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Universities in Syria’s Opposition-Held Areas Face an Uncertain Future

Ahmed al-Ogla | 26 Mar 2019

Students attending Syrian universities in those areas controlled by opposition forces are having to confront the reality that they may not finish their degrees.

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Russia Offers Support to Syrian Higher Education

Edward Fox | 19 Mar 2019

As the need for Russian military aid to the Syrian government appears to wind down, Russia remains intertwined in Syrian higher education.

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Freedom of Creativity Is Under Siege in Egypt

Amr EL-Tohamy | 18 Mar 2019

Publishers, authors and bookstore owners feel pressure as the government clamps down on books with political content.

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Events Highlight a Thriving Visual Arts Scene in Saudi Arabia

Heba Elkayal | 14 Mar 2019

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.

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A Syrian Women’s Organization Illuminates Possibilities for Private Efforts

Rasha Faek | 05 Mar 2019

A local non-profit organization based in Damascus seeks to empower women and young people by providing legal and educational guidance.

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Conference on Aid to Yemen Highlights Support for Education

Edward Fox | 04 Mar 2019

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.

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A Liberals Arts Approach to the Refugee Education Challenge

Benjamin Plackett | 01 Mar 2019

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.

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Court Rules to Close Moroccan Cultural Organization, Causing Alarm

Ursula Lindsey | 28 Feb 2019

A judge ordered the organization Racines to dissolve. Advocacy groups protest the ruling as a chilling attack on freedom of expression.

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New Effort to Share Scientific Equipment Creates Potential Efficiencies

Tarek Abd El-Galil | 26 Feb 2019

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.

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Sudan Shutters All Its Universities

Tarek Abd El-Galil | 19 Feb 2019

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.




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