Debate Clubs Catch on at Arab Universities

Eman Kamel / 14 May 2018 / News

The clubs build critical-thinking skills and give students the freedom to express opinions in a structured way.

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.

In Education, Gulf Women Don’t Focus on Jobs

Edward Fox / 07 May 2018 / News

Two studies found that women in Gulf countries are not focused on employment in their pursuit of academic degrees, but are optimistic about their futures.

American Studies Gets an Arab Twist

Eman Kamel / 03 May 2018 / News

Despite some skepticism about its purpose, the discipline is gaining presence at Arab universities.

The Story Behind the Planets Named After Qatar

Benjamin Plackett / 16 Mar 2018 / News

A Qatari scientist leads a search for planets of other stars that is drawing international attention.

Researcher in Qatar Hunts for New Antibiotics

Benjamin Plackett / 13 Mar 2018 / News

Arab scientist pushing to find new disease-fighting drugs, and new ways of developing them.

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.

The Arab World’s Often Overlooked Space Research

Benjamin Plackett / 11 Feb 2018 / News

A new book highlights the work of Arab scientists who are making major strides in satellite technology and the discovery of distant planets.

Shunned by Neighbors, Qatar Seeks New Research Partnerships

Eman Kamel / 18 Dec 2017 / News

The tiny Gulf nation is diversifying its research collaborations through new projects with Turkey, Oman, and Kuwait.

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.