UN Adds Saudi Charity Branches to al-Qaeda List

(Forbes/Reuters) The UN said Thursday it was adding four branches of an Islamic charity to its list of groups whose assets are to be blocked due to suspected ties to bin Laden or al-Qaeda. Acting at the request of the U.S. and Saudi Arabia, the world body said local branches of the Saudi charity Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation in Indonesia, Kenya, Tanzania, and Pakistan were being added to its global asset-freeze list after Washington put them on a parallel U.S. list last week.

2004-01-30 00:00:00

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