With limited rainfall and aquifers already over pumped, the kingdom is running out of water. Researchers are tackling some aspects of the problem, but hard choices still lie ahead.
An “academy” of early-career researchers in Germany and Arab countries promotes international, interdisciplinary research projects “on the boundary between science and society.”
Cairo Since 1900, by Mohamed Elshahed, documents a vibrant aspect of the city’s heritage that’s in danger of being erased.
A new government program will use cash incentives, support for laboratory equipment, and a mentoring program to improve science at public universities. The program will focus first on mathematics and physics.
War has forced Libyan women to enter the job market, but they still are underrepresented in business and government and lack a significant role in the peace-building process.
In the Arab region, young people’s professional aspirations are not compatible with expected changes in employment markets, says a new report.
The technology uses smart, robotic machines that could help countries continue building houses—or even refugee settlements—in times of emergency or during a labor shortage.
Nuqat, an independent foundation, encourages creative thinking to solve problems in the Arab world through education and youth skills development.
Arab countries have made progress in their adult learning and education efforts, a new report from UNESCO says, but program participation rates remain low.
Thousands of civil-society organizations sprang up after 2003, during Iraq’s postwar reconstruction. The historian Mehiyar Kathem is exploring how they evolved to represent political interests.