Arabic Podcasts Find a Growing Audience

Ursula Lindsey / 25 Sep 2018 / News

Networks in Jordan and Saudi Arabia offer listeners programs that give voice to diverse views, discuss sensitive topics, or just go where the conversation flows.

Keeping an Eye on Blindness, A Regional Issue

Benjamin Plackett / 13 Sep 2018 / News

The causes of vision loss in the Arab region are changing, researchers say, and public health policy makers need to listen.

Crown Prince Pushes Change in Saudi Higher Education

Aisha Elgayar, Edward Fox / 19 Jul 2018 / News

Mohammad bin Salman wants universities in the Kingdom to focus on the needs of the private sector, in a break with the free-handed policy of the previous Saudi king.

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.

In Somalia, Educational Quality Starts with Teachers

Doreen Ajiambo / 01 May 2018 / News

Training programs aim to turn the tide on quality of instruction, learning standards and attendance

Early Marriage Is Back in Spotlight in the Middle East

Gilgamesh Nabeel, Jacob Wirtschafter / 20 Mar 2018 / News

Some nations have made progress in limiting a practice that disrupts girls’ education. But traditionalists are pushing back.

For Many Somali Girls, Education Ends With a Brutal Ritual

Doreen Ajiambo / 02 Mar 2018 / News

Female genital mutilation is widely practiced in the nation. The government and local and international organizations are working to stop it.

A Greek Classic Resurfaces in Syrian Women’s Voices

Austin Davis / 26 Jan 2018 / News

In Berlin, a production of Euripede’s “Iphigenia in Aulis” recasts the hard choices a heroine once made in the stories of nine refugees.

Women Make Gains as Judges in Tunisia

Ibtissem Jamel / 18 Jan 2018 / News

More women are studying law, and many choose a career in the judiciary. But social expectations may slow their advancement.

Tunisian Women Break Employment Stereotypes

Ibtissem Jamel / 19 Dec 2017 / News

In search of better jobs, Tunisian women have started to study vocational subjects traditionally taken only by men.