Briefly World: Saudi diplomat, his guard shot dead in Yemen

Saudi diplomat, his guard shot dead in Yemen

SANAA: Unidentified gunmen shot dead a Saudi diplomat and his Yemeni bodyguard in Yemen's capital Sanaa on Wednesday in an attack a local security source said appeared to be the work of al-Qaeda.

The gunmen opened fire on the car carrying Khaled al-Eniz and his bodyguard near his house in Sanaa, a Yemeni security official said. The diplomat and his Yemeni guard died instantly.

Le Monde top editor dies at 58

PARIS:Érik Izraelewicz, editorial director of Le Monde died on Tuesday after suffering a heart attack in his office in Paris, the French newspaper said on Wednesday. He was 58. Le Monde hasn't chosen a successor for Izraelewicz so far.

French court defers DSK ruling

PARIS: A French court has pushed back a ruling on whether to drop aggravated pimping charges against former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn. The Sipa news agency reported that the court set a new date of December 19 on Strauss-Kahn's demand to annul the charges linking him to a suspected prostitution ring run out of a luxury hotel in the northern city of Lille.

8 get death sentence over Prophet film

CAIRO: An Egyptian court has convicted in absentia seven Egyptian Coptic Christians and a Florida-based American pastor and sentenced them to death on charges linked to an anti-Islam film that had sparked riots in parts of the Muslim world. The court found them guilty Wednesday of harming national unity, insulting and publicly attacking Islam, and spreading false information.

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