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Saudi curbs al Qaeda but longterm problem remains

Saudi Arabia has succeeded for now in suppressing al Qaeda but extremist ideology, regional tension and autocratic rule could make Islamist violence a reality for years to come, analysts say. Militants proclaiming allegiance to al Qaeda, headed by Saudi-born Osama bin Laden, launched a campaign in 2003 to topple the U.S.-allied monarchy. But the mini-insurgency, involving attacks on foreign residential compounds and government installations, has largely run out of steam over the past year. Full Story

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