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Saudi gentrifies Shiite old quarter after crushing revolt

Awamiya, Saudi Arabia | AFP |   Strip malls and palm-dotted boulevards stand in the once bullet-scarred old quarter of Awamiya, a Shiite-majority town on Saudi Arabia’s oil-rich eastern coast where the long-planned facelift fuelled deadly clashes. Until a year ago, Musawara neighbourhood resembled a war zone following skirmishes between militants …

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