Protests in Iraq expressing widespread discontent with high unemployment, low living standards and corruption have met with live ammunition.
Public universities have permission to reopen, but security concerns and academic issues are causing delays. Some private universities are holding classes.
An anthology explores “Arabicity,” the cultural links and concerns shared by artists from disparate countries throughout the Arab world.
In two new reports, the Arab Barometer finds gradually shifting attitudes on women’s place in society and broad disillusionment among young people.
Oral historians gather the stories of participants in history who might not otherwise be heard, from those in the U.S. civil rights movement to dispossessed Palestinians.
Researchers are taking a closer look at rivers and lakes that supply drinking water to cities in northern Iraq. They worry that heavy metal concentrations may pose health hazards.
Scholars in the Middle East face an array of challenges. The new Arab Political Science Network wants to help them collaborate more and increase their output.
Projects meant to enrich Baghdad as a capital of Arab culture were left unfinished or never even started, a journalist’s investigation found.
International academics face increasing difficulties in getting visas to work at Palestinian universities. Some see a campaign to harm Palestinian education behind the apparently arbitrary decisions.
In a new play performed in London, actors who were incarcerated in Adra prison convey the terror, boredom, and claustrophobia of their lives, from arrest to release.