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Bahrain: powder keg of the Gulf?

The smallest kingdom in the Arab world is seeing protests against authorities go from strength to strength. The Shiite majority is demonstrating against the Sunni Al Khalifa dynasty, which has ruled Bahrain with an iron fist for two centuries. Shiites say they are victims of social and political discrimination.

By Cédric MOLLE LAURENCON , Adel GASTEL

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