Arabs (/ˈærəbz/; Arabic: عرب, ‘arab) are a major panethnic group whose native language is Arabic, comprising the majority of the Arab world. They primarily inhabit Western Asia, North Africa, and parts of the Horn of Africa. Before the spread of Islam, Arab referred to any of the largely nomadic Semitic tribes inhabiting the northern and central Arabian Peninsula. In modern usage Arab refers to a heterogeneous collection of Arabic-speaking peoples in the Middle East and North Africa. The ties that bind Arabs are linguistic, cultural, and political, and to a lesser extent genetic, with Arabized Arabs displaying genetic admixture from the Arabian peninsula as well as indigenous elements. As such, Arab identity is based on one or more of genealogical, linguistic or cultural grounds, although with competing identities often taking a more prominent role, based on considerations including regional, national, clan, kin, sect, and tribe affiliations and relationships. Not all people who could be considered Arab identify as such. If the Arab panethnicity is regarded as a single population, then it constitutes the world's second largest group of people after the Han Chinese.

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As the nation turns 50, UAE has succeeded in becoming a significant global soft power

Gulf News 31 Jul 2021
“The first picture of Mars captured by the first-ever Arab probe in history, 25,000km above the Red Planet’s surface,” His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, wrote on Twitter ... The Arab coalition’s campaign was unleashed in response to a request from the Yemeni government....

Why animals recognise numbers but only humans can do maths

Metro UK 30 Jul 2021
Many animals are intelligent enough to respond to numbers, but only humans have developed counting systems (Picture ... Bees and babies have a similar understanding of numbers (Picture ... The Hindu-Arabic numeral system evolved over the centuries into one that is used worldwide today (Picture....

MS Dhoni catches fans by surprise with faux-hawk hairstyle

The Siasat Daily 30 Jul 2021
New Delhi ... The former India and current Chennai Super Kings captain is set to unleash his faux-hawk haircut when the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 resumes in the United Arab Emirates in September. Hair stylist Aalim Hakim on Friday posted a picture of Dhoni with his latest hairstyle on Instagram. View this post on Instagram ... ....

The Myth of ‘Occupied Palestinian Territories’: Part One

The American Spectator 27 Jul 2021
In the Riots of 1929, Arab Muslim murderers undertook to exterminate the Jews in the Holy Land ... On that day, Arabs rioted throughout Ḥevron, murdered 67 Jews, and drove the survivors out of the City of the Patriarchs and Matriarchs ... Arabs are not and never were ethnic Philistines. There never was an “Arab Palestine.” It never existed as a polity....

Lebanese fleeing collapse at home seek security, salaries in UAE

Egypt Independent 26 Jul 2021
The United Arab Emirates has long been a destination for Lebanese businesses and professionals, propelled by instability in their tiny country ... The UAE is stepping up efforts to attract and retain skilled workers as competition for talent heats up in the Gulf Arab region where countries are moving to diversify economies away from oil revenues....

Seven talking points from the Venice 2021 line-up

Screen Daily 26 Jul 2021
Screen 2021 Arab Star Of Tomorrow ... It is a slightly better picture across other ethnicities, with seven directors of south Asian origin and six of Arabic or Middle Eastern origin; although even then, only two of those 13 are in Competition (Ana Lily Amirpour and Erik Matti). ....

Pop star Tamer Hosny is all charisma at Abu Dhabi Eid concert

The National 24 Jul 2021
Are we reaching peak Tamer Hosny?. The Egyptian star is making an impression across various fields ... View this post on Instagram ... But first, let’s talk fashion ... The Arab film industry is reviving amid the pandemic and Hosny says he has a front-row seat ... Tamer Hosny on inspiring Arab youth and the Emirati hit song he wishes he recorded. In pictures ... ....

The Philologist, the Iraqi Girl, and Me

Quillette 24 Jul 2021
And so it was that I sailed from Haifa with no regrets, and so it was that in May 1967, when the TV news relayed pictures of the mobs in Cairo waving death’s head banners and Arab armies mobilizing, I not only was afraid as I went about my business on the New York island, but ......

Holiday in Mosul? Enterprising Iraqis help intrepid tourists go the extra mile

The National 22 Jul 2021
Located in the heart of Baghdad on Al Rasheed Street, the shop was founded in 1900 and is beautifully decorated with hundreds of pictures of Iraqi politicians, singers, writers and Arab presidents, patrons going back to the Ottoman era when it was founded ... On the hunt for endangered animals in Iraq's marshes - in pictures....

Israelis are most concerned with internal Arab-Jewish conflict - study

The Jerusalem Post 21 Jul 2021
Over half of Israelis are more disturbed by the divide between Jews and Arabs than any other internal conflict, claims a recent study published on Sunday. . The Tel Aviv University Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) published its findings, which paint an ominous picture of the internal Arab-Israeli conflict. ....

Dubai makes it own fake rain with drones to tackle 50°C heatwave

Metro UK 21 Jul 2021
Drone technology is being used in the United Arab Emirates to create more rain (Picture ... The United Arab Emirates city has been undergoing a sweltering summer with temperatures regularly surpassing 50C ... The rain made driving difficult (Picture. UAE National Centre of Meteorology). The rain and strong winds cut visibility on roads (Picture ... ....

Israel Needs a Clear Policy on Palestinians and Israeli Arabs

The Algemeiner 21 Jul 2021
In 2021, most of the Israeli Arab public — some 1.9 million people — have come to view themselves as a part of Israeli society ... Alongside the integration process, there are deep frustrations and feelings of discrimination by Arab Israelis, along economic and social lines ... The eruption of violence in the Arab sector is inexcusable....

Activists: West Darfur Women Suffer Depression After Deadly Fighting

Beijing News 21 Jul 2021
The fighting that erupted in April left more than 200 people dead and a little more than 200 others wounded ... FILE - A picture taken Jan. 20, 2020, shows the area where violence erupted between Arab nomads and members of the non-Arab Massalit ethnic group in Al Geneina, the capital of West Darfur ... .......