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Flashpoint in the Gulf Tiny Bahrain Poses Big Headache for the West

The Arab revolution has reached the tiny Gulf state of Bahrain, where Sunni rulers control a majority Shiite population. Western nations are following the protests with concern: If the unrest spreads to the Shiite minority in neighboring Saudi Arabia, it could affect the world's most important oil-producing region.
Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan