Saudi, three al­lies un­veil ‘ter­ror­ist black­list’

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Riyadh, Saudi Ara­bia - Saudi Ara­bia and its al­lies un­veiled a ‘ter­ror­ist’ black­list on Tues­day of 18 or­gan­i­sa­tions and in­di­vid­u­als sus­pected of links with Is­lamist ex­trem­ism that they said had ties with re­gional ri­val Qatar.

The move by the four Arab gov­ern­ments came de­spite mount­ing in­ter­na­tional pres­sure to com­pro­mise in their week­sold boy­cott of their fel­low US ally.

Saudi Ara­bia, the United Arab Emi­rates, Bahrain and Egypt last month re­leased a list of 59 peo­ple and 12 groups they al­leged had links to Qatar, ac­cused by the four states of ties to ex­trem­ist groups in the re­gion.

Qatar has de­nied the al­lega­tions.

Tues­day’s list black­listed nine char­ity and me­dia or­gan­i­sa­tions and nine in­di­vid­u­als ‘di­rectly or in­di­rectly linked to Qatari au­thor­i­ties’ as ‘ter­ror­ist’, read a joint state­ment re­leased by the four states.

“We ex­pect Qatari au­thor­i­ties to take the next step and pros­e­cute the ter­ror­ist groups and peo­ple,” the state­ment said.

The Saudi-led bloc, which now black­lists 89 per­sons and or­gan­i­sa­tions ac­cused of ties to Is­lamist groups they say are backed by Qatar, also dis­missed an amend­ment last week to Doha’s counter-ter­ror­ism law as ‘in­suf­fi­cient’.

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