The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and four of its princes cannot be sued for funding Muslim charities that funneled money to al-Qaida in the period leading up to the 2001 terror attacks, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday.

The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals held that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act shields Saudi Arabia, its leaders, a Saudi banker and the Saudi High Commission for Relief to Bosnia and Herzegovina from suit in the United States.

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