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Bahrain’s Shia opposition set to talk to rulers

MANAMA: The Shia opposition groups in Bahrain seeking to loosen the Sunni monarchy’s grip on power said Thursday they are ready to negotiate with the Gulf nation’s rulers about political change after weeks of protests. The two-week standoff, in which seven protesters were killed, has rattled one of the wealthiest corners of the Middle East, …


Bahrain’s protesters struggle to define goals

MANAMA: Bahrain’s royal rulers have been saying for more than a week they are willing to talk with what has proved to be a resilient opposition movement. They have made little headway so far. Rather than sit down at the negotiating table, anti-government protesters have been amplifying their calls for change by staging thousands-strong daily …


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