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Pro-Western Gulf states fear Iraq violence spillover

The pro-Western monarchies of the Gulf, Sunni-ruled but with significant Shiite communities, are increasingly fearful of a spillover of the sectarian violence raging in neighbouring Iraq. Shiites, in the minority in all but the small island state of Bahrain, say the Gulf states’ immense oil wealth has helped to prevent the acute sense of grievance fuelled in Iraq by the oppressive policies of Saddam Hussein’s Sunni Arab dominated regime. Full Story

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