Once Reviled, Libyan Archaeologists Take on a New Role

Edward Fox / 07 Aug 2017 / News

The study of the remains of ancient civilizations, once considered a relic of colonialism, is making a comeback.

Researchers Ask, Is Dubai Really Cosmopolitan?

Benjamin Plackett / 03 Aug 2017 / News

French researchers will use sociological data to answer the question scientifically—and stir debate about what the term means.

Tunisian Professors Flee the Country for Better Salaries

Ibtissem Jamel / 28 Jul 2017 / News

Hundreds of Tunisian professors are leaving the country each year, putting the quality of higher education in the country at risk, policy makers say.

Researchers Find Pollution from Cosmetics in Gulf Waters

Benjamin Plackett / 14 Jul 2017 / News

In the Arabian Gulf, researchers have found high concentrations of tiny plastic beads that may carry toxic pollutants. But their work has been hobbled by the recent rift between Qatar and Saudi Arabia.

Discovery of Oldest Human Remains Fosters Moroccan Pride

Benjamin Plackett / 07 Jul 2017 / News

After finding the oldest recorded fossils of human ancestors, in Morocco, researchers continue to dig to tell their story.

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.

Tunisian Researchers Probe the Roots of Radicalization

Khaoula Sliti / 19 Jun 2017 / News

With support from the higher education ministry, four collaborative research projects seek to understand how terrorism begins among young people, its impact, and how to stop 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.

UAE Researchers Tackle Diabetes from the Feet Up

Benjamin Plackett / 06 Jun 2017 / News

Analysis of patients’ footprints is providing important clues about the progression of diabetes, and opening the door to earlier intervention.