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.

Report Details Attacks on Education Worldwide

Edward Fox / 10 May 2018 / News

Seven Arab countries show an increase in violence against schools, universities, students and staff in the past five years.

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 Sudan, a Tradition of Campus Debate Is Threatened

Alaa Shibeika / 20 Apr 2018 / News

Universities in Sudan have a heritage of political discussion that is increasingly in conflict with the government’s desire to suppress protest.

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.

Strife in South Sudan Puts Children at Risk

Tonny Onyulo / 03 Oct 2017 / News

Thousands have been abducted to be soldiers in the nation’s civil war. Many more have fled to avoid that fate. Schools are being attacked.

Sudan Begins To Tackle A Neglected Disease

Alaa Shibeika / 18 Sep 2017 / News

Sudanese academics are searching for a more effective treatment of a rare but destructive disease, mycetoma, that mostly affects poor laborers.

A Regional Survey: How Arab Countries Regulate Quality in Higher Education

Rasha Faek / 12 Sep 2017 / News

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.

In Malnutrition’s Aftermath, Researchers See a Hidden Crisis—Education

Benjamin Plackett / 05 Sep 2017 / News

Millions of malnourished children are at risk of problems in their cognitive development, say experts.

First Refugee Scholarship Program Experiences Rapid Growth

Rasha Faek, Tarek Abd El-Galil / 25 Jul 2017 / News

The DAFI scholarship program administered by the UN Refugee Agency, which provides social and psychological support alongside academic awards, has grown 89 percent since 2015.