Internet search giant Google has introduced an Arabic version of Google Sites - a free application it claims will make the creation of a website as simple as editing a document.
Available to consumer, education and business users, the application simplifies the task of encoding and editing networked media content – including videos and photos – for uploading to a website.
"The Internet has become the primary means of communication for many organisations, businesses, and individuals in their everyday lives," said Wael Ghonim, regional marketing manager MENA.
"Making Google Sites available in Arabic means Arab users can create a customised and sharable site within minutes, without using even a line of code. All it takes to start a new page is just one click."
Creating and editing a set of pages in a Google site requires no knowledge of HTML or web design skills.
All content is instantly searchable, and Google Sites is accessible through any web browser.
Google also confirmed the launch of four new Arabic editions of Google News for Egypt, Lebanon, the UAE and Saudi Arabia.
Users in these countries can now access Google News editions specific to their country and get the latest headlines on topics such as politics, business, sports, entertainment and more.