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Know how Western languages were inspired by Arabic

Wednesday, 19 December 2018

As the world marks Arabic Language Day, it is only fair to pay tribute to this rich dialect that has ......

Saladin and Syrian actor Abbas al-Noury’s criticism

Monday, 03 December 2018

Saudi journalist Mashari Althaydi presents Al Arabiya News Channel’s “views on the news” daily show “Maraya.” He has previously held the position of a managing senior editor for Saudi Arabia & Gulf region at pan-Arab newspaper Asharq al-Awsat. Althaydi has published several papers on political Islam and social history of Saudi Arabia. He appears as a guest on several radio and television programs to discuss the ideologies of extremist groups and terrorists. He tweets under @MAlthaydy

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Forts of Oman: Ancient citadels that remind of the country’s magnificent history

Friday, 30 November 2018

Every country has its historic and tourist landmarks. For Oman, it is the forts. The Sultanate of ......

Saddam documents on eBay: Gun of gold to Mubarak, Cressida cars to Egypt

Friday, 30 November 2018

E-commerce platform eBay has put on sale several handwritten documents by Iraq’s former ......

In Iraq, an ancient board game is making a comeback

Tuesday, 27 November 2018

After rolling pyramid-shaped dice, Iraqi Kurdish artisan Hoshmand Muwafaq shifted his pebble around ......

How Napoleon Bonaparte revived celebrating the birth of the Prophet

Wednesday, 21 November 2018

After defeating the Fatimid Caliphate in Egypt, Saladin abolished all the ceremonies and ......

QUIZ: Test your news knowledge on trials, planets and more

Saturday, 27 October 2018

These topics range from historical trials, wildfires and floods to planets. Can you ace this quiz? ......

How did the Athenians accidentally kill their greatest legislator?

Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Legislator Draco is considered one of the most influential figures in Athena’s history as he ......

A reminder to those delusional about Saudi Arabia

Monday, 22 October 2018

Saudi journalist Mashari Althaydi presents Al Arabiya News Channel’s “views on the news” daily show “Maraya.” He has previously held the position of a managing senior editor for Saudi Arabia & Gulf region at pan-Arab newspaper Asharq al-Awsat. Althaydi has published several papers on political Islam and social history of Saudi Arabia. He appears as a guest on several radio and television programs to discuss the ideologies of extremist groups and terrorists. He tweets under @MAlthaydy

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The case for re-balancing, not re-writing, world history narrative

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

“History will be kind to me for I intend to write it,” Winston Churchill once said. As a ......

Can humans develop without imagination?

Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Turki Aldakhil is the former General Manager of Al Arabiya News Channel. He began his career as a print journalist, covering politics and culture for the Saudi newspapers Okaz, Al-Riyadh and Al-Watan. He then moved to pan-Arab daily Al-Hayat and pan-Arab news magazine Al-Majalla. Turki later became a radio correspondent for the French-owned pan-Arab Radio Monte Carlo and MBC FM. He proceeded to Elaph, an online news magazine and Alarabiya.net, the news channel’s online platform. Over a ten-year period, Dakhil’s weekly Al Arabiya talk show “Edaat” (Spotlights) provided an opportunity for proponents of Arab and Islamic social reform to make their case to a mass audience. Turki also owns Al Mesbar Studies and Research Centre and Madarek Publishing House in Dubai. He has received several awards and honors, including the America Abroad Media annual award for his role in supporting civil society, human rights and advancing women’s roles in Gulf societies. He tweets @TurkiAldakhil.

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Who was Hussein Dey, the Ottoman who ‘enabled’ France to annex Algeria?

Wednesday, 05 September 2018

Recently, the controversy in Algeria regarding the final days of the Ottoman rule of Algeria – ......

Who were the Morisco and their link behind Arabic manuscript of the Virgin Mary?

Wednesday, 05 September 2018

In 1588, during the building of the Cathedral of the city of Granada – which still stands to ......

Retracing Arab footsteps: World’s largest ancient water well

Wednesday, 29 August 2018

Revealer: Sitting at the edge of the Nafud Desert, the city of Tayma benefits from an abundance of ......

Retracing Arab footsteps: Saudi Arabia’s protected Aja Mountains

Tuesday, 28 August 2018

Revealer: Jabal Aja Protected Area is a protected area in northern Saudi Arabia. It consists of a ......

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