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January 21, 2016
Twenty killed in assault on Bacha Khan University, the latest attack on an educational institution in a country that has suffered more than any other.
January 20, 2016
A 19-year-old Arizona State University student from China was shot and killed Saturday following a minor traffic accident, the Arizona Republic reported. Tempe police said Yue Jiang was shot by the driver of the car that rear-ended hers.
January 18, 2016
Turkey briefly detained 27 academics on Friday who had signed a petition condemning the military campaign against Kurdish militants in the country’s southeast, The New York Times reported. Turkish authorities accused the scholars of spreading "terrorism propaganda" and of insulting the state.
January 18, 2016
An American student enrolled in an intensive language program affiliated with the University of Tehran is among the prisoners released by Iran.
January 15, 2016
A South Korean court ordered a professor to pay 10 million won, or $8,262, to each of nine women who claim that her book on Japan’s World War II-era military brothels defamed them, The New York Times reported.
January 13, 2016
The Middle East Studies Association’s Committee on Academic Freedom is urging Egypt’s newly convened parliament to strike down two executive orders issued in 2014 that it says impinge on university autonomy and student freedoms.
January 12, 2016
Community college in Washington State increasingly relies on international student revenue, but some faculty worry it is moving away from its mission of serving local residents.
January 12, 2016
The Schwarzman Scholars program, which provides full funding for students to pursue a master’s degree at China's Tsinghua University, has named its inaugural class of students. The 111 students were selected from more than 3,000 applicants and come from 32 countries and 75 universities. Nearly half (44 percent) come from the U.S., 21 percent come from China and 35 percent come from the rest of the world.
January 11, 2016
Middle East Studies scholars are concerned about a new Turkish law that grants the Higher Education Council (YOK, by its Turkish acronym) authority to close private universities if their administrators “execute or support activities against the state’s indivisible integrity.” In a letter to Turkey’s prime minister, the Middle East Studies Association’s Committee on Academic Fr
January 4, 2016
Reports of Indian students being turned away by customs officials and prevented from boarding U.S.-bound flights cast spotlight on two little-known California institutions with 90 percent-plus international enrollment.

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