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U.S., Saudi Arabia Fettering Charity Linked to Terrorism

The U.S. and Saudi governments yesterday announced a joint effort to crack down on four branches of a huge Saudi-based charity, charging that its offices in Africa and Asia are being used to funnel money, arms and personnel to al Qaeda and other terrorist organizations. American officials said yesterday’s action against the Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation illustrates the increasing cooperation between Washington and Riyadh in attempts to choke off the flow of money to al Qaeda. The stronger relationship between the two governments follows a string of deadly suicide bombings in the desert kingdom in May and November that are believed to be the work of Osama bin Laden’s terrorist network or sympathizers. Full Story

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