A French-Algerian journalist who'd been missing for four days has been found strangled in a hotel in Yemen's capital. The body of the man, whose name hasn't been given, was tied to the bed in his room, and Yemeni police said he had been strangled with an electric wire. There is so far no motive in his death. The man had an ID card from France 24 television, but the channel said he didn't work for them, Reuters reports.
The body was discovered in an area near the presidential palace that's controlled by Yemen's Republican Guard, notes the AP. Another Yemen-based French journalist, Benjamin Wiacek, has hinted at a conspiracy theory via Twitter, observes the AtlanticWire, saying that the dead man was in fact a government agent with a fake ID. But thus far, the situation remains murky. (Read more Yemen stories.)