|Norwegian UN worker kidnapped in Yemen|
| [15.01.2012, 01:45pm, Sun. GMT]|
|A Norwegian man who was working for the United Nations was kidnapped by armed tribesmen in Yemen's capital Sanaa on Sunday, officials said. Norwegian Foreign Ministry spokesman Frode Overland Andersen said the ministry was informed the 34-year-old Norwegian man was abducted early Sunday, but wouldn't give any more details.According to a Yemeni security official, the U.N. worker was kidnapped in the capital Sanaa by armed tribesmen who transferred him to central Marib province.|
The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media, said that the abductors demand the release of a comrade who was arrested after the bombing of oil pipelines in Marib.