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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Palestinian-Jordanian author Taghreed Najjar on the importance of Arabic books for children

The National 21 Nov 2019
I desperately wanted to write, but I wanted to write in Arabic ... In high school, the stories Najjar told her little brother were in Palestinian Arabic ... “That is, writing in classical Arabic ... She says she found that a growing number of publishers were offering fun Arabic picture books, but that fewer were bringing out books for adolescents....

Student slams Disney classics for being horrendously offensive and outdated

Metro UK 19 Nov 2019
The Little Mermaid was one of the songs that was described as being dodgy (Picture ... She described King Louie as a racist caricature (Picture ... Re-watching Lady and the Tramp was ‘painful and completely cringeworthy’ (Picture ... Dumbo – which was released in 1941 – came in for criticism (Picture....

Star Wars 9: Oscar Isaac almost dropped a huge spoiler about Rey in The Rise ...

The Independent 19 Nov 2019
Universal Pictures ... Warner Bros Pictures ... Ben Affleck's Best Picture-winning 2012 drama Argo was banned in Iran due to its negative portrayal of the country. Warner Bros Pictures ... Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures ... Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures ... Columbia Pictures ... Universal Pictures ... TriStar Pictures ... Universal Pictures ... Columbia Pictures....

Occupied Palestine: From BDS To ODS

Dissident Voice 19 Nov 2019
Jaffa, above, as depicted by Gutman, and, below, as the crowded Arab city that actually existed (Photo by Margaret Flowers). This false picture is depicted by the well-known Zionist artist Nahum Gutman. His famous painting of the major Arab city of Jaffa showed only sand dunes and a few buildings where hundreds of houses stood....

Iran spy agency leaks reveal ‘vast’ sway in protest-hit Iraq

The Siasat Daily 19 Nov 2019
Baghdad ... The New York Times and online publication The Intercept reported that the hundreds of documents from�Iran’s Ministry of�Intelligence�and Security painted a rich picture of the non-Arab country’s clout in fellow Shiite-majority neighbour Iraq ... “All of the Iraqi Army’s�intelligence�— consider it yours.” ... AFP....

Alleged abuses by British army in Iraq and Afghanistan highlights total failures in both wars

The Independent 18 Nov 2019
The gravity of the miscalculations in each case is not in doubt ... After the capture of Baghdad, the British army stayed in the south of Iraq, mostly in and around Basra, apparently under the impression that this would be quieter than the Sunni Arab provinces that had more strongly supported Saddam Hussein ... In pictures ... Show all 10 ... In pictures ... 1/10 ... PA ... ....

Yemen government delays return, officials blame separatists

Elko Daily Free Press 17 Nov 2019
Yemen's internationally recognized government signed a power-sharing deal with Yemeni separatists that are backed by the United Arab Emirates. A picture of Saudi Arabia's founder late King Abdul Aziz Al Saud hangs on wall ... A picture of Saudi Arabia's founder late King Abdul Aziz Al Saud hangs on wall....

A guide for using simultaneous interpretation at your event

Cascade Business News 15 Nov 2019
For example, picture a situation where a keynote speaker is giving a presentation in Arabic. Unfortunately, some of the attendees only speak Mandarin Chinese – and none of the interpreters speaks both Arabic and Mandarin....

Lebanese company wins Arab entrepreneurship competition

MENA FN 14 Nov 2019
(MENAFN - Brazil-Arab News Agency (ANBA)) From the Newsroom S?o Paulo ? Lebanese company DLOC Biosystems (pictured above) won the Arab Entrepreneurship Rally and was honored wit... ....

Canadian Prime Minister Faces Backlash After Photo Of Him In 'Offensive' Costume Resurfaces

Opposing Views 14 Nov 2019
A photo of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wearing “brownface”... The Prime Minister, who was 29-years-old during the time the picture was taken, is seen wearing a turban, Arab-styled robes, and the makeup in an Arabian Nights themed gala at Vancouver’s West Point Grey Academy back in 2001. Trudeau was teaching at the private school back then....

Global Grad Show kicks off with diverse student innovations

Arab News 12 Nov 2019
“The quantity is just a reflection of our aims for diversity, which I think is tremendously important because there is a tendency in design showcases to always end up showing material from the same schools and the same regions,” she told Arab News....

The Myth of a Progressive Palestine

The Algemeiner 11 Nov 2019
By 2011, when bin Laden was killed by US special forces, 34 percent of Palestinians still expressed “confidence” in him, and the Islamist terror group Hamas condemned the US for assassinating “an Arab holy warrior.” ... But once again, polls show a very different picture than the one presented by “one-state” proponents who want to see Israel gone....

London’s Theatre of the East tells stories of identity, the Quran and migration

The National 11 Nov 2019
In London’s Theatre of the East, a new exhibition that is held at the late writer’s house in central London, four artists explore different aspects of British-Arab culture ... The artists began working on the exhibition by having a ‘research day’ with three academics to explore the influence of Arab culture on British culture....