Early Marriage Is Back in Spotlight in Mideast

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.

The Story Behind the Planets Named After Qatar

Benjamin Plackett / 16 Mar 2018 / News

A Qatari scientist leads a search for planets of other stars that is drawing international attention.

Researcher in Qatar Hunts for New Antibiotics

Benjamin Plackett / 13 Mar 2018 / News

Arab scientist pushing to find new disease-fighting drugs, and new ways of developing them.

Using Artificial Intelligence to Read Arabic Comics

Edward Fox / 11 Mar 2018 / News

With their complex mixture of word and image, Arabic comics are being used to extend the capabilities of artificial intelligence.

A New Film Focuses on 4 Arab Researchers’ Lives in Exile

Tarek Abd El-Galil / 06 Mar 2018 / News

A documentary highlights the difficulties that refugee scientists face in trying to continue their careers in exile.

Puntland Makes Strides in Expanding School Access

Doreen Ajiambo / 05 Mar 2018 / News

Scarred by Somalia’s civil war, the region is giving more poor children a chance at education.

A Refugee Camp’s Teachers Get Some Welcome Global Support

John Dyer, Tonny Onyulo / 04 Mar 2018 / News

A training and mentoring program helps make them better teachers and gives them new confidence.

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.

U.S. Group Matches Refugees With Employers

Eric J. Lyman / 01 Mar 2018 / News

Talent Beyond Borders matches talented refugees with jobs and helps them with logistics, like obtaining visas.

Mental-Health Care on Arab Campuses is Increasing—Slowly

Asma' Jawabreh, Benjamin Plackett, Ibtissem Jamel, Mahnaz Maktabi, Motiaa Hallak, Tarek Abd El-Galil / 27 Feb 2018 / News

Some universities in the Middle East have added services based on Western models. Others offer no services at all.