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Jurji Zaidan: Renaissance Man for All Seasons

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.02.2014 | Books
Magda Abu-Fadil

He felt classical Arabic should be the object of modernization, not spoken colloquial Arabic in all its permutations, and was instrumental in the establishment of "Al Majma' Al Loghawi" (The Arabic Language Academy) to attain that goal.

Real-time Reporting Gets New Backend With BBG's Relay

Tom Grasty | Posted 02.11.2014 | Media
Tom Grasty

Real-time news reporting is an exciting proposition. It's also a process fraught with problems, both for the journalist and the reader.

Goddess Saraswati Statue With Barack Obama Symbolizes Relationship Between Indonesia and the U.S.

Mike Ghouse | Posted 08.19.2013 | Religion
Mike Ghouse

The Indonesian Embassy in Washington D.C. has expressed her relationship with the United States in the most unique way -- by building a statue of Saraswati, the iconic representation of education in Hindu tradition on their grounds.

Pakistan Army: Earn Your Keep

Wajid Ali Syed | Posted 07.09.2011 | World
Wajid Ali Syed

The world's most wanted terrorist was a block away from the army garrison. This incident is not the first time the Pakistan Army has made claims that strained credulity.

Census Bureau Survey Draws Attention to Need for More Proactive Multicultural Approach

Louis Provenzano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Louis Provenzano

The release this past week of the Census Bureau's American Community Survey (ACS) makes it clear that America's ethnic makeup is changing much quicker...

The Sufi Dargah: A Sacred Space in India For All Faiths (PHOTOS)

Smitha Khorana | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Smitha Khorana

We have to create new mythologies that give us a sense of hope and understanding.

Meet the Amazing Aroon Shivdasani of NYC's Indo-American Arts Council

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jim Luce

Indo-American Arts Council founder and executive director Aroon Shivdasani has lived all over the world but has called New York home for about half he...

Asif Ali Zardari, Pakistan President, Screams 'Shut Up' And Has It Scrubbed From 'Net

The World Newser | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

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Obama Digs Urdu Poetry

Politico | Abby Phillip | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

If you want to make high-brow small talk at one of President Barack Obama's cocktail parties, don't bother brushing up your Shakespeare. Try reading U...

TED Announces the Open Translation Project -- Bringing Subtitles in 40+ Languages to TED.com

TEDTalks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
TEDTalks

The TED Open Translation Project brings TEDTalks beyond the English-speaking world, by offering subtitles, time-coded transcripts, and the ability for volunteers to translate any talk into any language.

The Battle For Pakistan's Soul

Farrukh Rehan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Farrukh Rehan

Is Pakistan serious about this fight this time, or will it cut a deal with the militants, as it has done in the past with disastrous consequences?

Don't Forget Your Mother, Barack

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

A native Kansan who learned several languages, including Russian, Urdu, Spanish, Javanese and Bahasa Indonesia, Barack Obama's mother existed outside of the box of traditionalism.