Boats are moored with the Qatari capital Doha skyline in the background. (Image Credit: AFP)

Qatar-linked people, groups on terror list

Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt and Bahrain designate dozens of people with links to Qatar as terrorists

Dubai: Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt and Bahrain, having cut ties with Qatar this week over its support of terrorism, on Friday designated dozens of people with links to Qatar as terrorists, intensifying a row that threatens the region’s stability.

The four countries said in a statement published by the Saudi news agency that 59 people, including Muslim Brotherhood spiritual leader Yousuf Al Qaradawi, and 12 entities, among them Qatari-funded charities Qatar Charity and Eid Charity, were named.

The announcement increases pressure on Qatar in a diplomatic and economic campaign to isolate the small Gulf Arab state, which is a critical global supplier of gas and hosts the biggest US military base in the Middle East. It follows a previous...Read more...