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  3/25/2014, Adar Bet 23, 5774

Two UN Workers Captured in Yemen by Armed Assailants

Gunmen have captured a western diplomat and his female companion, thought to be UN workers in Yemen’s capital Sanaa. They were seized upon exiting their car to find out why their way had been blocked.

Kidnapping has become all too common a phenomenon in the capital due to the heavy presence of fundamentalist Islamic movements linked to Al-Qaeda, and threatening government stability.