Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Saudi Arabia

Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Saudi Arabia

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See also, Information Technology, Petroleum affairs, Regional affairs, Afghanistan

2002

Oct. 16: Reports that Princess Hayfa al-Faysal's charitable contributions assisted two of the terrorists involved in the September 11, 2001 attacks strain relations between the US and Saudi Arabia. [WSJ, 10/16]

Oct. 23: Censors in Saudi Arabia banned editions of the London based al-Hayat newspaper because it contained an open letter drafted by 67 American intellectuals defending the US campaign against terrorism. [WP, 10/24]

Dec. 3: In response to allegations of Saudi charities assisting terrorism, Saudi Arabia disclosed recent measures it had employed to prevent money from reaching terrorists. [WSJ, 12/4]

During a press conference in Washington, Saudi foreign policy advisor 'Adil al-Jubayr denounced US critics of Saudi Arabia, saying, "Our faith has been maligned in ways that I did not expect Americans to ever do." [FT, 12/4]

A Saudi report released details steps the Saudi government had taken to keep better track of charities. Billions of dollars flow through Saudi Arabian charitable organizations each year, and some of this money may have ended up in terrorist organizations. …

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