Policemen and firefighters work at the scene of a blast in Aden on Sunday. Reuters
Gulf Today Report
The governor of the Yemeni city of Aden and a minister in the government survived an assassination attempt after their convoy was targeted by a car bomb in the city of Tawahi.
According to security sources, the explosion that targeted the convoy of Aden Governor Ahmed Lamlas and Minister of Agriculture Salem Al Saqari in the government left five dead and many injured.
Howver, both the officials were not hurt.
Yemeni Prime Minister Maeen Abdul-Malik, called both the leaders separately to inquire about their health.
Both leaders confirmed that they were in good condition and that no harm had affected them.
Prime Minister has tasked the competent authorities to conduct an urgent investigation into the circumstances of the terrorist operation, and to strengthen security vigilance in the country.
It comes as President Ashraf Ghani on Monday left for Doha to meet with Qatari officials, three weeks after the launch of landmark peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban.
UAE forces had completed the process of hand over responsibly as per a military strategy with a view to guarantee the consolidation of the military gains: General Command
The United Arab Emirates has expressed its regret and categorical rejection of allegations it is facing in light of ongoing developments in Aden.
The United Arab Emirates has expressed its regret and categorical rejection of allegations it is facing in light of ongoing developments in Aden, affirming its firm stance as a Coalition partner and determination to continue exerting all efforts to de-escalate the current situation in Yemen.
The state-owned Tehran Times posted a photograph of Iran's top nuclear negotiator, Ali Bagheri Kani, in a hotel lobby with Iranian Ambassador to Qatar Hamidreza Dehghani.
"Every day, women lead and make vital contributions to diplomatic efforts across the globe," said Lana Nusseibeh, Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation for Political Affairs and Permanent Representative of the UAE to the UN.
Rosemary DiCarlo told the UN Security Council that during talks in Cairo from June 12-20 the rivals reached "a broad consensus on most of the contentious articles” in the proposed 2017 constitution, which she called "commendable.”
Two of those killed were on the train and one was in the truck, Missouri State Highway Patrol spokesman Cpl. Justin Dunn said. Officials were still trying to determine the exact number of people aboard. Seven cars derailed, the patrol said.