A college senior studying Arabic says he was wrongly detained for almost five hours last summer after an airport screener found his Arabic-English flash cards and a book critical of U.S. foreign policy.
Iran confirmed Tuesday the arrest of three American hikers who crossed into the country from neighboring Iraq and said they have been charged with "illegal entry," a semi-official news agency reported.
The FBI's highest-ranking Arab-American agent told a congressional panel Wednesday he is not being allowed to work on important counterterrorism assignments, despite a shortage of agents who speak Arabic.
Al-Jazeera broadcast Monday an audio message purportedly from al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden calling on al Qaeda and other groups in Iraq to unify their forces and speak with one voice, that of the Islamic nation.
Saudi Arabia's Interior Ministry has confirmed the arrests of scores of suspects in an anti-terror sweep related to a terror plot involving attacks on senior officials and government oil, military and security installations, according to a statement posted on the state-run Saudi Press Agency Web site.
Hezbollah militants Sunday fired more than 180 rockets into northern Israel, killing three civilians in Haifa and 12 Israeli reservists who had just been called up to fight in Lebanon, according to Israeli officials.
RIYADH, April 25 (Reuters) - A Saudi-German plan to launch a dedicated Arabic language search engine for the World Wide Web could revolutionize the moribund Arabic Internet market, a senior official in the project said.
With the kidnappers' Friday deadline looming, the newspaper for which abducted American journalist Jill Carroll works said Wednesday that it is "availing itself of every option we can think of to secure her release."
Employees of the Arabic news network Al-Jazeera have been protesting over a recent report by a British tabloid that the U.S. allegedly planned to bomb the network's headquarters in Qatar -- a report vehemently denied by the White House.
A purported al Qaeda video aired on an Arabic-language news network appears to show the photo identification card and weapon of one of the Navy SEALs killed in late June in eastern Afghanistan, a Navy official said.
U.S. Marine Cpl. Wassef Hassoun, the 24-year-old translator who disappeared June 19 and resurfaced this week in Lebanon, is in good physical condition and in "good spirits," Marine officials said Friday.
U.S. Marine Cpl. Wassef Ali Hassoun, who disappeared from his unit in Iraq last month and was depicted on a videotape as having been captured by insurgents, arrived Thursday evening at the U.S. Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, the State Department said.
The Arabic-language television network Al-Jazeera reports it has received a statement and a videotape from militants who claimed to have killed 20-year-old U.S. Army Spc. Matt Maupin, missing since April.
In an audiotape broadcast Friday on the Arabic-language television network Al-Arabiya, a man claims to be al Qaeda's second-in-command, Ayman al-Zawahiri, and charges that Americans don't want democracy and freedom in the Arab world.
The Arabic-language television network Al-Jazeera showed video Wednesday of three Italian hostages taken captive in Iraq nearly two months ago. In the video, one of the men said the captors were treating them "excellently."
U.S. President George W. Bush said on Arabic TV he was "appalled" at abuses by U.S. prison guards in Iraq but ordinary Arabs have reacted with widespread anger after he failed to make a personal apology.
Seven Chinese men were kidnapped Sunday night by gunmen in central Iraq, apparently as they were traveling from the Jordanian border toward Baghdad, China's official state news agency, Xinhua, reported early Monday.