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Bahrain Shias Protest Against Closer Ties With Saudi Arabia

May 19, 2012


Bahrain Protests: Shias Rally Against Closer Ties With Saudi Arabia — The Guardian

Tens of thousands of Shia protesters demonstrate against further integration between Sunni rulers of Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.

Tens of thousands of mainly Shia protesters in Bahrain have joined a march to denounce proposals for closer ties between the unrest-torn Gulf kingdom and neighbouring Saudi Arabia.

There were no immediate reports of violence, but the large turnout on Friday points to strong opposition to further integration between the Sunni rulers of Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. Gulf leaders this week delayed a decision on the proposals.


More News On Bahrain Shiites Protesting Against Closer Ties With Saudi Arabia

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Iranians rally against Bahraini rulers’ move to forge closer ties with their Saudi backers — Washington Post/AP
Iranian Protesters Denounce Saudi-Bahrain Union Plan — Radio Free Europe