Fewer Arab Students Head for the United States

Edward Fox / 13 Nov 2018 / News

The Trump travel ban and cuts to a major Saudi scholarship program are among causes of the decline.

Arab Citizens Are Disenchanted with Politics

Benjamin Plackett / 16 Oct 2018 / News

Analysis of detailed 2016 survey data indicates a lack of interest among residents of Arab countries in civic engagement.

Syrian Refugees Are Often Steered Into Illegal Jobs

Rasha Faek / 09 Oct 2018 / News

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.

New Programs Encourage Refugee Entrepreneurs

Rasha Faek / 09 Oct 2018 / News

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.

An ‘Audio Investigator’ Creates Revealing Landscapes of Sound

Edward Fox / 05 Oct 2018 / News

Lawrence Abu Hamdan, an artist who uses forensic techniques, uses recorded sound to create new perspectives of the world and document injustice.

Arabic Podcasts Find a Growing Audience

Ursula Lindsey / 25 Sep 2018 / News

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.

Keeping an Eye on Blindness, A Regional Issue

Benjamin Plackett / 13 Sep 2018 / News

The causes of vision loss in the Arab region are changing, researchers say, and public health policy makers need to listen.

Refugees Are Focus of New Academic Programs in Jordan

Ammar Faris / 27 Aug 2018 / News

In a kingdom straining to serve large numbers of displaced people, some universities are offering advanced degrees on the issue.

U.N. Scrambles to Keep Schools for Palestinians Open

Asma' Jawabreh / 17 Aug 2018 / News

The agency serving Palestinian refugees across the Middle East is coping with a shortfall of funds after cuts in U.S. aid.

A Scholar Says Archaeology Could Benefit Jordan

Ammar Faris / 10 Jul 2018 / News

A Jordanian scientist believes archaeological discoveries could draw more tourists to his country. But he thinks support for the discoveries is weak.