Saudis say 8 suspected al Qaeda members surrender

Saudis say 8 suspected al Qaeda members surrender Riyadh: Saudi Arabia says eight suspected al Qaeda members wanted by security authorities have turned themselves in and are being investigated.

Interior Ministry spokesman Maj Gen Mansour al-Turki said in a statement today that one of the suspects was among the kingdom's 85 most-wanted fugitives.

He did not say when the eight turned themselves in but said they have been reunited with their families.

Al-Turki said the suspects' return to Saudi Arabia was arranged with authorities in the countries they had fled to, and that Interpol had been informed.

Many al Qaeda militants fled to neighbouring Yemen after a crackdown in the kingdom, then carried out cross-border attacks from a new base there to threaten the monarchy that rules Osama bin Laden's homeland.