Saudi gives $100m to UN to fight terror

August 14, 2014 - 2:08:46 am

New York: The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia donated $100m in support of the New York-based International Centre to Combat Terrorism.

The check was handed over to the UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon yesterday by the Saudi Ambassador to the US, Adel bin Ahemd Al Jubeir, in the presence of the Saudi Representative to the UN, Abdullah bin Yahiya Al Mualami.

The centre was envisioned by King Abdullah in 2005 and launched in 2011 with an initial $10m contribution by Saudi Arabia. 

14 Bahrain Shias get life terms

DUBAI: A Bahrain court sentenced 14 Shias to life in prison yesterday over the death of a policeman in an anti-regime protest, a judicial source said.

They were found guilty of “premeditated murder”, possessing petrol bombs and explosives and taking part in an unauthorised demonstration near capital Manama. They were arrested during a protest on July 3 last year in Sitra, a Shia district. The policeman was killed when a device placed in a barricade put up by protesters exploded.

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