Arabic

Arabic (/ˈærəbɪk/;Arabic: العَرَبِية, al-ʻarabiyyah [alʕaraˈbijja] or Arabic: عربي ,عربى ʻarabī [ˈʕarabiː]) is the Classical Arabic language of the 6th century and its modern descendants excluding Maltese. Arabic is spoken in a wide arc stretching across Western Asia, North Africa, and the Horn of Africa. Arabic belongs to the Afroasiatic family.

The literary language, called Modern Standard Arabic or Literary Arabic, is the only official form of Arabic. It is used in most written documents as well as in formal spoken occasions, such as lectures and news broadcasts.

Arabic is a Central Semitic language, closely related to Aramaic, Hebrew, Ugaritic and Phoenician. Standard Arabic is distinct from and more conservative than all of the spoken varieties, and the two exist in a state known as diglossia, used side-by-side for different societal functions.

Some of the spoken varieties are mutually unintelligible, both written and orally, and the varieties as a whole constitute a sociolinguistic language. This means that on purely linguistic grounds they would likely be considered to constitute more than one language, but are commonly grouped together as a single language for political or religious reasons (see below). If considered multiple languages, it is unclear how many languages there would be, as the spoken varieties form a dialect chain with no clear boundaries. If Arabic is considered a single language, it is perhaps spoken by as many as 422 million speakers (native and non-native) in the Arab world, making it one of the six most-spoken languages in the world. If considered separate languages, the most-spoken variety would most likely be Egyptian Arabic with 89 million native speakers—still greater than any other Afroasiatic language. Arabic also is a liturgical language of 1.6 billion Muslims. It is one of six official languages of the United Nations.

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Lebanese choreographer Nadim Cherfan on Mayyas, Britain’s Got Talent, and dancing for Beyoncé

Arab News 17 Sep 2019
“(Back then) I knew exactly what I wanted to be,” he tells Arab News ... Mayyas performed a spectacular dance at the second audition of Arab's Got Talent ... Mayyas is an all-female group that became Lebanon’s very first champions of Arab’s Got Talent (AGT) ... Mayyas performed wearing Indian costumes during the third Arab's Got Talent....
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Union Leader 17 Sep 2019
Hong Kong reopens after weekend of clashes, protests ... Letter. North Korea leader Kim invited Trump to Pyongyang ... Iran’s Revolutionary Guards have seized a vessel in the Gulf for allegedly smuggling 250,000 liters of diesel fuel to the United Arab Emirates, Iran’s semi-official Students News agency ISNA reported on Monday ... .......
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Israeli jailed for 18 months for incitement to kill Arabs

Middle East Monitor 16 Sep 2019
Shlomi Avraham, 42, from Arad, was convicted “for publishing inflammatory content against Arabs” in the summer of 2014, in the context of the killings of three settler students in the occupied West Bank and ......
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Islamic spokesman awarded €7,500 by Labour Court after unfair dismissal

The Irish Times 16 Sep 2019
... role as a part-time lecturer in Arabic ... The university claimed the lecturer’s classes were not a core element of any degree course and there was “insufficient student interest” in taking up his optional Arabic classes in the 2018/19 academic year to make his teaching hours viable....
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Iran seizes vessel in Gulf for allegedly smuggling diesel fuel: ISNA

Yahoo Daily News 16 Sep 2019
DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's Revolutionary Guards have seized a vessel in the Gulf for allegedly smuggling 250,000 litres of diesel fuel to the United Arab Emirates, Iran's semi-official Students News agency ISNA reported on Monday ... countries and by sea to Gulf Arab states....
photo: AP / Vahid Salemi
In this July 2, 2012 file photo, an Iranian Revolutionary Guard speedboat moves in the Persian Gulf near an oil tanker. On Monday, April 8, 2019
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Iran Seizes Vessel in Gulf for Allegedly Smuggling Diesel Fuel

Hamodia 16 Sep 2019
Iran‘s Revolutionary Guards have seized a vessel in the Gulf for allegedly smuggling 250,000 liters (66,043 gallons) of diesel fuel to the United Arab Emirates, Iran‘s semi-official Students News agency ISNA reported on Monday ... countries and by sea to Gulf Arab states....
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UPDATE 1-Iran seizes vessel in Gulf for allegedly smuggling diesel fuel - ISNA

Yahoo Daily News 16 Sep 2019
DUBAI, Sept 16 (Reuters) - Iran's Revolutionary Guards have seized a vessel in the Gulf for allegedly smuggling 250,000 litres of diesel fuel to the United Arab Emirates, Iran's semi-official Students News agency ISNA reported on Monday ... countries and by sea to Gulf Arab states....
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Reading contest for students at Emirates Airline Festival of Literature in Dubai

Gulf News 15 Sep 2019
The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature has announced the return of the Chevron Readers’ Cup for students ... The competition is open to full-time students in the GCC (UAE, Oman, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait) and is held in Arabic and English, said a press release ... Almost 3,000 students entered the Readers’ Cup in 2019....
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ACLU: Some school enrollment practices could pose barriers for Nebraska students

The Columbus Telegram 15 Sep 2019
Enrollment practices at some school districts could create barriers for refugees, immigrants and students who are homeless or in foster care, a study by the ACLU of Nebraska found ... For instance, an Arabic-speaking student from Sudan would need a different liaison than one from Iraq, Hix said....
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Habib Al Sayegh’s search for literary excellence

Gulf News 14 Sep 2019
I first met Al Sayegh in 1978 when he was deputy editor at Al Ittihad [Arabic language newspaper], where I used to write a weekly opinion column ... It catapulted Gulf and Arab media into the modern era. Arab Times became a favourite with university students and ordinary people, who found the commentaries reflecting their concerns and aspirations....
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ACLU: Some school enrollment practices could pose barriers for students

Lincoln Journal Star 14 Sep 2019
Enrollment practices at some school districts could create barriers for refugees, immigrants and students who are homeless or in foster care, a study by the ACLU of Nebraska found ... For instance, an Arabic-speaking student from Sudan would need a different liaison than one from Iraq, Hix said....
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SC resets private schools fees to Jan 2017 rates; subjects increases to regulatory approval

Dawn 14 Sep 2019
Meanwhile, Justice Faisal Arab in the additional note observed that the parents of students coming from the entire range of middle class families had approached the apex courts, not to challenge the tuition fee which the schools charged at the time of taking admissions but what ......
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SC nullifies increase in fees of private schools since 2017

The News International 14 Sep 2019
Justice Arab stated that the parents of students coming from the whole range of middle class families approached the courts, not because they wanted to challenge the tuition fee which the schools charged at the time of taking admissions but what agitated them was the periodical ......
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