Football fans block cars of residents

Updated 25 October 2014

Football fans block cars of residents

Residents living near the Prince Faisal bin Fahd (Malaz) stadium are becoming increasingly irked by football fans parking their cars outside their houses during matches.
Hundreds of vehicles can be seen parked in these neighborhoods during games, blocking residents' entry to their own homes.
Traffic police, meanwhile, are mostly deployed on major roads, ignoring the raging problem on quieter neighborhood streets.
One resident had to take a taxi to get his errands done since he was unable to get his car out of his driveway during a match last week.
“Traffic police must also come to our lanes to ensure people aren’t parked illegally,” he said.
Another resident couldn’t even park his car in his own driveway.
“I had to park my vehicle in a far-off place since there was no parking space in the vicinity of my house,” he said.
A Palestinian executive, who works for a private sector establishment, told Arab News that it is unfortunate that residents cannot travel freely to and from their houses.
“On days when there are football matches, double parking goes unchecked and we pay the ultimate price,” he said.
“It is very sad that all this goes on unabated when there are soccer matches at the football stadium,” said one angry resident.


Arab coalition intercept drone targeting Khamis Mushayt

Updated 25 August 2019

Arab coalition intercept drone targeting Khamis Mushayt

  • The drone was fired from Sana'a and was targeting Khamis Mushayt
  • This is the latest in a spate of drone attacks launched by the Houthis against Saudi Arabia

DUBAI: The Arab coalition intercepted a Houthi drone targeting the Saudi city of Khamis Mushayt on Sunday, state news agency SPA reported.

It was the latest in a spate of attacks launched by the Iranian-backed militia, and just hours after the Houthis had targeted the same southwestern Saudi city in a matter of hours.

The Sunday morning attack was launched from the Yemeni city of Sana’a.

There were also 10 drones that hit the Saudi Shaybah natural gas liquefaction plant near the UAE border earlier in August.

Arab coalition spokesman Col. Turki Al-Maliki later told media that all attempts by the militia to attack Saudi Arabia would be thwarted.

And he said that the continued targeting of civilian areas including airports was in direct violation of international law.