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.

Accused Fort Hood shooter banned from praying in Arabic

Army psychiatrist Nidal Hasan, who is charged in a deadly shooting spree at Fort Hood, Texas, has been prohibited from praying in Arabic, his lawyer
has said.

Skype launches Arabic website

Skype has announced the launch of its
website in Arabic making it easier for the hundreds of
millions of Arabic speakers to connect with their loved ones
anywhere in the world.