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Yemen police arrest kidnapper of Dutch couple

Yemen policeSana'a, Yemen  - Yemeni police arrested on Tuesday one of the kidnappers who took a Dutch couple hostage for two weeks in a mountainous area east of the capital Sana'a, the Interior Ministry reported.

The ministry said in a statement that the kidnapper was among four men listed on an arrest warrant issued by police after the release of the hostages.

Jan Hogendoorn, 54, and his wife Heleen Janszen, 49, were taken captive at gunpoint by armed tribesmen as they were driving in a southern Sana'a suburb on March 31. They were released unharmed on April 13.

Pakistani man convicted of drug trafficking dies in Yemen

Pakistani man convicted of drug trafficking dies in Yemen Sana'a, Yemen  - A Pakistani man serving a 25-year jail term for trafficking drugs into Yemen has died in a hospital in the Yemeni capital Sana'a, Interior Ministry reported on Monday.

The ministry said in a statement that Nabi Bakhish Ibrahim, 52, died on Sunday after a long struggle with cancer.

It said the inmate was rushed to hospital a few days ago after he developed breathing problems.

Dutch couple released by kidnappers in Yemen

YemenSana'a, Yemen - A Dutch couple has been freed by kidnappers, two weeks after they were taken at gunpoint by tribesmen in Yemen, according to mediators involved in negotiations for their release. Mediators involved in negotiations over several days said Jan Hogendoorn, 54, and his wife Heleen Janszen, 49, had on Monday night been allowed to leave the tribal area where they were held.

They made their way to the capital Sana'a, accompanied by officials from Sana'a province.

Archaeologists discover ancient works of art in Yemen

South Korean convoy in Yemen escapes suicide attack unharmed London, April 13 : An archaeology team in Yemen has discovered ancient works of art in Humat Thiab, 55 km to the east of Dhamar city.

A team of archaeologists from the General Organization for Antiquities and Museum (GOAM) in Sana’a and Dhamar, led by Ali Al-Sanabani, head of GOAM in Dhamar, conducted the excavation that led to the new findings.

Saudi Arabia catches 11 al-Qaeda member on border with Yemen

Saudi Arabia catches 11 al-Qaeda member on border with Yemen Riyadh  - The Saudi Interior Ministry announced Tuesday the capture of 11 members of the al-Qaeda terrorist network, al-Arabiya news channel reported.

The cell was arrested on the Kingdom's southern borders with Yemen, the report said. The group had been carrying several weapons.

The detainees, who were hiding near the border, were suspected of planning kidnapping and attack operations against Saudi security personnel, the Dubai-based channel said.

Yemen won't yield to demands of Dutch couple's hostage-takers

Yemen won't yield to demands of Dutch couple's hostage-takers Sana'a, Yemen  - Yemeni authorities have no intention of yielding to demands made by tribesmen holding a Dutch couple hostage east of the capital Sana'a since last week, the government spokesman on Tuesday.

"The government firmly rejects yielding to any conditions or dictations," Hassan al-Lawzi, the information minister and government spokesman, told reporters after the Cabinet weekly meeting.

"What is sought is the handover of the hostages unhurt," al-Lawzi said.

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