Several countries have closed educational institutions and others are restricting school activities in an attempt to limit the spread of the dangerous new virus, Covid-19.
Some Arab countries have begun evacuating students from the area under quarantine, but many students feel abandoned and want more help.
Building a knowledge-based society will be crucial to Yemen’s recovery after the war, a Yemeni professor says. He calls on wealthier countries to support that effort.
The Karama Festival, based in Jordan, uses cinema as a force for social change. This year it highlighted films from Yemen.
A sampling of works published, translated or honored in the past year illustrates the diversity of writing by Arab authors.
A survey by Al-Fanar Media found that many researchers in Arab countries are unhappy with their working conditions and would rather be employed outside of the region.
Researchers working in Arab countries detail the challenges they face, and ways of overcoming them.
A Yemeni researcher wanted to return to her country to do plant research that could help human health. But the war there made research impossible.
The report highlights Sudan and says the space to think freely is shrinking in many countries.
If Arabs want a true lingua franca, they must ease the rigid boundaries they’ve set up between the local dialects and the formal language.