Saturday, January 29, 2011

Saudi monarch condemns Egyptian protestors

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah has reportedly condemned the protesters in Egypt now number hundreds of thousands and massed in big cities. Iran's high leadership is reportedly sympathetic to the demonstrators. Saudi Arabia and Iran are widely believed to be strategic competitors for political influences as well as the hearts and minds of Muslims all over the world , especially the Middle East, the Gulf and North Africa. Western leaders are calibrating and re-calibrating a workable balance between ideological idealism on one hand and political realism on the other. Millions of people worldwide are watching Al Jazeera coverage although many still prefer to follow the unfolding of the historic event and exploration of its direction as well as meaning with BBC and CNN.

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