Somaliland Uses Phones to Help Improve Schools

Doreen Ajiambo / 16 Jul 2018 / News

This self-governing region of Somalia is one of many areas in Africa that are using mobile technology to help more children get a quality education.

Amal, Berlin! Helps Refugees Find Their Way in Germany

Austin Davis / 12 Jul 2018 / News

The online newspaper, staffed by journalists in exile, helps newcomers adapt to a new culture and tries to dismantle false perceptions on both sides.

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.

War Worsens Plight of Disabled Students in Yemen

Aseell Sarih / 05 Jul 2018 / News

New hardships and cuts in financial support have ended studies for some. The war “has killed our future,” one student said.

Protests Disrupt Universities in Algeria and Tunisia

Ibtissem Jamel, Tarek Abd El-Galil / 02 Jul 2018 / News

Months of strikes and protests by students and professors who want better conditions and pay threaten to derail the academic year in both countries.

Think Tank Pioneers Evidence-Based Policy in Sudan

Alaa Shibeika / 29 Jun 2018 / News

The new organization seeks to invigorate more thoughtful public policy in the Republic of Sudan and to train a new generation of development specialists.

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.

Last Words of a Leading Iraqi Scholar

Edward Fox / 19 Jun 2018 / News

In a prescient paper, published posthumously, the sociologist Faleh Abdul Jabar described the social forces at work in recent Iraqi politics.

How Arab Artists Imagine the Future

Austin Davis / 18 Jun 2018 / News

A forum highlighted the visions of contemporary Arab writers and other artists, as well as the views of earlier generations.