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Pro-reform Saudi activists launch political party

• Reuters

Saudi Islamists and opposition activists have launched a political party in a rare challenge to the absolute monarchy, asking King Abdullah for a voice in the Gulf Arab state's governance, its organizers said Thursday.

The move was apparently prompted by popular revolts in the Arab world that toppled Tunisia's president last month and have loosened the grip of Egypt's autocratic leader.

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