Yemeni security officials say authorities have arrested a French national on suspicion of having links to al-Qaida.
Officials said Sunday authorities detained Jeremy Johnny Witter in late May in the capital, Sanaa.
Investigators say he was studying at the Sanaa Institute for Arabic Language - the same school attended by a Nigerian man, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, arrested for trying to blow up a U.S. airliner on Christmas Day (December 25).
Yemeni authorities have arrested dozens of foreigners on suspicion of al-Qaida links since the failed Christmas Day bombing, including at least one American and one Briton.
Yemen intensified its campaign against al-Qaida after the group's local branch, al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, claimed responsibility for the failed bombing.
On Saturday, Yemeni officials said suspected al-Qaida members killed a senior army officer and at least one other person in eastern Maarib province.
The officials say gunmen ambushed the convoy of Colonel Mohammed Saleh al-Shaief as he traveled in the troubled province where al-Qaida is active.
Also Saturday, a security source said an al-Qaida member on Yemen's wanted list, Ghaleb al-Zaydi, surrendered to authorities in Maarib.
In late May, a government airstrike targeting an al-Qaida operative in Maarib instead killed a provincial official, touching off revenge attacks by his kinsmen.
Some information for this report was provided by AFP.