Two American tourists, abducted in Egypt’s mountainous Sinai region, have been released.
They were taken, along with their tour guide, by a Bedouin tribesman who was said to be angry about the jailing of a relative on drugs charges.
The group was held for three days.
The isolated Sinai fell deeper into lawlessness after an uprising overthrew Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak in 2011.
Bedouin have attacked police stations and occasionally taken hostages to show their discontent with what they see as poor treatment by Cairo.