Contemporary Art Inspired by Islamic Tradition

Heba Elkayal / 09 Nov 2018 / News

An exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London highlights works by a short list of finalists drawn from a wealth of talent across the Islamic world.

NYU Abu Dhabi Work Force Is at Risk, Report Says

Eric J. Lyman / 15 May 2018 / News

A faculty-student alliance at New York University charges its Abu Dhabi campus is still at high risk of forced-labor practices: A university report has a much more positive view.

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.

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.

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.

NYU Department Cuts Ties With Abu Dhabi Campus

Eric J. Lyman / 12 Nov 2017 / News

The department is protesting the Emirates’ denial of visas for two professors and calling on NYU’s president to lobby the U.A.E.’s government to change its visa policies.

Researchers Find Vitamin D Deficiency High In Arab Women

Benjamin Plackett / 04 Oct 2017 / News

Vitamin D deficiency in the region is worryingly high but experts disagree on whether doctors should recommend supplements.

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.