Arabic is a Semitic language that first emerged in the 1st to 4th centuries CE. It is now the lingua franca of the Arab world. It is named after the Arabs, a term initially used to describe peoples living in the area bounded by Mesopotamia in the east and the Anti-Lebanon mountains in the west, in Northwestern Arabia and in the Sinai Peninsula. The ISO assigns language codes to thirty varieties of Arabic, including its standard form, Modern Standard Arabic, which is modernized Classical Arabic. This distinction exists primarily among Western linguists; Arabic speakers themselves generally do not distinguish between Modern Standard Arabic and Classical Arabic, but rather refer to both as al-ʻArabīyat ul-fuṣḥá.
Lebanon has called for international help as it struggles to contain forest fires that have spread across the country since Monday. The death of a volunteer who was assisting firefighters has raised.. WorldNews - Published
Muslim parties on Monday told the SC that Persian and Arabic inscriptions at the entrance of Babri Masjid at Ayodhya deflates expansive argument of Hindu parties that it was never a mosque. IndiaTimes - Published
Sudan has launched a women's soccer league, a move that reflects the new transitional government's aspirations for the country and allows female players to push for wider acceptance. Francesca Lynagh..
U.S. evangelicals have been a core support base for President Donald Trump since the 2016 election. Many are also staunch supporters of Israel, seeing a biblical connection with the Jewish people and..
A Chaldean Catholic man has died after being deported to Iraq by the US government, a congressman has said. Jimmy Aldaoud had never previously visited Iraq, spoke no Arabic and had no family in the.. WorldNews - Published
It’s been two weeks since Salah Estwani got a seven-page letter telling him he needs to go back to Syria, the Irish Times reports. Estwani is 26 – a Shakespeare lover with a bushy beard, a.. WorldNews - Published
Pilgrims at the hajj will undertake religious rites that have remained unchanged since the founding of Islam 14 centuries ago More than 2.5 million Muslims will on Friday begin the annual hajj.. WorldNews - Published
Officials in Beijing have ordered all shops to cover up any Arabic signs or Islamic symbols, in the latest phase of the government’s crackdown on Muslims. Restaurants, cafes and food stalls which.. WorldNews - Published
Authorities in the Chinese capital have ordered halal restaurants and food stalls to remove Arabic script and symbols associated with Islam from their signs, part of an expanding national effort to.. Reuters - Published
Indian lawmakers have passed legislation banning the Muslim practice known as “instant divorce,” Russia Today reports. Proponents of the bill say it will protect Muslim women, while critics argue.. WorldNews - Published
The black flag of Isis has been hoisted in a Syrian camp holding tens of thousands of the terror group’s family members, nearly four months after the caliphate was officially declared defeated. In a.. WorldNews - Published
Seated in a chair behind a large desk against a black background, Zawahiri, looking old and frail, spoke in Arabic in the video which ran English captions at the bottom. Suspected to be hiding in.. IndiaTimes - Published
BAGHDAD — The French former members of the Islamic State group were brought into the courtroom in Baghdad one after the other on Monday and made to sit inside a wooden cage in the middle. As they.. WorldNews - Published
Australia prides itself on its thorough breast screening process, but a new study has discovered women born in Arabic-speaking countries in Australia are presenting with more aggressive, further.. SBS - Published
The NIA on Sunday raided 3 places in Kerala in connection with an ISIS module and said that it is questioning 3 suspects. The houses of the suspects, two in Kasaragod and one in Palakkad, were searched.. IndiaTimes - Published
An Iraqi man suspected of sabotaging German railway tracks in a terror plot has been arrested in Austria, Britain’s Daily Mail reports. The 42-year-old suspect, said to be an overt ISIS sympathizer,.. WorldNews - Published
The graffiti seeking vote for M B Rajesh invited flak on social media for the ‘use of Arabic for minority appeasement’. However, the script used in the graffiti was Arabi Malayalam, a variant form.. IndiaTimes - Published
With Israel's election just over a month away, a Druze former television news anchor is poised to become the first woman from her Arabic-speaking minority to serve in the Israeli parliament. Reuters - Published
While Senegal has so far successfully shielded itself from the threat of Islamist extremism, experts warn that gaps remain in the country's security strategy, most notably in the field of education... France 24 - Published