French officials warned over encouraging ‘franglais’ spread

Friday, 22 November 2019

A centuries-old institution regarded as the guardian of the French language has warned state ......

Value of soft power in foreign policy

Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Sabena Siddiqui is a foreign affairs journalist and geopolitical analyst with special focus on the Belt and Road Initiative, CPEC and South Asia. She tweets @sabena_siddiqi.


Amid loss and longing, love for language connects us all

Tuesday, 04 December 2018

Magic unfolds when literati gather on stage. Each make their presence felt in their own unique ......

Arwi, the Arabic-influenced dialect of Tamil, struggles for survival in India

Friday, 07 September 2018

Apart from harboring 780 languages, India is also home to a large number of scripts which have been ......

WATCH: Macron hilarious faux pas lauding Australian PM’s wife as ‘delicious’

Thursday, 03 May 2018

French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday laughed off the global sniggers he prompted after ......

Napoleon’s bad French to Trump’s candid talk: Paradigm shift in communication?

Monday, 30 April 2018

Dr. Adil Rasheed is Research Fellow at the Institute for Defence and Strategic Analyses (IDSA) based in New Delhi since August 2016. For over 20 years, he has been a journalist, researcher, political commentator for various international think tanks and media organizations, both in the United Arab Emirates and India. He was Senior Research Fellow at the United Services Institution of India (USI) for two years from 2014 to 2016, where he still holds the honorary title of Distinguished Fellow. He has also worked at the Abu Dhabi-based think tank The Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research (ECSSR) for eight years (2006-14).


Arabic among top five ‘languages for the future’ in post-Brexit UK

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Arabic, Spanish, Mandarin, French and German are the languages the UK will need most once the UK ......

Iran’s ethnolinguistic minorities continue to face forced assimilation

Monday, 06 November 2017

“Inclusive and quality education for all” is one of the goals of UN Education 2030 ......

As languages vanish, can cultures be far behind?

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Ehtesham Shahid is Managing Editor at Al Arabiya English. For close to two decades he has worked as editor, correspondent, and business writer for leading publications, news wires and research organizations in India and the Gulf region. He loves to occasionally dabble with teaching and is collecting material for a book on unique tales of rural conflict and transformation from around the world. His twitter handle is @e2sham and he can be reached at Ehtesham.Shahid@alarabiya.net.


Linguistic variations in describing acts of terror

Thursday, 29 June 2017

Dr. Halla Diyab is an award winning screen-writer, producer, broadcaster, a published author and an activist. She has a Ph.D. in English and American Studies from the University of Leicester. She carried out research in New Orleans, USA while working on her thesis “The Examination of Marginality and Minorities in the Drama and Film of Tennessee Wil-liams”. She holds an MA in Gender and Women Studies from the University of Warwick. She has written a number of scripts for TV dramas countering religious extremism and international terrorism resulting in her being awarded Best Syrian Drama Script Award 2010 and the Artists Achievement Award 2011. She is a regular commentator in the Brit-ish and international media and has recently appeared on Channel 4 News, BBC Newsnight, BBC This Week, CNN, Sky News, Channel 5 News, ITV Central, Al Jazeera English, and BBC Radio 4, to name a few. She is a public speaker who spoke at the House of Commons, the Spectator Debate, Uniting for Peace and London’s Frontline Club. She has worked in Libya, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and Syria and is an expert on the Middle East and Islamic culture. As a highly successful drama writer, she has been dubbed ‘one of the most influential women in Syria’ in 2011. She also produces documentary films for UK and international channels. She is also the Founder & Director of Liberty Media Productions which focuses on cross-cultural issues between Britain and the Middle East. She can be found on Twitter: @drhalladiyab


Learning Arabic language key to highly-paid jobs in Britain

Thursday, 29 September 2016

Learning the Arabic language can open up highly-paid job opportunities in Britain - according to ......

This is how people perceive you according to your accent

Friday, 17 June 2016

You are listening to the radio or the phone rings, and all you can hear is a voice. You can deduce: ......

Are young Arabs snubbing the Arabic language?

Friday, 16 October 2015

The current state of the Arabic language has been the concern of many talk shows and discussions ......

Tech Tips: Stuff you didn't know you could do on Facebook

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Did you know you can add a pronunciation guide to your name on Facebook? Overlay colorful text on ......

Just don’t do it: ISIS bans Nike sports brand

Saturday, 25 April 2015

After outlawing cigarettes, alcohol, musical instruments, skinny jeans, and even pigeon-breeding, ......