Saudi Arabia: 88 Held on Suspicion of Terrorist Ties

(Wall Street Journal) Ahmed Al Omran - Authorities in Saudi Arabia arrested 88 people, including 84 Saudi nationals, on suspicion of planning to carry out terrorist attacks in the kingdom and abroad, the Ministry of Interior said on Tuesday. Mansour Al Turki, a ministry spokesman, said some of the suspects had schemed to carry out assassinations inside the kingdom and had communicated with terrorists abroad. Earlier this year, Saudi rulers branded a range of armed groups in the region as terrorists, including Islamic State, the al-Qaeda-linked Nusra Front, the Iranian-backed Hizbullah, the Houthi Shiite rebels in Yemen and the Muslim Brotherhood.

2014-09-03 00:00:00

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