A sampling of literary and scholarly works from across the region that we have enjoyed over the past year.
Vitamin D deficiency in the region is worryingly high but experts disagree on whether doctors should recommend supplements.
A movement to make the fruits of research available without charge has helped students and faculty members gain access to an increasing number of academic articles.
Hundreds of Tunisian professors are leaving the country each year, putting the quality of higher education in the country at risk, policy makers say.
Omani researchers are testing the reputed healing effects of frankincense.
Evidence supports repurposing household wastewater for agricultural use, but not everyone likes the idea.
Researcher says scholars should recognize the true origin of African sounds in Omani traditional music.
Medical research that uses data from Arab patients results in better treatments for local populations.
Ursula Lindsey offers up a cornucopia of fiction and nonfiction in Arabic, English and French for an intellectual feast.
With two thirds of the Arab population under 30, a United Nations agency makes an urgent call for economic and political reform.