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Karnataka: 13 more Sri Rama Sene activists held for raid at school over 'forced' Urdu, Arabic classes

Thirteen more Sri Rama Sene activists were on Tuesday arrested in connection with the 'raid' on a school here over alleged forcible teaching of Urdu and Arabic languages, taking the total of arrests in the case to 16, police said.

Muslim man removed from flight after attendant announced, 'Mohamed Ahmed, I will be watching you'

Muslim man removed from flight after attendant announced, 'Mohamed Ahmed, I will be watching you'

In a case of alleged discrimination in the US, a 40-year-old Muslim man was removed from a plane after a flight attendant publicly announced his name, seat number and said she would be watching him.

Islamic State releases video of Paris attackers

Islamic State releases video of Paris attackers

The Islamic State group released a video Sunday purporting to show nine jihadists involved in the November Paris attacks that killed 130 people, in which they threaten coalition countries including Britain.

A homework on Islam draws ire in Virginia county; schools shut

A homework on Islam draws ire in Virginia county; schools shut

A Riverheads High School teacher had asked students to complete an assignment that included practicing calligraphy and writing a Muslim statement of faith.

Arabic graffiti found on Easyjet, Vueling planes in France

Three of the jets had been defaced at Lyon airport in eastern France with two others sprayed at the Paris hub of Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle.

Israeli MPs vote to make Arabic compulsory in schools

Israeli MPs voted on Wednesday to make Arabic classes compulsory for students from the age of six.

German tabloids print Arabic refugee welcome guides

 German newspapers Bild and BZ published Wednesday a pull-out guide in Arabic for refugees in the capital city, headlining it "Welcome to Berlin".

French Islamic group on trial after Jewish "target" list found

Fourteen members of a banned Islamic group went on trial in Paris on Monday facing terrorism charges after a list of Jewish stores marked "targets" was allegedly found in files belonging to its leader.

Bangladesh uses `sacred Arabic` to stop peeing in public

 For years authorities in Bangladesh have battled to stop men urinating in public, with signs in the local Bengali language failing to halt the seemingly endless number of offenders.

US-led coalition hits IS jihadists with 31 air strikes

The US-led coalition pounded the Islamic State jihadist group with 31 air strikes on Friday, including more than a dozen in the flashpoint Syrian town of Kobane, the Pentagon said.

Amnesty International launches app for activists in danger

Amnesty International has launched a new open source app called `Panic Button` to help activists facing imminent danger.

First Arabic etymological dictionary to go online

Are the terms alcohol and kohl related? If we trace their origins, the word alcohol is derived from the Arabic `al-kuhl`.

Militant Islamist video threatens Winter Olympics

Two men said by Islamist militants to have carried out suicide attacks in south Russia appeared in a video donning explosive belts and warning Vladimir Putin to expect a "present" at the Sochi Winter Olympics from fighters following after them.

Robert De Niro learned Arabic for American Hustle

Director David O. Russell has revealed that Robert De Niro had learned to speak Arabic for his role in ` American Hustle`.

Pope`s Twitter account attracts 10 million followers

Pope Francis welcomed news on Sunday that his Twitter account @pontifex had attracted more than 10 million followers.

Varsity pulls out poem by alleged al Qaeda operative from syllabus

Calicut University in Kerala has pulled out from its syllabus poem penned by Arabic poet and ex-Guantanamo detainee Ibrahim al-Rubaish following media reports of his links with terror outfit al-Qaeda.

Madarsa chief assaults boy for not learning Arabic

A head of a Madarsa allegedly assaulted an 11-year old boy for refusing to learn Arabic at Belur in Chikamagalur district, police said on Tuesday.

Shakira wants to sing pop songs in Arabic

Shakira recently revealed in Morocco that she is interested in recording an album in Arabic.

Arabic 2nd most common Australian tongue

About one in eight multilingual children use Arabic language in the home.

Arabic bloggers to compete for best blogging award

Arabic language blogs have invaded the internet over the last few years.