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Arabic Language

Media Education and the Arab Identity

Philip Seib | Posted 04.23.2014 | Media
Philip Seib

Development of Arab media education has been slowed by ill-conceived efforts to mirror Western -- especially American -- curricula. This problem is rooted in a failure to recognize that the heart of a media curriculum is not technique but culture.

Arabic in Arabia

Sriya Chakravarti | Posted 11.07.2013 | World
Sriya Chakravarti

Being fluent in Hindi, and having a basic understanding of Urdu, and Sanskrit, I have been able to bridge the gap quickly and efficiently. However, I do worry sometimes, if I will forget or get confused with all the languages I have now stored in my brain.

A War Against A Name: Al Qaeda

www.newyorker.com | Posted 02.25.2013 | World

In the summer of 1988, in the University Town neighborhood of Peshawar, Pakistan, Osama bin Laden founded Al Qaeda, which means “the Base,” in Ara...

Synagogue Scrawled With Arabic Graffiti

AP | IAN DEITCH | Posted 08.22.2012 | World

JERUSALEM — An Israeli airstrike killed a Gaza militant Friday as he was preparing to launch rockets, Israel's military said, the latest casualt...

Lost Letters

Daliah Merzaban | Posted 06.12.2012 | Home
Daliah Merzaban

I recently opened an email account for my mom and taught her how to compose messages to my sisters and I so we could stay in touch while she is traveling. The passion with which she wrote shocked me.

Top 10 Ways to Take Our Country Back From Foreign Words!

Katie Halper | Posted 09.21.2011 | Comedy
Katie Halper

In solidarity with our brothers and sisters in Arizona who are fighting to keep our language free of foreign influence, I have singled out 10 words of Arabic origin and offered good old fashioned American language names for them.

Amazing One-Man Acapella Performance Goes Viral

Posted 07.22.2011 | World

An Arabic singer's one-man a capella harmonies have gone viral in Egypt, Jordan and Saudi Arabia. In his latest video, Alaa Wardi's covers "Fi Hag...

Gaddafi? Kadhafi? Arabic Names Spell Trouble For Banks

wsj.com | By DEBORAH BALL And CASSELL BRYAN-LOW | Posted 06.19.2011 | World

International banks, acting on government orders to freeze assets from Libya, Egypt and Tunisia, are scouring hundreds of millions of client files for...

US Muslims Debate Choice Of Arabic, English In Sermons

AP | RACHEL ZOLL | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Sana Rahim was born in the cowboy country of southeastern Wyoming, to Pakistani parents who had emigrated so her father could earn a doctorate. She s...

Akbar Zib, Pakistani Diplomat, Rejected In Saudi Arabia Because Name Means 'Biggest D**k' In Arabic

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

According to reports, a well respected, high ranking Pakistani official has been rejected as ambassador to Saudi Arabia because his name, Akbar Zib, t...