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Saudi Market Is Off 7%

And this article from is the article everyone's looking at. It's about Saudi Arabia sending tanks into Bahrain: Pro-democracy protests in Bahrain have shown no sign of decline after almost two weeks. The protesters are demanding the resignation of the government, constitutional reforms and the king s abdication. Witnesses said that the causeway was blocked as "15 tank carriers carrying two tanks each were heading towards Bahrain," Egypt s al-Masry al-Youm daily reported in its latest edition. Given the popular protests in the Persian Gulf kingdom, the transfer of the military hardware from Saudi Arabia to Bahrain seems highly unusual, commuters traveling along the 25-km causeway said. The development follows a decision by the Bahraini military on Saturday to withdraw their vehicles out of the capital s Pearl Square after a deadly police attack on protesters, a condition the opposition had set to begin talks. The arrival of tanks from Saudi Arabia also occurs on the eve of yet another scheduled pro-democracy rally on Tuesday organized by the Bahraini opposition and protesters in Manama s flashpoint Pearl Square.