Google have finally rolled out an Arabic version of Google News. I checked the list of languages the service is available in this morning, as I always do when reading the news there, and found it was added.
The Arabic version pulls articles from 150 Arabic news sources, which is relatively very good, even though it’s a humble number compared to the 4500 sources for the English version.
I think it’s great to see Google’s evident push into Arabic recently with it launching an Arabic version of Gmail, English-Arabic / Arabic-English translation and now Google News.
I read a lot of my news from Google News, and now with this version, I’ll be able to keep up with what’s being written in Arabic news sources.
Hopefully more and more services will follow from Google and others, helping to give Arabic web presence a push.