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Saudi banks join US sanctions against Sudan

Sanctions add to North African state's isolation and further strain its cash-starved economy.

Last updated: 22 Mar 2014 12:01
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Two major Saudi Arabian banks have joined western financial institutions in cutting off dealings with Sudan.

Al Rajhi and Ahly banks are the latest to stop doing business with the North African state, adding to Sudan's isolation and further straining its cash-starved economy.

The US imposed economic sanctions on Sudan in 1997 over charges of terrorism and human right abuses.

Al Jazeera's Mohammed Adow reports from Khartoum.

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