UN blacklists Osama bin Laden's son Hamza

AFP

The UN Security Council designated Osama bin Laden's son Hamza under its sanctions list, subjecting him to a travel ban, assets freeze and an arms embargo.

It described Hamza bin Laden as "emerging as a leader" in the al Qaeda terror group.

Saudi Arabia also announced its decision to revoke the citizenship of Hamza, the interior ministry said in a statement published by the official gazette.

This comes a day after the US announced a reward of up to $1 million for information on him.

More from International News

On Virgin Radio today

Trending on Virgin Radio

  • ARN News Centre

    Get the latest UAE and world news from our award winning team of journalists. The ARN News Centre is the country's most trusted source of information.

  • Gary Vee on Crypto!

    Gary talks about the latests trends in crypto and why everyone should be getting educated on it!

  • The Kris Fade Show Podcast

    Not in the car so much while Kris, Priti and Rossi are on air? Check out the daily podcast here...

  • Regional Artist Spotlight Podcast

    Hear Maz & James chatting to the featured artists every month with Flash Entertainment.