|The government of Saudi Arabia, an absolute monarchy without an elected parliament that usually does not tolerate public dissent, denies any discrimination against the Shia community.|
The authorities, however, are increasingly on edge following the anti-governmnent protests sweeping across the Arab world. Last week, King Abdullah returned to Riyadh after a three-month medical absence and unveiled $37bn in benefits for citizens in an apparent bid to insulate the kingdom from protests.
Aljazeera report here.
Saturday, 5 March 2011
Well, Obama and his speechwiters? Let's hear the freedom and democracy stock speech. No? Thought not.
Posted by TONY @oakroyd on 5.3.11