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, also referred to as Literary 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-ʿarabiyyatu l-fuṣḥā or simply al-fuṣḥā (اَلْفُصْحَىٰ).
Despite the closure of the Opera House in Damascus due to the coronavirus restrictions, a Syrian conductor puts on his tuxedo and stands in front of his computer screen to conduct his musicians online.
Lebanese protesters and soldiers clashed in the city of Tripoli on Wednesday, marking a third night of unrest in a country that has been in the throes of a worsening economic crisis compounded by the..
Protests against growing economic hardship erupted in Tripoli and spread to other Lebanese cities on Tuesday, with banks set ablaze and violence boiling over into a second night. One demonstrator was..
Thousands of displaced Syrians have begun moving back to their homes in war-torn Idlib province despite the risk of renewed conflict, some driven by fear that the new coronavirus could wreak havoc on..
The Ministry of External Affairs on Thursday refuted the reports of discord between India and the Gulf countries after a sudden spike was seen in a number of fake Twitter handles of Arabic royalties.. IndiaTimes - Published
Western and Arab countries in a statement on Tuesday urged Libya's warring factions to stop fighting to allow the country's authorities to respond to the threat posed by the coronavirus. Reuters - Published
The main rival to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu won support from Israel's Arab party on Sunday to form a government, potentially undermining Netanyahu's plan to stay in power atop a proposed unity.. Reuters - Published
Syrian teacher Ahmad al Hilal listens to his young pupils sitting on a mat reciting the Arabic alphabet in a makeshift school in a tent on the outskirts of a sprawling refugee camp city along the.. Reuters - Published
Sultan Qaboos, the longest-reigning leader of the modern Arab world, died on Friday at the age of 79. "I am deeply saddened to learn about the passing away of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said al.. IndiaTimes - Published
Two weeks ago, 13-year-old Leith Ahmed was busy studying English and Arabic at school in northeastern Syria when a sudden Turkish cross-border attack forced him and his family to run for their lives. Reuters - 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
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
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