Moroccan Researcher Follows Impact of Climate Change

Khalid Aitnasser / 29 Jun 2017 / News

Two years after joining NASA’s Atmospheric Sciences Lab, Kholoud Kahime continues her research on climate change and its impact on Morocco’s economy and society.

An Arabian Tree to Fight Cancer

Benjamin Plackett / 23 Jun 2017 / News

Omani researchers are testing the reputed healing effects of frankincense.

Vocational Education: A Neglected Solution in Gaza

Mohammed Othman / 20 Jun 2017 / News

Despite the opportunities that vocational education can provide to support Gaza’s deteriorating economy, many challenges still hinder it.

Researchers Investigate How Trust Collapsed in Syria

Benjamin Plackett / 15 Jun 2017 / News

Social scientists have traced the decline of the intricate social connections in Syrian society. They also recommend ways to restore them.

Cairo University Fights Sexual Harassment

Jacob Wirtschafter, Mina Nader / 05 Jun 2017 / News

Professors have been fired and students disciplined under an anti-harassment policy that male and female students support.

Research—Latest Weapon Against Female Genital Mutilation

Benjamin Plackett / 20 Apr 2017 / News

Academics in the region are taking on FGM and providing much needed data to help combat the practice.

Women and Islam: A Topic that Troubles

Ursula Lindsey / 10 Mar 2017 / News

Hatoon al Fassi, a Saudi scholar, has provoked controversy in Qatar for arguing that the Koran, correctly interpreted, supports the empowerment of women.

A Role Model For Female Arab Scientists

Benjamin Plackett / 20 Nov 2016 / News

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.

Supporting Women’s Leadership for a Post-Conflict Syria

Sarah Lynch / 20 Oct 2016 / News

Scholarships and other programs seek to build what Syria will need when war is over.

A Battle Over Veils at Cairo University

Ahmed ElShamy / 22 Feb 2016 / News

An ever-widening ban on female professors wearing veils at Cairo University reflects a broader academic controversy.