Man shot dead as police clash with Shiites in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabian police shot dead a Shiite protester in the country's oil-producing east late on Thursday, local activists said on Friday, bringing the death toll from clashes in the restive area to 12 this year.


They said police had opened fire on protesters demonstrating about the detention of people from the Qatif district, killing 18-year-old Ali al-Marar and injuring six others. (Reuters)