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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Five books to read by Sharjah Ruler Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi

The National 17 Jun 2021
The sixth Arabic edition of Sharjah Ruler Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi's popular memoir has been released. First published in 2009, My Early Life ... Along the way, he paints an evocative picture of a changing Arab world and recalls interactions with key figures from the region's political and cultural scene ... My Early Life ... 1. 'Taking the Reins....

Huge explosions rock Gaza as Israeli warplanes launch first airstrikes since ceasefire ended 11-days of ...

The Daily Mail 16 Jun 2021
Thousands of Israeli far-right nationalists chanted 'Death to Arabs' as they marched in a flag-waving procession through East Jerusalem, after Palestinians called for a 'Day of Rage' and condemned the event ... Israeli far-right nationalists were heard chanting 'Death to Arabs' during the march, while Palestinians slammed the event as a 'provocation'....

Former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert slams Ilhan Omar as 'ignorant' and 'unworthy' of Congress ...

The Daily Mail 16 Jun 2021
'I think it's vicious, and completely unacceptable ... 'She's ignorant, she is simplistic, she is shallow to be able to say that - and she is completely obsessed with her biases because of her religion, he need to identify with the Palestinians, the Arabs.'. Ehud Olmert, who served as prime minister of Israel from 2006-9, is pictured in February 2020 ... ....

UN envoy deeply regrets failure to mediate Yemen ceasefire

Middle East Online 16 Jun 2021
Martin Griffiths, who painted a bleak picture of the Arab world’s poorest country, said in his final briefing to the UN Security Council that Yemen is in the throes of the world’s worst humanitarian crisis ... “Yemen is a tale of missed and then lost opportunities,” he said ... “Unfortunately, as of now, none of these suggestions have been accepted.” ... ....

5 short films to look out for at the Durban International Film Festival

Independent online (SA) 15 Jun 2021
The Durban International Film Festival will shine the spotlight on a variety of short films ... Festival manager and curator Chipo Zhou said ... “Five Tiger” “Five Tiger”. Picture. Supplied ... Picture. Supplied ... Picture. Supplied. The Arabic story from Sudan is about women, both powerless and powerful, by director Suzannah Mirghani ... Picture. Supplied ... Picture ... ....

Biden to discuss Syria’s last aid crossing in meeting with Putin

The Arab Weekly 15 Jun 2021
Biden’s possible points of leverage with Putin, Yacoubian said, could include stressing the harm that a new round of civilian suffering in Syria could do to Russia’s image as it positions itself to oversee hoped-for Arab and other international aid to rebuild Syria. This combination of file pictures shows Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin....

UN envoy regrets failure to mediate a Yemen cease-fire

Beaumont Enterprise 15 Jun 2021
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The outgoing special envoy for Yemen expressed “deep regret” to the U.N ... But Martin Griffiths said he hoped that diplomatic efforts, especially by Oman, “will bear fruit" despite painting a bleak picture of the Arab world’s poorest country in his final briefing to the council....

Israel's judicial system has a stranglehold on politics - opinion

The Jerusalem Post 14 Jun 2021
She paints a picture in which all the changes she wishes to see in Israeli society are being blocked because a coalition of the Right with religious and ultra-Orthodox parties has converged around a desire to support the continuation of the occupation and of discrimination against Israel’s Arab citizens....

Actress Jameela Jamil champions Moroccan label in ‘Legendary’ finale

Arab News 13 Jun 2021
Jameela Jamil has a well-known penchant for Arab designers. The British-Pakistani-Indian actress and activist has been pictured donning looks from regional labels on plenty of occasions, including designs by Rami Kadi ......

Actress Jameela Jamil champions Moroccan label in 'Legendary' finale

Marietta Daily Journal 13 Jun 2021
... Jamil has a well-known penchant for Arab designers....

Singer releases Arabic song for Brazilian Valentine�s Day

MENA FN 12 Jun 2021
(MENAFN - Brazil-Arab News Agency (ANBA)) S�o Paulo � Lebanese singer Kaiss Ramah (pictured above), who lives in Brazil, releases on Friday (11) at 6 pm (BRT) a music video with a new song in ... ....

Iran field narrows as candidates quit on campaign's last day

Springfield News-Sun 12 Jun 2021
Associated Press writer Isabel DeBre in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, contributed to this report. In this picture made available by Young Journalists Club, YJC, presidential candidate for June 18, elections Alireza Zakani speaks with state-run TV journalists upon arrival for the second debate of the candidates, in Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, June 8, 2021....

These are the top 25 hottest new hotels in the world

Metro UK 11 Jun 2021
Stunning views of hot air balloons (Picture ... Picturesque destination (Picture ... Bungalows with a heated swimming pool (Picture ... Complete with rooftop pool and bar (Picture ... Originally designed in 1912 (Picture ... Hotel with a soul (Picture ... Classic with character (Picture ... Oriental zen (Picture ... Art is a main feature of this hotel (Picture....