Court: Look for Ramadan crescent on Tuesday

Updated 16 June 2015

Court: Look for Ramadan crescent on Tuesday

RIYADH: The Supreme Court on Sunday called on Muslims across the Kingdom to look for the Ramadan crescent on Tuesday, as it will decide the first day of the fasting month.
Anyone who sights the crescent with the naked eye should register the testimony with the nearest court or report it to a competent authority, the court said.
The fasting month is most likely to begin Wednesday. However, if the crescent is not sighted on Tuesday, fasting will begin Thursday.
During the holy month, Muslims all over the world abstain from eating, drinking and having marital relations from dawn to dusk, besides praying to the Almighty Allah.


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.