image King Salman of Saudi Arabia speaks during a meeting with President Barack Obama in the Oval Office of the White House, on Friday, Sept. 4, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Arab powers add Qatari-affiliated institutions to list of terror supporters

Four of the Arab states that severed ties with Qatar this week to protest its support for terror have added dozens of individuals and corporations operating in Qatar to their lists as being associated with terrorism. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, and Bahrain announced that another 59 people had been added to the blacklist, including Muslim Brotherhood spiritual leader Sheikh Yusuf al-Qardawi and 12 institutions. A statement released by the four states said that Qatar claimed that it was fighting terror yet hosted elements that spread terrorism and funded it.