And the beat goes on.
Al-Qaeda militants seize Yemen town, Norwegian kidnapped
(Reuters) – Al Qaeda militants have seized a small town southeast of Yemen’s capital Sanaa 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 militants met little resistance from a small police force when they entered the town of Radda in al-Baydah province, 170 km (105 miles) from Sanaa, Saturday night, seizing an ancient citadel and mosque.
The capture of Radda expanded al Qaeda control outside the southern province of Abyan, where they have taken over several towns since the uprising against Saleh began.
U.N. EMPLOYEE KIDNAPPED BY TRIBESMEN
Underscoring the continued lawlessness in Yemen, a Norwegian working for the United Nations was kidnapped in Sanaa at the weekend, Norway’s foreign ministry said.
A tribal source said the Norwegian was abducted by tribesmen from oil-producing Maarib province demanding the release of a suspect accused of killing two members of the security forces.