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Gunmen seize Saudi diplomat in south Yemen, say police

By Fawaz Al-Haidari / AFP ADEN: Saudi Arabia’s deputy consul in Yemen’s southern port city of Aden was seized by unknown gunmen outside his home on Wednesday, a police official told AFP. “Abdullah Al-Khalidi was kidnapped while leaving his home in the Mansoura neighborhood of Aden,” said the official, speaking on condition of anonymity. He said …


Al-Qaeda says it killed American teacher in Yemen

By Ahmed Al-Haj / AP SANAA: Al-Qaeda’s Yemen branch said Thursday that it killed an American teacher because he was trying to spread Christianity in the mainly Muslim Arab nation. Joel Shrum, a 29-year-old native of Mount Joy, Pennsylvania, was gunned down on Sunday in the central city of Taiz, where he had been living with …


Qaeda suspects kidnap Swiss woman: Yemeni officials

By AFP ADEN: Suspected Al-Qaeda militants have kidnapped a Swiss woman and are holding her in the southeastern province of Shabwa, a provincial chief and a security official told AFP on Friday. “A Swiss woman was abducted in Hodeida (on the Red Sea coast) by armed men who moved her to Shabwa province,” the official …


Qaeda insurgents seize Yemen town, Norwegian kidnapped

SANAA: Al Qaeda insurgents have seized a small town southeast of Yemen’s capital Sanaa on Sunday in another setback to efforts to restore order after President Ali Abdullah Saleh formally handed over power following almost a year of mass protests against his rule. A police source and witnesses said the insurgents met little resistance from …


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