A Scholar Says Archaeology Could Benefit Jordan

Ammar Faris / 10 Jul 2018 / News

A Jordanian scientist believes archaeological discoveries could draw more tourists to his country. But he thinks support for the discoveries is weak.

Sleepless in Beirut: A Health Risk

Benjamin Plackett / 26 Jun 2018 / News

The Lebanese capital comes alive at night, but experts warn that too many late nights come with health risks.

A Scholar Who Has Explored Arab History Widely

Motiaa Hallak / 25 Jun 2018 / News

A Lebanese researcher has wandered throughout Arab history during his extensive career and examined the region’s relationship with Ottoman rulers and European ideas.

The Quest to Build the Arab Region’s First Atomic Clock

Benjamin Plackett / 15 Jun 2018 / News

A Tunisian researcher wants to be the first in his continent to measure time with atomic precision.

A Law Regulating Medical Experiments Creates Controversy

Tarek Abd El-Galil / 14 Jun 2018 / News

New legislation in Egypt that is intended to protect human subjects of medical research has drawn criticism from doctors and others.

Researchers See Water at Root of Tunisia’s Inequality Problem

Benjamin Plackett / 07 Jun 2018 / News

Tunisia’s rural regions need more water to share in the country’s prosperity, scholars say.

An Arab Researcher Seeks Solutions to Urban Pollution

Benjamin Plackett / 24 May 2018 / News

Even simple strategies, like getting older cars off the streets, could save lives, says a scientist who looks for “realistic” solutions.

Invention Could Ease Jordan’s Water-Scarcity Problem

Ammar Faris / 17 May 2018 / News

A young researcher has developed a device to reclaim salty water that’s wasted during the purification process and reuse it.

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.

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.