Qatar regulates charities amid Western concern over Islamic State funding

By REUTERS
September 16, 2014 18:56

 
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DOHA - Qatar has issued a new law to regulate charities in the Gulf state amid growing concern in the West over funding received by Islamic State militants.

Local media said the Qatari ruler, Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, approved the law on Monday aimed at charity organizations involved in politics, as well as those that sent money abroad or received foreign financing.

The Peninsula, an English language newspaper in Doha, said charities that defied the regulators could be shut down. Those violating the law also faced up to three years in jail and a 100,000 Qatar riyal ($27,464) fine, it said.

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