SANA, Yemen — Authorities have detained 115 foreign students for illegal residence and questioned them about links to radical Islamic groups, an Interior Ministry official said Saturday.
The students--from Britain, France, Egypt, Algeria, Indonesia, Pakistan, Sudan, Libya and Somalia--used to study in religious schools in various parts in Yemen, the official said on condition of anonymity.
They were arrested during the last four months and none had been charged so far, he said. He did not provide specific figures on the nationalities of the detained students.
The authorities were sharing the information obtained from the students with the United States, said a diplomat, who also spoke on condition of anonymity.