Saudi gentrifies Shiite old quarter after crushing revolt | 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.

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Today in History for February 22nd

Highlights of this day in history: George Washington, America’s first president, is born; Iraqi insurgents destroy a Shiite shrine’s golden dome; the ‘Miracle on Ice’ during the 1980 Winter Olympics; Pop artist Andy Warhol dies. (Feb. 22)

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Revolution in Iran, episode 1: The fall of the shah

This year marks 40 years since Iran’s 1979 Islamic Revolution, when 2,500 years of monarchy gave way to a Shiite supreme leader. In part 1 of this AP series, reporters recall the shah’s ouster.

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Netanyahu warns Hezbollah over ‘precision missiles’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warns Hezbollah “not to think twice but at least 20 times before deciding whether to attack Israel,” after the Shiite movement said it had acquired “precision missiles”.

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Highlights of this day in history: George Washington, America’s first president, is born; Iraqi insurgents destroy a Shiite shrine’s golden dome; the ‘Miracle on Ice’ during the 1980 Winter Olympics; Pop artist Andy Warhol dies. (Feb. 22)

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