Saudi Arabia

    Hundreds of Shiite Muslims held demonstrations in eastern Saudi Arabia on March 25, The Associated Press says, citing reports from the Saudi news agency Rasid. The protesters were demanding the release of detainees and showed support for fellow Shiites demonstrating against the Sunni monarchy in Bahrain. The protesters also urged the Saudi government to withdraw its troops from Bahrain, the Saudi news agency report says.

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    • Ivy Mungcal

      As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.