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 banks lay off hundreds, close 49 branches due to slow economic growth

Middle East Monitor 24 Feb 2020
The English-speaking Emirati Khaleej Times newspaper reported that in the third quarter of 2019, the merger of two local banks caused licensed commercial banks to drop to 59, including 21 national banks and 38 foreign banks ... off 40 employees in the United Arab Emirates....

Arab-led coalition says foiled Red Sea attack by Yemen's Houthis

Daily Star Lebanon 23 Feb 2020
Naval forces from the Arab-led coalition fighting in Yemen Sunday foiled an "imminent terrorist" attack by the Iran-aligned Houthi movement in the southern Red Sea, a major commercial shipping channel, the Arab-led coalition said ... ....

US-Taliban truce begins, feeding hope of a peaceful, more prosperous Afghanistan

The Marshall News Messenger 21 Feb 2020
Eds. This story was supplied by The Conversation for AP customers. The Associated Press does not guarantee the content. Elizabeth B ... These air routes connect Afghanistan to India, Turkey, China, Saudi Arabia, Europe, Russia, China, the United Arab Emirates and Uzbekistancommercial hubs that give Afghan products access to other trade destinations....

Yemen's pro-gov't forces down Houthi drone in Hodeidah: official

Xinhua 20 Feb 2020
Houthis repeatedly use drones loaded with explosives to carry out attacks against the government forces in Hodeidah and elsewhere in the war-ravaged Arab country. Hodeidah, the lifeline entry of Yemen's most commercial imports and humanitarian aid, has become ......

Pompeo meets Saudi king in talks focused on Iranian threats

News-Press Now 20 Feb 2020
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Thursday in a visit focused primarily on discussing shared security concerns about regional rival Iran ... The U.S ... Saudi Arabia and the U.S ... ———. Batrawy reported from Dubai, United Arab Emirates ... Planning and Zoning propose commercial wind turbine ban ... ....

UAE loads fuel rods at Arab world’s first nuclear plant

Arab News 19 Feb 2020
The United Arab Emirates has started loading fuel rods into the first reactor at its Barakah nuclear plant, operators said Wednesday, two days after regulators gave the green light ... The statement added that Unit 1 will begin commercial operations after a “series of tests” leading to the start-up process....

Amarin To Report Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2019 Results and Host Conference Call on ...

Dothan Eagle 19 Feb 2020
Amarin Corporation plc is a rapidly growing, innovative pharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing therapeutics to cost-effectively improve cardiovascular health. Amarin’s lead product, VASCEPA® (icosapent ethyl), is available by prescription in the United States, Canada, Lebanon and the United Arab Emirates....

Official Arab support for Palestine falls while support in the West grows

Middle East Monitor 18 Feb 2020
It cannot be denied that Palestine is going through one of its biggest crises since its occupation in terms of official Arab support ... Meetings are held between Arab officials and politicians from Tel Aviv. Economic and commercial relations between Arab countries and Israel, especially in cybersecurity and technology, are pushing ahead....

Syria: Aleppo International Airport opens after 9 years

Gulf News 18 Feb 2020
For now, the only airlines that will be doing business with Aleppo Airport will be Syrian Arab Airways, Cham Wings, Iran Air, and the Russian national carrier, Aeroflot ... Gulf News tried to get the price of airplane tickets from Aleppo to Damascus, but they were still unlisted at the main offices of Syrian Arab Airways....

UAE issues license for first nuclear plant in Arab world

The Hill 17 Feb 2020
The United Arab Emirates’ nuclear regulator approved a nuclear reactor Monday, paving the way for the first commercial nuclear power plant in an Arab nation....

Newron Expands Global Rett Syndrome Burden of Illness Survey Outreach to Europe and Australia

Pharmiweb 17 Feb 2020
Xadago(R)/safinamide has received marketing authorization for the treatment of Parkinson's disease in the European Union, Switzerland, the USA, Australia, Canada, Brazil, Colombia, the United Arab Emirates and Japan, and is commercialized by Newron's Partner Zambon. US WorldMeds holds the commercialization rights in the USA....

Centuries of Arabic romantic poetry a timeline of love

Arab News 13 Feb 2020
The language of love has been an integral theme of Arab poetry ... One Western cultural phenomenon that reached the Arab region was Valentine’s Day or as it is called in Arabic, Love Day ... As a commercial and social event, Valentine’s Day is still in its relative infancy in the Arab world but is fast growing in popularity....

THIS WEEK IN JERUSALEM: Peggy Cidor’s round-up of city affairs

The Jerusalem Post 13 Feb 2020
A plan to build a commercial center for the Arab neighborhoods of Sur Bahir and Um Lison near Har Homa is meeting with some opposition from residents, but beyond the conflict between residents and authorities regarding the optimal location for the center is a more fundamental question ... The modern commercial center is part of this plan ... ....