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.


Saudi envoy receives Libyan ambassador to the UN

Updated 18 January 2020

Saudi envoy receives Libyan ambassador to the UN

NEW YORK: Abdallah Al-Mouallimi, Saudi Arabia’s permanent representative to the UN, held talks in New York with Taher El-Sonni, Libya’s UN ambassador and permanent representative. 

The two sides discussed issues of mutual concern and latest political developments in the region. 

Al-Mouallimi congratulated El-Sonni for his new apppointment and conveyed the Saudi leadership’s best wishes for prosperity, stability and progress to the Libyan people. 

Al-Mouallimi reiterated Saudi Arabia’s rejection of any foreign interference in the Libyan affairs, adding that Riyadh will continue to push all concerned parties to reach a political solution that guarantees the unity of Libya and saves
people’s lives.