Saudi Arabia Casts Wary Eye on its Shiites

[Christian Science Monitor] Michael B. Farrell - Over the past decade, Shiites have managed to gain a larger stake in Saudi Arabian society, where they comprise 10-15% of the population. They've seen incremental reforms, getting elected to local councils and being allowed to observe religious holidays openly. But now, with a Sunni-Shiite cold war descending on the region, Saudi Arabia may once again regard its Shiite minority solely as enemies of the state.

2007-01-18 01:00:00

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