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Reform Promises More of the Same for Saudi Arabia's Shiites

Jan 24, 2017 | 09:00 GMT
With oil prices hovering around $55 per barrel, Riyadh has been faced with the politically unpleasant task of cutting back on social spending.
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Saudi Arabia has been the de facto leader of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) for most of its existence, boasting the largest economy and population and highest oil production in the bloc. This year, it is leading the GCC's members -- along with the rest of the OPEC cartel --...

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