SANAA, Jan. 18 (Xinhua) -- Gunmen shot dead an Iranian diplomat in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa on Saturday, an interior ministry official told Xinhua.
"The diplomat who is in charge of finances at the Iranian embassy in Sanaa was shot dead on Saturday afternoon by gunmen driving a car near a supermarket on the Hadda street in downtown the capital, some 100 meters north of the Iranian embassy," the official told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.
High-ranking intelligence official assassinated in Yemen's Aden
ADEN, Jan. 16 (Xinhua) -- Unknown gunmen riding motorbikes killed a top Yemeni intelligence official in the main southern port city of Aden on Thursday, a police officer told Xinhua.
The gunmen opened fire at Colonel Mohamed al-Kodeemy, the assistant director of the Intelligence Bureau in Aden when he was standing near his residential building in Aden's neighborhood of Brega, the local police officer said on condition anonymity. Full story
UN chief welcomes opening of Hariri murder trial
UNITED NATIONS, Jan. 16 (Xinhua) -- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon Thursday welcomed the start of the trial of four suspects accused of killing former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri in a blast.
"The secretary-general welcomes the opening today of the trial of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL), nearly nine years after the heinous terrorist attack which killed former Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri and 21 others," said a statement issued here by Ban's spokesperson. Full story