The rare public-sector walkout drew sympathy from citizens also caught between stagnant wages and rising costs in a debt-burdened economy
Bakhtiyar Ali rejects political solutions. Instead, his books pose questions about human responsibility in the face of conflict and corruption.
Protests in Iraq expressing widespread discontent with high unemployment, low living standards and corruption have met with live ammunition.
Public universities have permission to reopen, but security concerns and academic issues are causing delays. Some private universities are holding classes.
New research shows that educating teenage girls about the risks of female genital mutilation changes their opinions to view it less favorably, but experts say that alone won’t work.
Syrian artist Sara Shamma uses strong color and powerful brushstrokes to portray human traffickers, women who have survived being trafficked, and the emotions swirling inside them.
Initiatives in Jordan and Lebanon help high school students find a focus for their university studies that is a good fit for them.
Professors and administrators scramble to catch up on exams and student registrations that were forcibly postponed by a ministerial decree after demonstrations earlier this year.
The country with the largest economy in the Middle East and the most Syrian refugees is seeking to find a place for them in its business landscape.
Cyberspace has become a place where some men stalk, attack, and seek to humiliate women. Now women, universities, and private organizations are mounting digital campaigns to respond.