Mental health is a significant problem across the Middle East, experts say, but treatment and support often are not easy to find.
The tiny Gulf nation is diversifying its research collaborations through new projects with Turkey, Oman, and Kuwait.
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.
Following a global trend, the institutions present exhibitions that prompt conversations on topics not always taught in schools.
Vitamin D deficiency in the region is worryingly high but experts disagree on whether doctors should recommend supplements.
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.
Millions of malnourished children are at risk of problems in their cognitive development, say experts.
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.