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Arabs 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 Arabian Peninsula. In modern usage Arabic-speaking populations are a highly heterogeneous collection of peoples, with diverse ancestral origins and identities. The ties that bind the Arab people are common linguistic, cultural, and political traditions. 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. If the Arab panethnicity is regarded as a single population, then it constitutes one of the world's largest groups after Han Chinese and Indo-Aryan Indians.


The Arabian Peninsula itself was not entirely originally Arabic. Arabization occurred in some parts of the Arabian Peninsula. For example, the language shift to Arabic displaced the Indigenous South Semitic Old South Arabian languages of modern-day Yemen and southern Oman. These were the languages spoken in the civilizations of Sheba, Ubar, Magan, Dilmun, and Meluhha— whose origin is debated; Lionel Bender (1997) suggesting an origin in Ethiopia, while others suggest the southern portion of the Arabian peninsula. A recent (2009) study based on a Bayesian model to estimate language change concluded that the latter viewpoint is more probable.

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Daesh is similarly under pressure in Syria: Its so-called capital, Raqqa, is now under siege by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), made up largely of Kurdish militia, with some token Arab fighters as well, and backed by US special forces. As at Mosul ...
Suleiman al-Fayez, a researcher at the Sahabi Saudi Arabian Heritage, told Al Arabiya that there are many stories about the delays in Eid celebration between one area and another, because the only available means of communication was the telegraph.
Japan's Ambassador to Iraq, Fumio Iwai, has won the hearts of Iraqis in another video when he was seen sitting cross-legged on the floor and wishing his viewers a happy Eid in fluent Arabic, specifically in the country's vernacular. "With God's willing ...
While Lebanese-Saudi relations soured in early 2016 after the Minister of Foreign Affairs Jibran Bassil sided with Iran at League of Arab States and Organisation of Islamic Cooperation meetings - which condemned organised attacks on Saudi diplomatic ...
There is no more highly anticipated or hotly contest list produced by Arabian Business than the 100 Most Influential Arabs in the World. And here it is. ... As more Arab youth become entrepreneurs we expect their representation within the region to ...
Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) issued Qatar a sweeping list of ultimatums last week that included a demand to close a Turkish military base inside Qatar.
In an interview, he shared his experiences campaigning as an Arab-Latino and his plans to bring SpaceX to San Diego. Here are edited excerpts from an interview in Washington, where he was visiting to hold a fund-raiser.
But what does it all mean? The king's move suggests that the hierarchical structure in the house of Al-Saud, which has been in place for decades, is about to change once and for all.
For Mohamed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani knows very well that if Qatar submits to the 13 unprecedented - some might say outrageous - demands that Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt have made, it will cease to exist as a nation state ...
While Saudi Arabia and most other Muslim countries celebrated the holiday Sunday, Pakistanis will mark it on Monday. The tanker was driving from the southern port city of Karachi to Lahore, the Punjab provincial capital, when the driver lost control ...
Association for the Advancement of Civic Equity in Israel brought Israeli Jews into Arab cities and showed them the real daily life there.
The Arab countries cut ties with Qatar on June 5, accusing the gulf state of supporting terrorism and destabilizing the region.
Home · Saudi Arabia · Middle East · World · Business & economy · Business & Economy · Corporate News · sports · Lifestyle · Lifestyle · Art & culture · fashion · Offbeat · Travel .... Erdogan rejects Arab demands; Turkish troops stay in Qatar · 6606 ...
A message posted on the website of Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich said, "You will be held accountable Trump, you and all your people for every drop of blood flowing in Muslim countries.
... nations' cooperation will remain "continuous." Iran's president added that "pressure, threats and sanctions" are not solutions for resolving rifts.
The next Unesco chief should be an Arab and a woman, says Moushira Khattab, Egypt's candidate for the post of Director-General of the U.N.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday reportedly rejected a demand by Saudi Arabia and other major Arab states to withdraw Turkish troops from Qatar as a step toward ending the gulf crisis.
Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates have sent a 13-point list of demands apparently aimed at dismantling Qatar's two-decade-old interventionist foreign policy which has incensed them.
The war in Yemen, to which Saudi Arabia is itself a leading contributor as part of an Arab military coalition, has caused dire disruption to the country's infrastructure and healthcare system.
Home · Saudi Arabia · Middle East · World · Business & economy · Business & Economy · Corporate News · sports · Lifestyle · Lifestyle · Art & culture · fashion .... Arab and Islamic leaders condemn terror plot targeting Makkah's Grand mosque · 25 views ...
Thousands of Ethiopian nationals voluntarily returned to the country from Saudi Arabia taking advantage of an amnesty program between the two governments.
During the large influx of asylum-seekers, refugees and migrants to Europe in 2015, it became apparent that most people started their journey without a clear understanding of what lay ahead of them.
At the top of the list was Iraq, with $35.3 million worth of chocolate imports, followed by Saudi Arabia with $17.1 million and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with $14.7 million. Further down the list came Yemen with $6.5 million, Algeria with $5.6 ...
This month, Egypt's Parliament backed the deal, which gives Saudi Arabia control of the islands, Tiran and Sanafir. "President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has ratified the maritime demarcation agreement between the Arab Republic of Egypt and the Kingdom of ...
Saudi authorities announced Friday that they foiled a planned suicide attack in the Grand mosque in Mecca, Islam's holiest site.
And yet, despite the frustration and feeling of helplessness when it comes to dealing with violence in Arab society, writing about murders - and specifically the murder of Arab women - is a duty. Every article, every post on facebook, even if only ...
11 attacks (all but three of the hijackers were citizens of Saudi Arabia and its gulf Arab satellites), who sponsor the Taliban in Afghanistan, and fund and train armed extremists throughout the Muslim world, including ISIS.
Cows are revered by Hindus and slaughtering them as well as possession or consumption of beef is banned in most Indian states, with some imposing life sentences for breaking the law.
Google is going to stop reading your gmail in search of opportunities to sell ads. The change announced Friday, June 23, 2017 will end a practice that Google has embraced since the company introduced Gmail in 2004, even though it raised concerns among ...
The newly elevated crown prince of Saudi Arabia, who as defense minister has led the country's bombing and blockades of Yemen, showed his charitable side on Friday with a $66.7 million donation to fight the cholera outbreak in that country.
Hajj-7.jpg Mecca is the holiest site in the world for Muslims. Every year Muslims make the pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca and circle the shrine, known as the Kaaba, seven times and then touch it AP.
President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has ratified a controversial 2016 maritime demarcation agreement under which Egypt cedes sovereignty over two strategic Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia. The transfer of the uninhabited islands of Tiran and Sanafir to ...
And then there's Saudi Arabia, where McDonald's and Domino's just pledged their allegiance to the country's new crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman.
Early in June, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain abruptly severed diplomatic ties with Qatar and suspended all air, land, and sea travel to and from the country.
Eid Mubarak in Arabic means "blessed celebration" and is a common greeting for Eid al-Fitr. Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, and other Arab countries announced on Saturday that Sunday will be the first day of Eid al-Fitr 1438. Iran, Oman, Morocco, South Africa, ...
MIAMI (CBSMiami) - A South Florida man held in a Middle East prison for more than two months is finally free. Matthew Gonzalez was swarmed by reporters at Chicago's O'Hare Airport Friday.
A resident of Kotla Dhak village of Ludhiana district, Jaswinder had been working as a diesel mechanic in Saudi Arabia's Al-Kharj province since 2013 and is ...
New Delhi: Known for her prompt response on social media, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj asked the Indian envoy in Saudi Arabia to help Jacintha Mendonca, a nurse hailing from Karnataka who had reportedly been forced into slavery in the Arab ...
... Press TV has conducted an interview with a former US Senate foreign policy analyst, James Jatras, from Washington, and Naseer al-Omari, an author and political commentator from New York, to discuss a list of demands issued jointly by Saudi Arabia ...
The operations for Mosul and Raqqa are winding down for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Islamic Republic of Iran, while both continue to claim the other is escalating the situation.
Saudi Arabia announced Friday it would donate $66.5 million to UNICEF, the World Health Organization, and other partners to help alleviate the cholera outbreak ravaging Yemen, but the kingdom and its coalition have played a major role in transforming a ...
When Reem's California opened as a small Arab corner bakery in Fruitvale last month, proprietor Reem Assil envisioned her 14-person operation as more than just a restaurant.
NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Bernard Haykel, professor of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University, about the conditions laid out for Qatar by Saudi Arabia and other gulf neighbors for normalizing relations. KELLY MCEVERS, HOST: Saudi Arabia ...
Fast-food chains rarely wade into politics. And then there's Saudi Arabia, where McDonald's and Domino's just pledged their allegiance to the country's new ...
Beirut, Lebanon - Saudi Arabia and three other Arab countries that recently cut diplomatic ties with Qatar issued a harsh list of demands on Friday, insisting that the wealthy but tiny Persian gulf nation shut down the news network Al Jazeera, abandon ...
Pilgrims circle the Kaaba, the cubic building at the Grand mosque, during the minor pilgrimage, known as Umrah, during Laylat al-Qadr, Night of Decree, on the 27th day of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia ...
Saudi Arabia has been leading a coalition of Arab states against Iran-backed Houthi militants, who toppled toppled the internationally recognized leadership there.
There is no future for the Arabs, peoples and countries, without this sense of security and certainty, and without inter-Arab understanding, respect, recognition of sovereignties, and then coordination and collaboration. Inviting others from the region ...
Doha: Expatriates working for Qatar petroleum and other organizations said on Thursday their employers had canceled holidays and barred them from leaving ...
The thesis is: let's not foist Western-style secularism on the Islamic world (I absolutely agree), so let the Sunni Arabs in Syria have their own part of the land to have the government they want ruling over them. What they want is a sharia law-based ...


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