SANAA, Nov. 25 (Xinhua) -- Yemen's Houthi militia on Monday said they have arrested two UN workers on charges of espionage.
"Two Jordanian citizens working with the United Nations had been smuggled from the south of Yemen to the north. They were captured while carrying out acts of espionage," the group's al-Masirah TV reported, quoted a statement by Houthi humanitarian coordinator Abdulmohsin Tawos.
The statement did not provide further details.
There were no comments yet from the United Nations.
The civil war in Yemen has killed tens of thousands of people, displaced 3 million and pushed the impoverished country to the brink of famine, according to the United Nations.