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Joint Military Intelligence Training Center (JMITC). AFP

Arabic Calligraphy: Man vs. Machine?

Dammam, Asharq Al-Awsat—There has been much debate recently among Saudi scribes over the role modern technology is playing in the centuries-old art of Arabic calligraphy. Some artists see modern technology as their sworn enemy and a tool for the destruction and...
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Iraqi people celebrate after United Nations announced the end of sanctions imposed on Iraq, in Baghdad, June 27, 2013. REUTERS/Thaier al-Sudani.

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Books are displayed at the annual Paris book fair March 14, 2008. (Reuters/Charles Platiau)

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A woman looks at books inside an exhibition hall during the 29th annual meeting of French Muslims organized by The Union of Islamic Organizations of France (UOIF) at Le Bourget, near Paris April 7, 2012. (Reuters/Gonzalo Fuentes)

The Arabic Novel and La Francophonie

The Arabic Novel and La Francophonie

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—In considering the role of the Arabic novel in the West, it is important to remember both that not all Western countries are English-speaking; most notably, North Africa has longstanding cultural and linguistic ties with France, as well as a...