Patterns of Disease Are Changing in the Arab World

Benjamin Plackett / 08 May 2018 / News

Non-communicable diseases associated with lifestyle and environment are on the rise, but disease patterns vary greatly by income levels and, in some cases, gender.

In Education, Gulf Women Don’t Focus on Jobs

Edward Fox / 07 May 2018 / News

Two studies found that women in Gulf countries are not focused on employment in their pursuit of academic degrees, but are optimistic about their futures.

A Kuwaiti Academic Fights for Embracing Diversity

Aisha Elgayar / 27 Sep 2017 / News

Ibtihal Al-Khatib adopts critical thinking as a lifestyle and a teaching method to her students at Kuwait University.

A Regional Survey: How Arab Countries Regulate Quality in Higher Education

Rasha Faek / 12 Sep 2017 / News

An Al-Fanar Media survey of the quality assurance for higher education in 16 Arab countries found heavy regulation of the licensing of higher-education institutions but little in the way of follow up to monitor quality.

In Kuwait, Students Can Buy Ready-Made Research

Aisha Elgayar / 20 Aug 2017 / News

Some Kuwaiti universities are now using software to detect work that is not the student’s own.

Kuwait Worries Expat Workforce Is Taking Jobs from College Graduates

Aisha Elgayar / 24 Apr 2017 / News

Graduate unemployment rates are rising, but some say the problem isn’t foreign labor.

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.

Five Years After the Arab Spring, Report Warns of New Uprising

Edward Fox / 11 Dec 2016 / News

With two thirds of the Arab population under 30, a United Nations agency makes an urgent call for economic and political reform.

New Report Strikes an Optimistic Note on Arab Education

Wagdy Sawahel / 11 Nov 2016 / News

The U.K.-based Commonwealth Secretariat ranks Arab countries as doing fairly well on Arab educational development, compared to their international peers.

Young Researchers’ Funding Struggles Magnified in the Arab World

Benjamin Plackett / 08 Aug 2016 / News

A recent study of the difficulties young U.S. researchers face echoes in the Middle East—but the story is slightly different.