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Militants post appeal of Saudi diplomat kidnapped by al-Qaida in Yemen
CAIRO (AP) ' Militants have posted online a video in which a man identifying himself as a Saudi diplomat kidnapped by al-Qaida in Yemen appeals to Saudi Arabia's rulers to respond to his captors' demands and save his life.
In the video posted on a militant Web site late Friday, a man saying he is Abdullah al-Khaldi asks King Abdullah to grant the kidnappers' demands, including the release of detained women.
Al-Khaldi, who is Saudi Arabia's deputy consul in the Yemeni port city of Aden, was abducted in late March. Al-Qaida's Yemen branch claimed responsibility.
Saudi officials said later that a Saudi citizen on the kingdom's most-wanted list of terror suspects relayed the demands by telephone to their embassy in Yemen. The demands also included paying a ransom.