Anxiety and Depression Often Shadow Arab Youth

Benjamin Plackett / 23 Feb 2018 / News

Mental health is a significant problem across the Middle East, experts say, but treatment and support often are not easy to find.

Taking a Hard Look at Teacher Training

Habib Battah / 16 Jan 2018 / News

Experts from universities and centers across the region met in Beirut to discuss how to craft professional-development programs that work.

A Haven No More: The Closing of Aassoun Tower

Edward Fox / 11 Dec 2017 / News

For 40 Syrian refugee families, the unfinished building had been an oasis of stability amid crisis. They were evicted last month.

Report Shows Arab World’s Differing Opinions on Freedom of Expression

Benjamin Plackett / 08 Dec 2017 / News

Freedom of speech is diminishing globally and Arab countries are leading this trend. But their citizens disagree as to whether fading freedom is a problem.

A Team Effort to Combat Domestic Violence

Edward Fox / 28 Nov 2017 / News

In Lebanon, a university and a police force collaborate on a training program to improve the police response to domestic violence.

An Important Step Toward Stopping a Parasitic Disease

Benjamin Plackett / 22 Oct 2017 / News

Researchers in Lebanon are determining the genetics of a parasite prevalent in refugee camps.

The Researcher Who Wants to Tidy the Web

Benjamin Plackett / 20 Oct 2017 / News

This researcher believes the Internet has expanded without any oversight and wants to correct that.

Foundation Gives Young Lebanese Designers a Boost

Edward Fox / 11 Oct 2017 / News

A Beirut social enterprise gives young designers mentoring, marketing, media and a prime downtown storefront.

Legendary Lebanese Filmmaker Now Focuses on Students

Motiaa Hallak / 20 Sep 2017 / News

Georges Nasr made a reputation for himself in international film festivals, where he is experiencing a revival, but these days he concentrates on teaching movie making.

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.