4 pilgrims dead, 45 injured in bus accident

Red Crescent ambulances and Civil Defense teams are seen at work at the crash site of a bus carrying pilgrims in Madinah on Friday. (Courtesy: sabq.org)
Updated 06 May 2016

4 pilgrims dead, 45 injured in bus accident

JEDDAH: Four Umrah pilgrims died and 45 others were injured on Friday when a bus transporting them to Madinah figured in an accident, the health department in Madinah said.
Department spokesperson Fouad Daqal said emergency departments of hospitals in the holy received since Friday morning injured pilgrims of different nationalities.
“All injured pilgrims have been transferred from the site of the accident along Madinah Highway by the Saudi Red Crescent and the Crisis and Emergency Management of Madinah Health Department, Daqal said.
The bus was transporting the pilgrims from Makkah to Madinah. Details about the accident were not immediately available.


Saudi Arabia’s first female CEO makes Forbes 100 most powerful women

Updated 13 December 2019

Saudi Arabia’s first female CEO makes Forbes 100 most powerful women

Saudi Arabia’s first female CEO is named in Forbes 100 most powerful women in the world for a second time.

Rania Nashar, Samba Financial Group CEO, was ranked 97th in the list that also included 16-year-old climate change activist Greta Thunberg.

The list also included the United Arab Emirates’ Raja Easa Al-Gurg ranked at 84. The Emirati, who is a Board Member of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, was also featured in the list in 2017.

The top 10 in the list included German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Christine Lagarde, who was newly appointed president of the European Central Bank.