January 27th, 2012
04:00 AM ET

U.N. official abducted in Yemen released unharmed, officials say

A Norwegian U.N. official snatched from the streets of Yemen's capital city of Sanaa by armed tribesmen was released unharmed, Norwegian and Yemeni officials said Friday.

The official, who was not identified, was released following negotiations by Yemeni officials, Norwegian Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Store said in a statement.

It was not immediately known what, if any, deal was struck by Yemen with the tribesmen for the official's release.

The official was kidnapped on January 15 by gunmen demanding the release of a jailed tribal leader, officials said.


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  1. Clydster

    I fear for my life now i sgould of not been here in the first place, you should not be there in the first place. Maybe you should ask yourself is it time for an new career

    January 27, 2012 at 4:57 am | Report abuse |
  2. banasy©

    I wonder if Norway had to pay a ransom?

    January 27, 2012 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |