The Charge d’Affaires (the acting Ambassador) of the United Arab Emirates has been shot in Damascus.
It happened outside the incredible UAE embassy near the Umayyid Square. A man shot at the car carrying the diplomat, but he was unhurt, UAE officials said.
The attacker was arrested. He’s thought to be a former UAE resident who was anrgy at being expelled from his country.
The attack comes just a day after news that the US Defence Attache was shot near the border earlier this month.