Arab coalition renews its support for the efforts of the UN special envoy to Yemen

Arab Coalition Spokesperson, Col. Turki Al-Maliki speaks during his weekly press conference in the Saudi capital, Riyadh. (File photo / Reuters)
Updated 10 December 2018
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Arab coalition renews its support for the efforts of the UN special envoy to Yemen

RIYADH: The Arab coalition fighting to restore the legitimate government in Yemen on Monday renewed its support for the efforts of UN Special Envoy Martin Griffiths and said it is working hard to ensure the peace negotiations inSweden are successful.
Spokesperson Col. Turki Al-Maliki said the coalition has issued 288 permits in Yemen last week by the Houthi militia continue to deliberately disrupt aid access.
Col. Al-Maliki added that the coalition has provided safe humanitarian corridors for aid and relief supplies in Yemen and it continues to provide support to the legitimate government to treat the injured both inside the country and abroad.
He also said that Saudi Arabia’s Isnad Center has signed an agreement with the Yemeni government to supply Yemeni ports with cranes.
Meanwhile, he said the second batch of King Salman’s oil derivatives, which includes 97,000 tons, have arrived in Yemen.
The coalition spokesperson said the Yemeni National Army, backed by the coalition, has penetrated some 50 kilometers into Saada and are closing in on the port city of Hodeidah.
The army artillery also destroyed a Houthi warehouse filled with weapons in Taiz, southwestern Yemen and discovered and destroyed several booby-trapped boats and naval mines in the Red Sea.


Sports authority sets up Italian-themed village for AC Milan and Juventus fans attending Supercoppa Italiana

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Sports authority sets up Italian-themed village for AC Milan and Juventus fans attending Supercoppa Italiana

  • The village emulates ancient Italian cities, as well as cultural and historical elements of Italy and Saudi Arabia
  • The village will host a variety of activities, including two theatrical performances

JEDDAH: The Saudi General Sports Authority (GSA) has set up an Italian-themed village for AC Milan and Juventus fans attending the Italian Super Cup match on Wednesday at King Abdullah Sports City stadium.

The village emulates ancient Italian cities, as well as cultural and historical elements of Italy and Saudi Arabia. 

Fans will also be served dishes from the cuisines of both countries and enjoy Italian music.

The village will host a variety of activities, including two theatrical performances. The first will commence at 6 p.m. and the second at 8 p.m.

The Italian village is located in front of gate 6. Events will take place between 4 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Juventus stars, including Cristiano Ronaldo, landed in Jeddah on Monday, while AC Milan team members arrived on Sunday morning. 

The Italian stars received a warm welcome by their fans in the Kingdom. 

The GSA announced on Twitter that cameras are not allowed during the Super Cup final.

Both AC Milan and Juventus have won the Super Cup title seven times since the annual football competition was launched in 1988.

Saudi Arabia will become the fifth foreign nation to host the Super Cup after the US, China, Libya and Qatar.

An agreement to host the match was signed in June by Turki Al-Sheikh, the GSA’s then-chairman, and Marco Brunelli, executive director of the Italian Professional Football League.