Xinhua world news summary at 0030 GMT, Aug. 6

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RIYADH -- A meeting on the Ukraine crisis began on Saturday in the Saudi Arabian city of Jeddah.

A source from the Ukrainian delegation told Al Arabiya News that during the meeting, the 10-point peace plan proposed by Ukraine was backed by several countries. (Saudi Arabia-Ukraine Crisis-Meeting)

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JERUSALEM -- An Israeli security guard and an assailant identified as a member of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) group were killed in a shooting attack in Tel Aviv on Saturday, said the Israeli police and media.

The victim was a 42-year-old municipal security guard who noticed and called out to the suspicious individual before being shot and critically wounded, Israeli police chief Kobi Shabtai told reporters at the scene. (Israel-Shooting Attack)

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ADEN, Yemen -- Two soldiers of Yemen's government forces were killed Saturday when a roadside bomb ripped through their vehicle in the southern province of Abyan, a local officer told Xinhua.

The officer, who requested to remain anonymous, said that the bomb was planted on the side of a road near the main entrance of the Mudiyah district of the province, injuring six other soldiers. (Yemen-Roadside Bombs-Killing Soldiers)

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LJUBLJANA -- The storm and record rainfall that hit Slovenia on Friday have affected two-thirds of the country and the resulting value of damage will probably exceed 500 million euros (551 million U.S. dollars), Slovenian Prime Minister Robert Golob said on Saturday.

As settlements are flooded, landslides have occurred and roads closed, efforts to return normal life will be daunting, Golob said after holding an emergency meeting of the National Security Council. (Slovenia-Storm Damage) Enditem

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