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.

An Arab Researcher Seeks Solutions to Urban Pollution

Benjamin Plackett / 24 May 2018 / News

Even simple strategies, like getting older cars off the streets, could save lives, says a scientist who looks for “realistic” solutions.

Zajal, a Folk Poetry Form, Reaches a New Generation

Edward Fox / 18 May 2018 / News

Students compete in eloquence in the country’s first academic competition in traditional Lebanese folk poetry.

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.

AIDS Deaths Soar in the Arab Region

Benjamin Plackett / 10 Apr 2018 / News

Deaths from AIDS are declining globally, but they are increasing in the Middle East and North Africa.

Using Artificial Intelligence to Read Arabic Comics

Edward Fox / 11 Mar 2018 / News

With their complex mixture of word and image, Arabic comics are being used to extend the capabilities of artificial intelligence.

A New Film Focuses on 4 Arab Researchers’ Lives in Exile

Tarek Abd El-Galil / 06 Mar 2018 / News

A documentary highlights the difficulties that refugee scientists face in trying to continue their careers in exile.

U.S. Group Matches Refugees With Employers

Eric J. Lyman / 01 Mar 2018 / News

Talent Beyond Borders matches talented refugees with jobs and helps them with logistics, like obtaining visas.