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Saudis Arrest McDonald's Bomb Suspect

Saudi authorities have arrested a man accused of attempting to firebomb a McDonald’s restaurant, according to local media reports. The unidentified man is said to have thrown a plastic bottle filled with flammable liquid, which was not lit, at the fast-food outlet in the eastern city of Dammam, al-Watan newspaper reported. Employees called the police after noticing the firebomb, which did not cause any injuries or damage. The suspect was arrested following statements from workers and other witnesses, the AFP news agency said. The attack was the second on a McDonald’s restaurant – an American chain – in the past few months. It also comes amid growing anti-American sentiment in Saudi Arabia – traditionally a strong US ally – as the prospect of conflict in Iraq draws closer. Full Story

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