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Arabic: Afro-Asiatic 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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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

Videos for Arabic


Having fled bombing, Syrian children learn to read in borderland tent schools [Video]Having fled bombing, Syrian children learn to read in borderland tent schools

With about two million children out of class across the country, meet the teachers and students going to school in Syrian refugee camps. Emer McCarthy reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:52Published

Banks in Lebanon are vandalised as economy freefalls [Video]Banks in Lebanon are vandalised as economy freefalls

UN official blames politicians for "dangerous chaos" in Lebanon as Beirut banks are vandalised. Adam Reed reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:32Published

Thousands of Syrians opt to learn Russian at school [Video]Thousands of Syrians opt to learn Russian at school

Increasing numbers of Syrian students are learning Russian as a foreign language in public schools, a move that reflects the extent to which Syrian-Russian relations have grown since the war started in..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:18Published

’Palace of the Nation’: Qasr Al Watan attracts visitors to Abu Dhabi [Video]’Palace of the Nation’: Qasr Al Watan attracts visitors to Abu Dhabi

One of the UAE’s latest cultural landmarks, Qasr Al Watan, is a place that translates from Arabic to mean, the ‘Palace of the Nation’.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 12:00Published

Top Iraq cleric fears worse bloodshed is ahead for U.S.-Iran conflict [Video]Top Iraq cleric fears worse bloodshed is ahead for U.S.-Iran conflict

Iraq's top Shi'ite Muslim cleric on Friday condemned mutual U.S. and Iranian attacks on Iraqi soil and warned of deteriorating security in the country and wider region as a result of Washington's..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:19Published

Over 230,000 people flee Idlib during Russian-backed offensive - UN [Video]Over 230,000 people flee Idlib during Russian-backed offensive - UN

The United Nations said 235,000 civilians had fled their homes in rebel-held northwestern Syria during a Russian-backed campaign of air strikes and shelling this month. Yahaira Jacquez reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:53Published

'Ring of Fire' eclipse enthralls skywatchers in Middle East, Asia [Video]'Ring of Fire' eclipse enthralls skywatchers in Middle East, Asia

A rare annular eclipse drew crowds astronomers, tourists, and devotees to witness the solar phenomenon across a broad swath of the globe. Zachary Goelman reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:06Published

Dozens injured in Beirut protests [Video]Dozens injured in Beirut protests

Tear gas engulfed central Beirut as security forces chased protesters near Lebanon's parliament on Sunday in a second night of street clashes that wounded dozens of people.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:40Published

Algeria declares former PM winner of presidential election [Video]Algeria declares former PM winner of presidential election

Former Prime Minister Abdelmadjid Tebboune was announced as Algeria's new president on Friday, after a vote the authorities hope will end months of turmoil and protests. Emer McCarthy reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:16Published

Pope gifts relic of Jesus' manger to Bethlehem [Video]Pope gifts relic of Jesus' manger to Bethlehem

A fragment of wood reputed to be from the manger where Jesus was laid after his humble birth arrived in Bethlehem on Saturday as a gift from the Pope, kicking off Christmas celebrations. Conway G...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:13Published

Death toll rises in Iraq bloodshed, mourners bury dead [Video]Death toll rises in Iraq bloodshed, mourners bury dead

Iraq's death toll surpassed 400 on Friday, as mourners held funerals to bury their dead after weeks of anti-government protests. Lauren Anthony reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:48Published

Dozens of anti-government protesters killed across Iraq [Video]Dozens of anti-government protesters killed across Iraq

Iraqi security forces shot dead at least 45 protesters on Thursday after demonstrators stormed and torched an Iranian consulate overnight, in what could mark a turning point in the uprising against the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:48Published

Iraqi forces kill several protesters after Iranian consulate torched [Video]Iraqi forces kill several protesters after Iranian consulate torched

Iraqi security forces shot dead 16 protesters in the southern city of Nassiriya on Thursday, medical sources said, and authorities imposed a curfew in Najaf after demonstrators burned its Iranian..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:47Published

 

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

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