Saudi Arabia Donates $100M to UN Anti-Terror Center

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RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia has announced a further donation of $100 million to set up a United Nations center for fighting terrorism, Saudi media reported on Thursday.

Saudi Arabia signed an agreement with the UN in 2011 to create the center and the oil-rich Gulf monarchy has already donated $10 million towards its launch.

"I announce a donation from the kingdom of Saudi Arabia of $100 million to support this center and work for its activation under the umbrella of the United Nations," King Abdullah said in a speech marking Eid al-Fitr, the holiday celebrating the end of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan, quoted by official news agency SPA.

The king called on the international community to support the center "to get rid of the forces of hatred, extremism and criminality."

Abdullah floated the idea for the center in 2005. Saudi Arabia was hit by a wave of attacks attributed to al-Qaida militants between 2003 and 2005, and has made fighting terrorism one of its top priorities

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