Profile pays Saudi pair damages

<p>Profile Books has been forced to pay damages and pulp all remaining copies of its title <em>Unknown Soldiers</em> after agreeing that it had defamed two Saudi Arabian businessmen.</p><p>Profile and author Matthew Carr accepted in open court that allegations made in Carr&#39;s book against father and son Sheikh Khalid Bin Mahfouz and Sheikh Abdulrahman Bin Mahfouz were untrue. The book alleged that the Bin Mahfouzs were involved with charities which gave funds to Al-Qaeda.</p><p>Carr and Profile also agreed to post an apology to the Bin Mahfouzs on Profile&#39;s website and pay unspecifie...

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