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Coronavirus

As the novel coronavirus sweeps through the Arab region, Al-Fanar Media is monitoring how it is affecting those facets of the Arab world that we focus on: higher education, research, and arts and culture. The Covid-19 pandemic has blocked students’ education, shuttered the art world, and revealed how badly the Arab region needs its own public health and research infrastructure.

With the lockdowns being enforced around the region and many individuals in quarantine, the public face-to-face gatherings that once fueled education and the arts have gone dark.

Coronavirus Health & Medicine Research Science

Study Finds Gene Linked to Higher Risk of Severe Covid-19

Amr EL-Tohamy | 19 Nov 2021

A recent study suggests a gene more prevalent in some ethnic groups increases the likelihood of potentially fatal complications of Covid-19.

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‘Between Women Filmmakers’: International Event Reaches Out to Arabs

Mona Abu Al-Nasr | 17 Nov 2021

The Between Women Filmmakers Caravan presents films made by women around the globe. It includes projects tailored to the Arab world.

Coronavirus Health & Medicine Science

Oral Covid-19 Drug Shows Promise, but Scientists Want More Data

Tarek Abd El-Galil | 14 Nov 2021

Arab researchers are among those monitoring the effectiveness and safety of a new oral Covid-19 drug that could reduce hospitalisations and deaths by 50 percent.

Coronavirus Faculty Health & Medicine Research Science

Pandemic Has Huge Effect on Qatar’s Medical Research Institutions

Eman Kamel | 04 Nov 2021

The urgent shift to coronavirus studies had positive effects for Qatar’s medical research institutions, but at a cost to work in other areas.

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Gulf Higher Education Conference Examines Post-Covid Trends and Strategies

Gilgamesh Nabeel | 25 Oct 2021

International and Arab academics and leaders discussed the role of technology and the future of higher education in a rapidly changing post-pandemic world

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Tough Issues Await Nathir Obeidat, New President of the University of Jordan

Amr EL-Tohamy | 24 Oct 2021

Nathir Obeidat recently became president of a university struggling with debt, Covid-19 hurdles, and other hotspot issues.

Coronavirus Health & Medicine Research Science

Algeria Begins Producing a Coronavirus Vaccine

Riad Mazzouzi | 22 Oct 2021

Algeria has launched an ambitious plan to vaccinate nearly 30 million of its citizens,
by manufacturing the Chinese Sinovac vaccine locally.

Coronavirus Faculty Health & Medicine Students Teaching Technology & Online Learning

Libya Lets Universities Reopen Based on Their Covid-19 Preparedness

Tarek Abd El-Galil | 04 Oct 2021

Libya’s new assessment system gauges how well colleges can protect against Covid-19 before they are allowed to resume in-class teaching.

Coronavirus Faculty Students Teaching

10 Tips for Teaching with Masks and Physical Distancing

Gwyneth Talley, Maha Bali | 23 Sep 2021

Many professors are returning to face-to-face classes this fall, which means wearing masks and observing other safety precautions. Two educators share some ideas for making this work.

Coronavirus Students Teaching

Lebanese University Campuses Gradually Return to Life

Samar Kadi | 21 Sep 2021

Lebanese campuses are reopening after the Covid-19 closures, but fuel, electricity and Internet problems are still an obstacle for some.




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