UAE lists Muslim Brotherhood as terrorist organization

By REUTERS
November 15, 2014 18:21

DUBAI - The United Arab Emirates has formally designated the Muslim Brotherhood and local affiliates as terrorist groups, state news agency WAM reported on Saturday citing a cabinet decree.

The Gulf Arab state has also designated Nusra Front and the Islamic State, whose fighters are battling Syrian President Bashar Assad, as terrorist organizations, along with other Shi'ite militant groups such as the Houthi movement in Yemen.Saturday's move echoes a similar move by Saudi Arabia in March and could increase pressure on Qatar whose backing for the group has sparked a row with fellow Gulf monarchies.


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