Three French hostages released in Yemen
Three French citizens taken hostage in Yemen in May have been released, and are in good health, French authorities said early Monday, dpa reported.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy thanked Oman's sultan and authorities for their "decisive help" in resolving the situation, in a statement on the microblogging website Twitter.
The former hostages, two women and a man, were working for an aid organization when they were kidnapped on May 28 as they were leaving a restaurant 600 kilometres east of the capital Sana'a.
Unconfirmed reports in September said that the kidnappers, believed to be linked to al-Qaeda, were demanding 12 million dollars for the release of the aid workers.