A suicide bomber rammed an explosives-packed car into Yemen's defence ministry complex Thursday, allowing gunmen to launch an assault which killed 25 people including three foreign doctors, officials said. "At least 25 people have been killed," a security official said shortly after the defence ministry had put the death toll at 20. They were at a hospital within the ministry's complex, and which bore the brunt of the attack. "A car bomb driven by a suicide bomber forced its way into the western entrance of the ministry complex," a security official told AFP.
Sweden has been a key partner for the United States in spying on Russia, Swedish television reported on Thursday, citing leaked documents from the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA). Swedish television said it had obtained the documents from Glenn Greenwald, the journalist who brought NSA contractor Edward Snowden's leaks about mass surveillance by the agency to world attention. Greenwald tweeted on Thursday that the close relationship between the United States and Sweden could not be "overstated" and that this was the first of many revelations to come. Earlier this year, Snowden leaked details of a global spying program by the NSA, stirring international criticism.