Riot police wield tear gas and stun grenades to disperse a throng of protesters in the Kuwait City suburb of Mishrefs. Strong-armed regimes in the oil-rich Persian Gulf have faced little resistance from Western governments that depend on the region as an energy supplier and as a military deterrent against Iran. (Associated Press)

Riot police wield tear gas and stun grenades to disperse a throng of protesters in the Kuwait City suburb of Mishrefs. Strong-armed regimes in the oil-rich Persian Gulf have faced little resistance from Western governments that depend on the region as an energy supplier and as a military deterrent against Iran. (Associated Press)