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Arabic: Semitic language
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).

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UK artists take pulp fiction series to the Arab world [Video]

UK artists take pulp fiction series to the Arab world

UK artists take pulp fiction series to the Arab world

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 01:30Published
Jordanian boxers throw punches on their rooftop in preparation for Olympics [Video]

Jordanian boxers throw punches on their rooftop in preparation for Olympics

Jordanian brothers and boxing buddies Hussein and Zeyad Ashish spend their time throwing punches on their rooftop during the COVID-19 lockdown as they prepare for the Tokyo Olympics.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 03:26Published
Lego-based robot sanitizer created at refugee camp [Video]

Lego-based robot sanitizer created at refugee camp

Refugees at the Zaatari camp in Jordan have designed a robot prototype made from LEGOs, which automatically dispenses sanitizer to avoid contact with the bottle and help prevent the spread of the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:02Published
Syria's National Orchestra performs online during lockdown [Video]

Syria's National Orchestra performs online during lockdown

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.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:45Published
Lebanese protesters and soldiers clash in Tripoli [Video]

Lebanese protesters and soldiers clash in Tripoli

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..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:33Published
Lebanon cities erupt against collapse in currency [Video]

Lebanon cities erupt against collapse in currency

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..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:45Published
A busy, lonely Ramadan at a New Jersey family's restaurant [Video]

A busy, lonely Ramadan at a New Jersey family's restaurant

When the Awda family of Patterson, New Jersey, sits down to break their daily fast during Ramadan, it is different than in years past. This report produced by Zachary Goelman.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:25Published
Kelly Clarkson tackles new single I Dare You in foreign languages [Video]

Kelly Clarkson tackles new single I Dare You in foreign languages

Kelly Clarkson is showing off her linguistic skills with her new single I Dare You by recording five alternative versions as duets in Spanish, French, German, Arabic, and Hebrew.

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Despite lockdowns, delays, Tunisian athlete hungry for olympic gold [Video]

Despite lockdowns, delays, Tunisian athlete hungry for olympic gold

Despite restrictions imposed to combat the spread of coronavirus, female boxer Mariem Homrani continues training towards her dream.

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No weights? No problem! Jordanian athlete lifts sister and sofa to stay fit during lockdown [Video]

No weights? No problem! Jordanian athlete lifts sister and sofa to stay fit during lockdown

Judoka Hadeel Alami uses her furniture and younger sister to help maintain her fitness during the government curfew in Jordan.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 03:17Published
Displaced Syrians, fearing virus, return to Idlib [Video]

Displaced Syrians, fearing virus, return to Idlib

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..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:53Published
How are translations between English and Arabic helping to tackle misinformation? [Video]

How are translations between English and Arabic helping to tackle misinformation?

How are translations between English and Arabic helping to tackle misinformation?

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 04:13Published
France launches terrorism probe after stabbing spree in southeast town [Video]

France launches terrorism probe after stabbing spree in southeast town

French authorities have launched a terrorism probe after a knife attack killed two people and wounded five in the township of Romans-sur-Isère on April 4, Reuters reports.

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Much of we see is propaganda: MEA on reported discord between India and Gulf countries

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

Fake Twitter handles: Gulf nations assure India of zero tolerance on attempts to create discord

A sudden spike was seen in the number of fake Twitter handles of Arabic royalties, that emerged tweeting anti-India material.
DNA - Published

Libyan truce would aid war on coronavirus, say western, Arab nations

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

Israeli Arab party backs Netanyahu's rival Gantz

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

Having fled bombing, Syrian children learn to read in tent schools

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

PM Modi condoles demise of Oman Sultan Qaboos, hails him as a true friend of India

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

Kurdish families stuck in crowded schools after fleeing north Syria conflict

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

Inscriptions on Babri entrance counter temple claims, SC told

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

Deeply hurt by attack on Jains over Hindi banner in Bengaluru, they never question use of Arabic: Tejasvi Surya

Reacting, BJP MP from Bangalore South Tejasvi Surya wrote that he was 'deeply hurt by the attack'.
DNA - Published

Iran seizes foreign oil tanker smuggling fuel in Gulf: state media

Iranian forces seized a foreign oil tanker in the Gulf that was smuggling fuel to Arab states and has detained seven crewmen, Iran's state media reported on Sunday.
Reuters - Published

Sign of the times: China's capital orders Arabic, Muslim symbols taken down

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

Al-Qaida chief Zawahiri asks terrorists to step up attacks against India

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