Arabs (/ˈærəbz/; Arabic: عرب, ‘arab) are a major panethnic group whose native language is Arabic, comprising the majority of the Arab world. They primarily inhabit Western Asia, North Africa, and parts of the Horn of Africa. Before the spread of Islam, Arab referred to any of the largely nomadic Semitic tribes inhabiting the northern and central Arabian Peninsula. In modern usage Arab refers to a heterogeneous collection of Arabic-speaking peoples in the Middle East and North Africa. The ties that bind Arabs are linguistic, cultural, and political, and to a lesser extent genetic, with Arabized Arabs displaying genetic admixture from the Arabian peninsula as well as indigenous elements. As such, Arab identity is based on one or more of genealogical, linguistic or cultural grounds, although with competing identities often taking a more prominent role, based on considerations including regional, national, clan, kin, sect, and tribe affiliations and relationships. Not all people who could be considered Arab identify as such. If the Arab panethnicity is regarded as a single population, then it constitutes the world's second largest group of people after the Han Chinese.

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UAE Central Bank and AMF to include dirham as settlement currency in "buna" platform

The National 06 Aug 2020
The Central Bank of the UAE signed an agreement with the Arab Monetary Fund to include the UAE dirham as a settlement currency in the Arab regional payments clearing and settlement system called “Buna... The new system will promote trade and investment between Arab countries....

Amarin Reports Second Quarter 2020 Financial Results and Provides Update on Operations

Tyler Morning Telegraph 04 Aug 2020
Continued to support review of VASCEPA by the European Medicines Agency in anticipation of expected approval of VASCEPA for commercial sale in Europe in early 2021 while advancing commercial plans for VASCEPA reimbursement and related commercial launch in Europe. -- Decision made on commercialization in Europe....

UAE launches operation of Arab world's first nuclear power plant: Prime Minister

Live Mint 02 Aug 2020
Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum announced on Saturday the successful launch of the Barakah Nuclear Power Plant, the first commercial nuclear power ......

UAE’s nuclear energy success is symbolic for region - analysis

The Jerusalem Post 02 Aug 2020
It is now producing nuclear energy and the Abu-Dhabi based plant is will be hooked up to commercial operations later this year, reports indicate. This is an important achievement for the UAE, the Gulf and the Arab world in general.  ... Critics may see these as vanity projects, a number of “Arab firsts” designed to show off....

UAE Starts Operation of Arab World's First Nuclear Power Reactor

Canada Dot Com 01 Aug 2020
(Bloomberg) — The United Arab Emirates switched on the Arab world’s first commercial nuclear power plant after loading fuel and conducting comprehensive tests, the prime minister said ... Other Arab countries including Saudi Arabia and Egypt are also moving toward adopting nuclear power despite questions about cost and safety....

UAE Launches Operation of Arab World's First Nuclear Power Plant

Sputnik 01 Aug 2020
DUBAI (Sputnik) - Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum announced on Saturday the successful launch of the Barakah NPP, the first commercial nuclear power station in the Arab world ... ....
photo: Creative Commons / Wikiemirati
File - Barakah nuclear power plant under construction in 2017.  Barakah is the United Arab Emirates's first nuclear power station and the first commercial nuclear power station in the Arab World. The plant is located on Abu Dhabi's Gulf coast just east of Qatar.

Barakah: UAE starts up Arab world's first nuclear plant

BBC News 01 Aug 2020
"This is an important milestone towards commercial operations and generating clean energy. IAEA has been supporting [United Arab Emirates] from the beginning of its nuclear power programme." ... Related Topics. ....

Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait led to everlasting consequences

Gulf News 01 Aug 2020
A hastily arranged Arab Summit was called by King Fahd of Saudi Arabia, an event that was televised for the first time. People remained glued to their TV sets as Arab leaders started arriving from various capitals in their royal or presidential aircraft ... What Saddam Hussain did to Arabism is irreparable....

UAE begins commercial operations at Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant

Gulf News 01 Aug 2020
The UAE has today (August 1) become the first country in the Arab World to begin peaceful, commercial nuclear energy production. The successful opening of UAE's Barakah nuclear plant was announced on Twitter by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai....

Roundup: COVID-19 cases nudge 307,000 in Iran; Health officials in Mideast countries warn of rise in coronavirus infections

Xinhua 01 Aug 2020
CAIRO, Aug. 1 (Xinhua) -- The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases approached 307,000 in Iran on Saturday ... 16 ... The country resumed on the day commercial flights at Kuwait International Airport under all necessary measures. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) announced 254 new COVID-19 cases, raising the tally of infections to 60,760 ... Enditem. ....

Questions arise over China’s agreement with Iran

The Jerusalem Post 31 Jul 2020
“Gulf Arab states remain safer commercial partners than Iran, and China is not going to relinquish its influence in the Arab Gulf region just to throw Iran an economic lifeboat,” Robert Mogielnicki, a resident scholar at the Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington, told The Media Line....

Saudi Arabia aims to employ 3,000 national pharmacists by 2022

Gulf News 26 Jul 2020
Cairo ... An extra 30 per cent is envisaged in the second phase of the plan due to start next year ... See also. In Pictures ... Last month, the Saudi consultative Shura Council voted for a proposal to Saudise the pharmacy sector, one of the biggest commercial activities in the kingdom. The sector is dominated by Arab expatriates, according to Saudi media ... ....

House to boost funds for OFWs' repatriation

Journal Online 24 Jul 2020
Defensor said more than 50 charter and commercial flights have brought in tens of thousands of OFWs since ... Those awaiting repatriation include about 5,000 in the United Arab Emirates and another 5,000 in Qatar who have already bought tickets on commercial flights on their own....