In the Arabian Gulf, researchers have found high concentrations of tiny plastic beads that may carry toxic pollutants. But their work has been hobbled by the recent rift between Qatar and Saudi Arabia.
As boycott persists, students face disruptions and officials warn of longer-term impact.
After many Arab countries broke relations with Qatar, Qataris abroad are facing the consequences and Arab students and professors in Qatar also feel threatened.
Practical ideas for life in a hot climate could be useful beyond soccer.
Hatoon al Fassi, a Saudi scholar, has provoked controversy in Qatar for arguing that the Koran, correctly interpreted, supports the empowerment of women.
When economic development clashes with archaeology, Manama could offer a model for other Arab countries.
Grassroots and government initiatives hope to spread a culture of reading in the Arab region.
To get insights into armed conflicts, academics need to conduct research in conflict zones, but such research poses methodological, logistical and ethical challenges.
With two thirds of the Arab population under 30, a United Nations agency makes an urgent call for economic and political reform.
A biologist is this year’s Qatar recipient of the L’Oréal-Unesco for Women in Science Middle East Fellowship award, for her research on microbiota.