100 Saudi Women Appointed as Notaries Public

As part of Saudi Arabia’s drive to empower women in various fields, 100 women were appointed as notaries public in the Kingdom. Justice Minister Dr. Walid al-Samaani made the announcement on Sunday. The move is aimed at expanding the role of women in judicial practice The minist


Saudi Women Make New Gains with Latest Shura Council Appointments

Women empowerment in Saudi Arabia has been expedited over the last few years with trailblazing women being appointed to high posts in both the public and private sectors. Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz issued a Royal Order appointing Hanan Al-Ahmadi as assistant speak


First Saudi woman to singlehandedly nab a Guinness World Record revealed

Artist Ohud Abdullah Almalki has become the first Saudi woman to achieve a Guinness World Record title singlehandedly with her impressive feat — the largest coffee painting in the world using expired granules, illustrating seven leading figures of Saudi Arabia and the UAE.   This pain


First lady makes debut appearance on Omani women’s day

Oman’s first lady made her first appearance on Saturday when she bestowed royal awards to a number of women on the country’s women’s day.Ahad bint Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Busaidiyah hosted a ceremony at the Seeb Palace during which she awarded the Royal Commendation Medal to severa


Reem A. Alfrayan, executive director of G20 Saudi Secretariat

Dr. Reem A. Alfrayan has been the executive director of G20 Saudi Secretariat since January 2019. Commenting on women’s empowerment in the Kingdom, she recently said on a TV show: “We’ve passed the stage of dreaming; with the help of Vision 2030, they’ve become a reality, we


Citigroup's Fraser to be first woman CEO of Wall Street bank

Citigroup Inc (C.N) named consumer banking head Jane Fraser as its next chief executive on Thursday, making her the first woman to lead a major Wall Street bank. Fraser, 53, has been a rising star in the financial industry, with a career that spans investment banking, wealth management, troubled


Melania Trump body language shows how she balances out Donald's 'jaw-dropping moments'

The body language of Melania Trump, the wife of US President Donald Trump, is changing in an attempt to portray herself as the first lady of the United States, and not just a wife of Trump who is known for his appearance and tough stances, and she seeks from behind that to help her husband, who wi


Saudi woman appointed as head of Tabuk’s regional council for first time

Saudi Arabia has appointed Dr. Khulood Mohammed al-Khamis to become the head of Tabuk’s regional council, making her the first woman to hold the role in the kingdom.  Prince Fahd bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Tabuk Region, met Khamis in his office after he decided to appoint her


Palestinian writer Maya Abu Al-Hayyat on the power of literature

The mission statement of the Palestine Writing Workshop (PWW) is to encourage reading in Palestinian communities through creative writing projects and storytelling, but for its director — novelist and poet Maya Abu Al-Hayyat — there is also a more immediate benefit to championing literat


Hero nurse praised for saving 3 newborn babies during Beirut blast

A nurse pictured carrying three newborn babies at a hospital damaged in the Beirut explosion has described being knocked unconscious by the blast.Pamela Zeinoun has been hailed as a hero for cradling the babies amid the chaos following the explosion.The nurse was knocked out inside the maternity war


Bahraini artist Mayasa Al-Sowaidi: ‘I am not a commodity’

Barcodes. Those little black lines are everywhere, enabling machines to read data and identify products. But they tell us nothing about the unique characteristics of those products.   So when Bahraini artist Mayasa Al-Sowaidi was preparing to contribute to “I AM” — an exhibi


The Fortune 500 now has a record number of female CEOs: A whopping 38

Clorox just named Linda Rendle as its new chief executive, bringing the number of women CEOs on the Fortune 500 list to 38 — a new record that underscores the slow pace of change at the highest levels of business. Rendle, who is currently president of the company, has been with Clorox (CLX)


Who was Bahiga Hafez? Google Doodle pays tribute to pioneering Egyptian actress and filmmaker

Celebrated Egyptian actress, writer and filmmaker Bahiga Hafez has been immortalised by a regional artist to celebrate what would have been the cinema legend's 112th birthday. Google dedicated its Tuesday, August 4, doodle to the pioneering screen star. The portrait was captured by Cairo illustrat


Dr. Amal bint Jameel Fatani, Saudi Arabia’s cultural attache to the UK

Dr. Amal bint Jameel Fatani was recently appointed Saudi Arabia’s cultural attache to the UK. Education Minister Hamad Al-Asheikh issued a decision to appoint the Kingdom’s first women cultural attaches on Sunday. Other appointments include Fahda bint Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh as cultural at


Women's prize for playwriting longlist is 'politically charged', say producers

The longlisted writers for a new prize for female playwrights have created “satisfyingly puzzling” characters and “ambitious, politically charged” plays, say the award’s producers. The Women’s prize for playwriting, open to writers in the UK and Ireland who ident


Women in Xinjiang shine a light on a campaign of abuse and control by Beijing

Zumrat Dawut said she was forcibly sterilized by the Chinese government for having one too many children. A former resident of Urumqi, the capital of China's western Xinjiang region, the 38-year-old Uyghur woman said she was fined 18,400 yuan ($2,600) in 2018 for having three children, o


Arab International Women’s Forum highlights pandemic challenges, race for vaccine

The Arab International Women’s Forum (AIWF) has drawn together experts from the Middle East and internationally to examine some of the key challenges raised by the coronavirus pandemic. In her introduction to the virtual event, held in cooperation with global partner Pfizer, AIWF founder and C


Filmmaker and elite marathon runner, Alexi Pappas wants to make sure 'the complete person is happening'

An Olympic 10,000-meter runner turned marathoner by day, actor, director, screenwriter and author in all other spare hours she can salvage, Alexi Pappas rarely pauses for breath. In marathon running -- a different beast compared to competing on the track -- she has a relatively new event to train




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