UAE. Following in a close second is Lubna Suliman Olayan, the Saudi National who now serves as a board member of the Saudi Hollandi Bank. The third spot was given to Dina Shoman, executive vice president of branding and board member of Arab Bank.
INTERNATIONAL. The United States and several Gulf Arab allies launched air and missile strikes on Islamic State strongholds in Syria on Tuesday, U.S. officials said, opening a new, far more complicated front in the battle against the militants.