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Published: Friday March 7, 2014 MYT 9:20:03 PM
Updated: Friday March 7, 2014 MYT 9:21:18 PM

Saudi Arabia designates Muslim Brotherhood as terrorist group - Interior Ministry

DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia has formally designated the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist group, official Saudi television reported citing a statement by the Interior Ministry.

The kingdom has also designated Nusra Front and the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, whose fighters are battling Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, as terrorist organisations.

The decree was earlier reported on Saudi-owned Al Arabiya television.

(Reporting by Rania El Gamal; Editing by Alison Williams)

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