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Red Cross staffer freed in Yemen was 'held for ransom'

A Red Cross staffer freed after almost a year in captivity in Yemen was held for ransom not for political reasons, diplomatic sources in neighbouring Oman said on Tuesday. Nourane Houas, 38, an employee of the humanitarian protection programme of the International Committee of the Red Cross, was abducted in the rebel-held capital last December. The French-Tunisian dual national was released on Monday after mediation by Omani authorities.
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