Shoura Council denounces UN allegations against Arab coalition in Yemen

Updated 06 June 2016

Shoura Council denounces UN allegations against Arab coalition in Yemen

RIYADH: The Shoura Council denounced Monday the contents of a report issued by the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon, accusing the Arab coalition to have committed human rights breaches against children in Yemen.
In a statement, read to reporters by Dr. Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Amro, the Shoura Council said such accusations by the UN based on unconfirmed information come at a time the UN has failed to enforce several resolutions issued against the Houthi coup and forces loyal to deposed President Ali Saleh in Yemen.
The Shoura Council called on the United Nations to reconsider and change its position and urged it to try to get information from official sources, either from the legitimate government, led by President Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi, or the Arab coalition command.
The statement also regrets the paralyzed situation of the United Nations that reflects its complete failure to obtain information from reliable sources and find the facts with professionalism and objectivity, noting that the situation in Yemen today undoubtedly shows that the side attacking and killing children, besieging the cities, starving the people and shelling the hospitals is that of Houthi militias who usurped power in the capital, Sanaa.
Finally, the Shoura Council reiterated its confidence in the Arab coalition command, appreciating their sacrifice to restore the legitimacy and salvage the oppressed people in Yemen and expressed support for the legitimate government of President Hadi to restore sovereignty and control over all parts of Yemen.


Riyadh Travel Fair faces second delay amid coronavirus

Updated 43 min ago

Riyadh Travel Fair faces second delay amid coronavirus

  • Riyadh Travel Fair is the largest tourism and travel exhibition in the Kingdom

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s largest tourism display, the Riyadh Travel Fair 2020, has been postponed for a second time because of safety fears over the coronavirus pandemic.

Initially scheduled for March, the annual event was first shifted to September, but is now planned for March 15-18, 2021.

The latest postponement was made in the interests of public health and safety by officials at ASAS Exhibitions and Conference Organizing Company, the firm organizing the fair. 

Bandar Al-Quraini, the company’s general manager, said: “We are now planning for the 2021 edition and look forward to welcoming back all our travel industry partners and public once the health and safety of visitors can be fully assured.”

Riyadh Travel Fair is the largest tourism and travel exhibition in the Kingdom, attracting visitors and exhibitors from the Middle East and North Africa, Asia, Australia and Europe. 

It aims to promote investment, development and sustainability of this sector in the region.

More than 270 exhibitors from 50 countries were due to take part in the 2020 edition, with up to 30,000 visitors expected for the three-day event.