Ahmad al-Ghashmi

Ahmad bin Hussein al-Ghashmi (August 21, 1935 – June 24, 1978) (Arabic: أحمد حسين الغشمي‎) was the President of the Yemen Arab Republic from 11 October 1977 until his death eight months later. Al-Ghashmi assumed power when his predecessor, Ibrahim al-Hamdi, was assassinated. Ghashmi himself was assassinated later. His assassination occurred when he was meeting an envoy sent by People's Democratic Republic of Yemen President Salim Rubai Ali and a briefcase, reportedly containing a secret ... more on Wikipedia

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