An Arabian Tree to Fight Cancer

Benjamin Plackett / 23 Jun 2017 / News

Omani researchers are testing the reputed healing effects of frankincense.

Researchers’ Recycled Water Meets Farmers’ Suspicion

Benjamin Plackett / 18 May 2017 / News

Evidence supports repurposing household wastewater for agricultural use, but not everyone likes the idea.

Omani Music Masks A Slave Trading Past

Benjamin Plackett / 30 Mar 2017 / News

Researcher says scholars should recognize the true origin of African sounds in Omani traditional music.

Oman’s Move Toward Personalized Medicine

Benjamin Plackett / 21 Feb 2017 / News

Medical research that uses data from Arab patients results in better treatments for local populations.

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.

The Difficulties of Spinning Research Ideas Into Gold

Benjamin Plackett / 12 Apr 2016 / News

A man who made millions from a university spinoff in the United Kingdom is trying to do the same in the Arab world.

Law Students Get Practice in an International Competition

Eman Kamel / 19 Apr 2015 / News

Teams from eight Arab universities met in Doha to compete in a regional contest.

Are Private Universities Worth the Money?

Rasha Faek, Sarah Lynch / 23 Jan 2015 / News

Families across the Arab region debate where to send their sons and daughters—public university or private one? There is no easy answer.