A Chance for Saudi Arabia's Shiites

(Washington Post) Scott Wilson - For the first time in 70 years, the Shiites of eastern Saudi Arabia, the only part of the kingdom where they are a majority, are preparing to win a small measure of political power. Inspired by the Shiites' success in Iraq's elections, Shiite leaders say they intend to sweep to victory in municipal voting scheduled for Thursday and begin using the authority of elective office to push for equal rights.

2005-03-03 00:00:00

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