A French-Algerian journalist was found dead in his hotel room in the Yemeni capital Sana'a, police sources said Monday, dpa reported.
He was strangled, allegedly by another journalist, the sources said. His body was found by a hotel worker, who informed police.
The sources claimed the murder followed a financial dispute between the two journalists. They also claimed the victim worked as a freelancer for France 24.
But France 24 said in a statement that the journalist was neither part of its correspondent network in Yemen nor on assignment in Yemen for the station. It didn't comment on whether he worked as a freelancer.
The French Foreign Ministry said it was in contact with Yemeni authorities, but at this stage couldn't confirm whether he had French nationality or was a journalist.