Arab participation in research is high compared to the rest of the world, but that rate masks difficulties women face in some countries and in male-dominated disciplines.
Months of strikes and protests by students and professors who want better conditions and pay threaten to derail the academic year in both countries.
A Tunisian researcher wants to be the first in his continent to measure time with atomic precision.
Tunisia’s rural regions need more water to share in the country’s prosperity, scholars say.
A researcher finds that more professors are teaching Arabic literature in translation, in courses sprinkled around the world. The next step, she says, is for the teachers to learn from each other.
The clubs build critical-thinking skills and give students the freedom to express opinions in a structured way.
Non-communicable diseases associated with lifestyle and environment are on the rise, but disease patterns vary greatly by income levels and, in some cases, gender.
Deaths from AIDS are declining globally, but they are increasing in the Middle East and North Africa.
Arab governments may be more likely to tolerate reporters writing in foreign languages, but more journalists need to write in Arabic.
Some universities in the Middle East have added services based on Western models. Others offer no services at all.