A researcher in Iraq risks the quality of his geological samples when he ships them to Italy for analysis.
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.
Most researchers in Arab countries say they want to leave, but one academic administrator has developed a strategy for bringing those who have left back.
The use of emoji is on the rise in the Arab region, as well as everywhere else. But that’s no cause for moral panic, a scholar of digital humanities argues.
Native citizens are a minority in the rapidly changing and modernizing Gulf country. A panel in Doha discussed how to preserve their “intangible cultural heritage.”
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.
Lebanon’s forest fires are started by humans and getting worse due to climate change. A solution requires more information and political effort, researchers say.
Workshops in Iraq help scholars in the social sciences and humanities learn how to write for international, English-language academic journals.
In a regular forum, the library gives Qataris a chance to meet world-class researchers face-to-face and have informal discussions that motivate youth to explore science in depth.
Two new studies question the accuracy of death certificates in the Middle East, an issue that creates difficulties for researchers and policymakers who want to improve public-health efforts.