After 15 years, Palestinian siblings reunited in Mina

Palestinian siblings Samir and Bushra. (AN photo)
Updated 03 September 2017

After 15 years, Palestinian siblings reunited in Mina

MINA: Palestinian siblings Samir and Bushra have been reunited in Mina after a 15-year separation due to insecurity in the occupied Palestinian territories, and Samir’s migration to Australia.
Bushra, a guest of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Hajj and Umrah Program, could not control her emotions as she saw her brother.
She said she still remembers the last time they were together. “Praise to Allah, on the first day of Eid Al-Adha we met again as pilgrims,” she added.
Samir said he used to despair at not seeing his sister, and thanked Allah and King Salman for being able to do so.
Samir said there was no prior coordination with Bushra to perform Hajj.


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.