Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Saudi king boosts economic benefits

"Saudi Arabia's king on Wednesday ordered billions poured into a development fund that helps Saudis buy homes, get married and start businesses, state TV reported, as the oil-rich nation warily watches the unrest spreading around the Middle East.

The step appeared aimed at shoring up popular support and fending off unrest that has spread to neighboring Bahrain, the first nation in the oil-rich Gulf to experience the region's anti-government upheaval. Much of the unrest is linked to poverty as well as demands for more political freedom."


Maury said...

TEHRAN- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Wednesday expressed outrage at what he said was "unimaginable" repression in Libya, urging world leaders to listen to their people.

"This is unacceptable. Let the people speak, be free, decide to express their will. Do not resist the will of the people," the hardliner said as he told world leaders to "listen, hear and talk" to their people.

Maury said...

Check out the video footage from Libya. Qaddafi is crazier than ever.