Saudi Arabia arrests 2 Al-Qaeda suspects behind embassies plot
RIYADH (AFP) - Saudi Arabia has arrested two suspected members of Al-Qaeda who may have been plotting against Western embassies in the Middle East, the interior ministry said.
But while the focus of a region-wide alert remains on Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, the United States late on Thursday pulled all non-emergency staff from its Lahore consulate in Pakistan.
The two men who were arrested, a Yemeni and a Chadian national, had contacts with AQAP, the terror network's Yemeni offshoot, state news agency SPA quoted ministry spokesman General Mansour al-Turki as saying on Thursday.
The Chadian suspect had been expelled from Saudi Arabia but returned with a passport issued by another country, Turki added.