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Bahrain's clearing of the main protest site in its capital city escalates the conflict between the Sunni ruling family and the majority Shiite protesters.
03/16/2011 09:33 am
In Pictures Protests in Bahrain
Iran's decision to get involved threatens to change the situation from a local dispute into a regional standoff between Sunni Saudi Arabia and Shiite Iran, with Bahrain as the proxy.
03/15/2011 09:57 am
Amid concerns of a Shiite uprising in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia sent troops to support the Sunni monarchy. Bahrain's opposition denounced the move as an 'occupation.'
03/14/2011 12:40 pm
The Bahrain protests go beyond the sectarian prism of Sunni versus Shiite. The ruling Al Khalifa family has been unable to provide Bahrainis the kind of interest-free loans and medical care that some of their neighbors have enjoyed.
02/21/2011 01:33 pm
A record U.S. arms deal with Saudi Arabia is part of an effort to put pressure on Iran, partly by strengthening alliances with oil-rich neighbors also concerned by Iran's rise.
10/06/2010 03:31 pm
Washington has promised to increase development assistance to Yemen to about $63 million this year, but that's dwarfed by Saudi Arabia's pledge of $1.25 billion for its poor, unstable neighbor.
01/21/2010 12:08 pm
The US pledged $900 million, but said the money would not go to Hamas.
03/03/2009 12:00 am
States scramble to protect themselves from skyrocketing energy costs, but measures such as government subsidies are proving ineffective.
07/18/2008 01:00 am
After an Islamist victory in Kuwaiti elections, lawmakers' new agenda reflects a regional debate over the pace of social change as economies surge.
06/18/2008 01:00 am
It was uniquely positioned to broker a deal this week between warring factions in Lebanon.
05/23/2008 01:00 am
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad stops in India Tuesday after visiting Pakistan and Sri Lanka on a trip aimed at inking energy deals and curbing the West's influence.
04/29/2008 01:00 am
Terrorism & Security France takes more assertive role in Gulf with planned military base in the U.A.E.
On a three-day trip, President Nicolas Sarkozy also inked economic and nuclear deals with Gulf states.
01/16/2008 12:00 am
Israel's demand to remove Iran's threat before a Palestinian deal could hamper President Bush's effort for peace.
01/08/2008 12:00 am
Gulf states no longer want to isolate Iran.
01/04/2008 12:00 am