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Saudi Al-Qaida Suspect Surrenders in Yemen

Security officials say a Saudi national suspected of belonging to al-Qaida has surrendered to authorities in Yemen.

Yemen's Defense Ministry said Thursday Nayef Yahya al-Harbi turned himself in after security forces had been searching for him.

Last week, the Yemeni government said it arrested a Saudi man suspected of being al-Qaida's top financier in Yemen and Saudi Arabia.

The Defense Ministry described Hassan Hussein Bin Alwan as one of the terrorist network's most dangerous members and accused him of financing attacks in Yemen and neighboring Saudi Arabia.

Yemen is the ancestral home of al-Qaida leader Osama Bin Laden. Al-Qaida has claimed responsibility for a series of attacks in Yemen against foreign targets in recent years. The group also has sought to destabilize the U.S.-allied Saudi royal family.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and Reuters.