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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Israeli airline conducts 1st commercial passenger flight to UAE

MENA FN 02 Dec 2020
(MENAFN - Trend News Agency) The first commercial passenger flight from Israel to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), as part of a new regular flight rout... ....

Saudi Arabia agrees to allow Israeli commercial planes to cross its airspace: Senior Donald Trump official

Moneycontrol 01 Dec 2020
Saudi Arabia agreed to let Israeli commercial planes cross its airspace en route to the United Arab Emirates after talks between Saudi ......

Bilateral Saudi, UAE Digital Currency Experiment Shows Benefits of Distributed Ledgers, Central Banks Say

XBT.MONEY 29 Nov 2020
The central banks of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have concluded a digital currency (CBDC) pilot, finding that distributed ledger technology can improve cross-border transactions and meet the demands of financial privacy in a purely digital context....

Coronavirus threatens festive season in Lebanon

Arab News 28 Nov 2020
... tourist establishments will declare their bankruptcy,” Jean Beirouti, secretary-general of the Federation of Tourism Trade Unions, told Arab News ... “Black Friday didn’t activate any commercial movement,” Yehya Kasaa, chairman of the Lebanese Franchise Association, told Arab News....
photo: AP / Oded Balilty
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during an extended faction meeting of the right-wing bloc members at the Knesset, in Jerusalem, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019

Netanyahu greets passengers as first UAE flight lands in Israel

Dawn 27 Nov 2020
A flydubai aircraft landed in Dubai from Tel Aviv on Thursday, the first scheduled commercial flight between the two cities following the normalisation of ties between the United Arab Emirates and Israel ... The UAE became only the third Arab country to normalise ties with Israel, following Egypt in 1979 and Jordan in 1994....

Arab coalition foils Al Houthi terror attack in Red Sea

Gulf News 26 Nov 2020
The spokesperson of the Arab Coalition, Colonel Turki Al Maliki, said that on Wednesday, the Houthis attempted to attack commercial ships south of the Red Sea using an explosive-laden boat, according to a ......

Inaugural Dubai-Tel Aviv commercial flights touch down amid normalized relations between UAE and Israel

Russia Today 26 Nov 2020
A flydubai flight from Tel Aviv touched down in Dubai on Thursday, marking the first scheduled commercial service between the United Arab Emirates and Israel, in a continuation of the two states’ normalized relations ... Also on Israel ratifies deal with UAE allowing first visa-free travel to Arab state....

1st scheduled commercial flight from Dubai lands in Tel Aviv

Xinhua 26 Nov 2020
In October, an Etihad flight from Abu Dhabi landed in Tel Aviv, marking the first commercial passenger flight from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) ......

Trump Will Leave this Region with Toxic Legacy When Departing White House

GlobalResearch 26 Nov 2020
This plan — rejected by the Palestinians, the Arabs, and the international community — would have put paid to Palestinian hopes for an end to the occupation and statehood ... He said he would identify and sanction organisations that adopt “politically motivated actions intended to penalise or limit commercial relations with Israel”....

Abu Dhabi's Mubadala seeks Israeli partners on technology investment

Reuters 25 Nov 2020
... commercial ties after normalising relations....

Arab world can’t remain bystanders in trade deals

Gulf News 25 Nov 2020
In the context of this global trend, the Arab world seems to be living on another planet, as if they are not concerned about economic and commercial gains that can lead to improved living standards and job creation ... Arab countries have been experiencing sectarian, ethnic, ......

Irish minister Jimmy Deenihan makes UAE first stop on post-appointment tour

The National 18 Nov 2020
Jimmy Deenihan will be clocking up plenty of air miles in the next couple of years ... The food industry is an obvious connection ... We already have well-established existing facilities, and some of the labelling of Irish produce is already provided in Arabic,” he adds. There are other areas of commercial cooperation, actual or potential, he says....