120-year-old Saudi man dies

Updated 21 April 2013
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120-year-old Saudi man dies

ALBAHA: Mohammed bin Ali Hanas Al-Zahrani, probably one of the oldest men in the world, passed away at the age of 120 in Al-Baha province. The Saudi man was from Al-Darin in Bidan and was known in his village by the name of Idris. Before the unification of Saudi Arabia, Idris visited a number of countries in Europe, such as Germany, Britain and France.
He learned to speak their languages and lived there for many years. He also resided in Ethiopia. Arab News reported yesterday that Jiroemon Kimura of Japan is the world’s oldest person and the longest living man on record. He celebrated his 116th birthday on Friday.


Finland tops global happiness index for second consecutive year

Updated 20 March 2019
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Finland tops global happiness index for second consecutive year

  • The World Happiness Report ranks 156 countries by how happy their citizens see themselves to be
  • Happiness has declined the most drastically in the past ten years in the 108th placed Venezuela

HELSINKI: Finland has topped an index of the happiest nations for the second consecutive year, with researchers saying the small Nordic country has succeeded in generating a happiness recipe not simply dependent on economic wealth.
The World Happiness Report, produced by the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network, ranks 156 countries by how happy their citizens see themselves to be. It’s based on factors including economic wealth, life expectancy, social support and freedom to make life choices.
The index, published Wednesday, showed the other Nordic countries did well, with Denmark, Norway and Iceland taking the next spots.
The United States dropped from the 18th to 19th place.
Happiness has declined the most drastically in the past ten years in the 108th placed Venezuela, currently in political crisis.