A Social Way to Learn About Arab Culture

Edward Fox / 25 Oct 2018 / News

A Lebanese social entrepreneur has created a network of informal lecture clubs and discussion groups in both Western and Arab cities. The audiences arrive not knowing the topics of the talks.

An Art Exhibition Without Art

Heba Elkayal / 19 Oct 2018 / News

The curators of Past Disquiet, recently shown in Beirut, revisit a landmark 1978 exhibition held in solidarity with the Palestinian cause.

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.

A Lebanese Scholar Wants to Improve Refugees’ Lives

Malak Makki / 10 Sep 2018 / News

Lamis Jomaa studies the food security and nutritional health of refugees, and is passionate about the idea that research can change the status quo.

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.

An Artist Shapes Sculpture From Refugee-Camp Cast-offs

Heba Elkayal / 20 Jul 2018 / News

Born in a Palestinian camp in Beirut, Abdul Rahman Katanani recycles materials commonly found in refugee settlements to make artistic statements about the human spirit.

Sleepless in Beirut: A Health Risk

Benjamin Plackett / 26 Jun 2018 / News

The Lebanese capital comes alive at night, but experts warn that too many late nights come with health risks.

A Scholar Who Has Explored Arab History Widely

Motiaa Hallak / 25 Jun 2018 / News

A Lebanese researcher has wandered throughout Arab history during his extensive career and examined the region’s relationship with Ottoman rulers and European ideas.

Arab Youth See Region Adrift, Survey Finds

Edward Fox / 29 May 2018 / News

An annual poll of young Arab men and women provides private data for policy makers and a public report that reads the pulse of youth opinion in the region.