Saudi: We warned on al-Qaida threat from Yemen

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — The Saudi Interior Ministry confirms it has warned other countries of a new terror threat by an al-Qaida offshoot based in neighboring Yemen.
France said Monday that Saudi intelligence services have warned European officials that "Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula was doubtless active or envisioned being active" on the "European continent, notably France."
Asked about France's disclosure, Interior Ministry spokesman Gen. Mansour al-Turki told The Associated Press on Tuesday: "Saudi Arabia has exchanged information with concerned parties as part of its effort to combat al-Qaida terrorism."
He would not name the countries warned.