After more than a hundred years, Nada Fayad remembers how her Lebanese grandfather survived the Titanic.
The ongoing diplomatic and political crisis between Qatar and the UAE, which began in June 2017, overshadowed the UAE-hosted Asian Cup 2019.
Colonialism was able to spread not only through military power but also the creation and dissemination of biased images of the colonized. French colonial photography in Morocco worked along with military power to subdue the nation and legitimize French power.
Washington’s recent announcement that ISIS was defeated in Syria and that it would immediately withdraw thousands of U.S. troops stunned the world and raised concerns about the resurgence of ISIS. To understand how the terrorist organization could be reborn in the future, it is necessary to understand its founder and how it was created.
At the turn of the century, UNESCO designated February 21 as International Mother Language Day. In addition to celebrating the incredible linguistic diversity in communities around the world communities, this day also reminds us of the need to preserve indigenous languages.
Seeking Russian support and vowing to “terminate turmoil and division in Libya,” Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the son of former dictator Muammar Gaddafi, plans to run in the presidential elections expected to be held in 2019. What does this say about the Libyan Revolution eight years after it resulted in the ousting of the elder Gaddafi and the popular yearning for freedom from dictatorship?
For many centuries, the city of Petra prospered under the rule of Arab nomads, until it was conquered by the Roman empire in the fourth century. After the fall of the ancient city, it remained unknown to the West until a Swiss explorer discovered and shared it with the world once more in the 19th century.
Tunisia has consistently pushed to adopt progressive legal and institutional frameworks to expand renewable energy usage and energy efficiency programs. The North African nation must develop a clear plan to further reduce its dependence on oil and gas to stay on track to generate its targeted amount of renewable electricity.
Although Christianity is a complex religion divided into many different sects, the celebration of the birth of Jesus is a shared tradition among most, regardless of their differences. As a minority religion in the Middle East and North Africa, Christians not only celebrate Christmas as a religious holiday but also take it as an opportunity to open their doors to their Muslim and Jewish neighbors.
With an estimated 422 million speakers globally, making it the fifth most widely spoken language in the world, and a designation as one of the six official languages of the United Nations, the Arabic language is celebrated today on Arabic Language Day for its richness and cultural diversity.