Saudi Arabia, major producer of oil, was the only Middle Eastern country to escape the protests. That has just changed:
Saudi police opened fire Thursday to disperse a protest in the section where minority Shiites live, leaving at least one man injured, as the government toughened its efforts to prevent a wave of unrest sweeping the Arab world from reaching the kingdom.
Pan-Islamism now stretches from as far West as Morocco to now the Persian Gulf. The implications for Iran and Israel are not good.
News from The Associated Press