Saudi women attend special abilities event

Syrian waiters with Down syndrome pose for a photoh as they work at the Sucet coffee shop during the "Sham gathers us" festival in Damascus on July 11, 2018. (AFP)
Updated 07 December 2018

Saudi women attend special abilities event

  • The Bukra Ahla center refers to an informal education center whose name translates to “Tomorrow is more beautiful”

CAIRO: Saudi women were among those who took part in the sixth “Bukra Ahla” forum for those with special abilities, held under the auspices of the Cultural Development Fund Sector, an affiliate of the Egyptian Ministry of Culture.
The Bukra Ahla center refers to an informal education center whose name translates to “Tomorrow is more beautiful.”
In a statement to mark the event, which took place on Wednesday, the Saudi Embassy in Cairo said that a number of Arab countries including Oman, Morocco, Libya and Egypt, showcased work in the fields of theater, music, singing and poetry.


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.