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Bombing Exposes Saudi Failure to Curb Sectarian Strains

7 26.05.2015 Инфо

A suicide bombing in Saudi Arabia has exposed the Sunni kingdom's failure to stop sectarianism at home and prompted fears that such tensions can only get worse.
Reuters says Islamic State, which claimed Friday's attack on a Shi'ite mosque, is trying to stir up sectarian confrontation as a way of speeding up the overthrow of the ruling Al Saud.
At stake is the stability of the world's top oil exporter, a U.S. ally that has escaped the post-Arab Spring turmoil tearing up Iraq, Syria and Libya.
Saudi authorities have avoided using openly sectarian terms to describe the Houthis, but many journalists, clerics and social media have.