left corner left corner
China Daily Website

Switzerland confirms woman kidnapped in Yemen

Updated: 2012-03-16 23:41
( Xinhua)

GENEVA - The Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland confirmed on Friday that a Swiss woman had been kidnapped in Hodeida, a port city in western Yemen.

The department said it was informed about the case on Thursday evening. It said it had already contacted the Yemeni authorities, and that it would try to make sure that the hostage is freed in good health condition.

The department asked its residents to temporarily leave Yemen in June 2011.