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

Rania Nashar, Samba Financial Group CEO, was ranked 97th in the list. (File/AFP)
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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.


Arab coalition destroys Houthi drone targeting Saudi Arabia

Updated 8 min 37 sec ago

Arab coalition destroys Houthi drone targeting Saudi Arabia

  • The Arab coalition earlier destroyed four explosive-laden drones in two attacks launched from Yemen

DUBAI: The Arab coalition intercepted and destroyed a Houthi drone targeting Saudi Arabia’s southern region on Tuesday, state news agency SPA reported.
The Iranian-backed Houthi militia has been carrying out multiple drone attacks against the Kingdom for the past week.
The Arab coalition earlier destroyed four explosive-laden drones in two attacks launched from Yemen targeting the south of the Kingdom.
Three of the drones were destroyed early on Saturday and a fourth on Sunday.