to listen.
In a kingdom straining to serve large numbers of displaced people, some universities are offering advanced degrees on the issue.
The agency serving Palestinian refugees across the Middle East is coping with a shortfall of funds after cuts in U.S. aid.
A Jordanian scientist believes archaeological discoveries could draw more tourists to his country. But he thinks support for the discoveries is weak.