Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Hundreds of protesters in Bahrain injured by shotgun blasts and clubs

King announces statement of emergency: Other Gulf leaders have urged Bahrain’s king not to give ground, fearing that gains by
Bahrain’s Shiite Muslims could offer a window for Iran to expand its influence on the Arab side of the Gulf. There are also worries that political concessions could embolden more protests against their own regimes, which have already confronted pro-reform cries in Oman, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia.

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