App Watch: The Narrator

Updated 18 June 2018
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App Watch: The Narrator

  • The app also operates as a website alrawi.com

An issue Arabic book lovers have faced — a lack of audiobooks and narrators — has essentially been solved by an app called Al-Rawi (The Narrator).

The app also operates as a website (alrawi.com), bringing books and users together. Readers and listeners can set reading goals while interacting with authors, narrators and others.

The app lists narrators and includes a dozen categories, from business, children’s stories, novels and poetry to self-help and entrepreneurship books. 

Al-Rawi’s monthly subscription is $11, with a growing book collection that currently stands at 280.


Tunisia hosts geosciences conference

On the sidelines of the conference, an exhibition, workshops, specialized training courses and field trips are being carried out. (Shutterstock)
Updated 13 November 2018
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Tunisia hosts geosciences conference

  • On the sidelines of the conference, an exhibition, workshops, specialized training courses and field trips are being carried out

JEDDAH: Tunisia is hosting the first conference of the Arabian Journal of Geosciences (AJGS), which will run until Thursday.
The conference, marking the journal’s 10th anniversary, includes more than 20 prominent speakers, 50 discussion panels, more than 700 international researchers, academics and diplomats, including the Saudi ambassador to Tunisia.
Abdullah Al-Amri, head of the Saudi Society for Geosciences and editor-in-chief of the AJGS, briefed attendees on the journal’s history and achievements.
He also underlined the support it receives from King Saud University and King Abdul Aziz City for Science and Technology (KACST).
Tunisian government representative Khalil Amiri discussed global climate change, its implications on geological changes, and the importance of conducting further research in this area.
He called for educational programs and campaigns to raise awareness about the seriousness of climate change.
On the sidelines of the conference, an exhibition, workshops, specialized training courses and field trips are being carried out.