As the need for Russian military aid to the Syrian government appears to wind down, Russia remains intertwined in Syrian higher education.
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.
The Middle East Studies Association has joined other critics in denouncing recent Israeli actions against student leaders at Birzeit University and other institutions.
A chance meeting with a speaker of Shahri shines light on the value of indigenous languages and the wealth of cultural knowledge and history they embody.
A new laboratory that has opened in Jordan allows international scientists to explore the behavior of matter at the atomic and subatomic level.
A project that links archaeology to economic development and education is a model for preserving the kingdom’s wealth of ancient sites.
A tool created at Birzeit University will take machine translation of Arabic to a higher level.
Matthew Hedges, a U.K. doctoral student convicted in the United Arab Emirates of spying for Britain, has been pardoned and released. But his experience has provoked anxiety about the safety of foreign researchers in the UAE.
The Trump travel ban and cuts to a major Saudi scholarship program are among causes of the decline.