As the need for Russian military aid to the Syrian government appears to wind down, Russia remains intertwined in Syrian higher education.
Publishers, authors and bookstore owners feel pressure as the government clamps down on books with political content.
Jeddah’s “21, 39” art week and a continuing exhibition shed light on an artistic environment that’s been gaining momentum for over a decade.
A local non-profit organization based in Damascus seeks to empower women and young people by providing legal and educational guidance.
Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates pledged to increase their humanitarian aid, including money for teachers’ pay. It’s unclear, though, how the aid will be delivered.
A Jesuit charity and university team up to offer a diploma that can be a steppingstone to a bachelor’s degree, fueling the hopes of refugees who want to help others in their communities.
A judge ordered the organization Racines to dissolve. Advocacy groups protest the ruling as a chilling attack on freedom of expression.
A new online platform seeks to bring together United Arab Emirates research institutions to facilitate researchers’ access to devices they need. Egypt may follow suit.
Sudan’s government has closed all of the country’s public and private higher-education institutions, in the wake of protests sparked by economic conditions.
The Middle East Studies Association has joined other critics in denouncing recent Israeli actions against student leaders at Birzeit University and other institutions.