Saudi Charity Remains Open Despite Order

(AP/ABC News) Employees at a charity that Washington accuses of financing terrorism reported to work Thursday, despite a Saudi government deadline for the foundation to dissolve. The al-Haramain Foundation has been notified of the government decision to close it, a foundation official said, but a committee entrusted with liquidating it has not set a time for its closure. This month, a Saudi official said the charity had until Oct. 15 to cease all operations. In September, Washington designated al-Haramain as a group suspected of supporting terrorism, saying the charity "shows direct links between the U.S. branch and Osama bin Laden."

2004-10-15 00:00:00

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