Mobile  |  About us  |  Photos  |  Videos  |  Subscriptions  |  RSS Feeds  |  Today's Paper  |  Classifieds  |  Contact Us
The Daily Star
SATURDAY, 19 APR 2014
03:11 PM Beirut time
Weather    
Beirut
27 °C
Blom Index
BLOM
1,214.01down
Middle East
Follow this story Print RSS Feed ePaper share this
Thousands join Bahrain protest rally before talks
Associated Press
Protesters hold banners with sign "No U Turn" meaning "No Returning Back" and hold Bahraini flags as they participates in a rally organised by Bahrain's main opposition society Al Wefaq, in Budaiya west of Manama, Bahrain, February 6, 2013. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed
Protesters hold banners with sign "No U Turn" meaning "No Returning Back" and hold Bahraini flags as they participates in a rally organised by Bahrain's main opposition society Al Wefaq, in Budaiya west of Manama, Bahrain, February 6, 2013. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed
A+ A-

MANAMA: Thousands of protesters in Bahrain are demonstrating against the Gulf nation's monarchy, less than a week before planned talks aimed at easing a two-year political crisis.

Wednesday's march includes some groups favoring the dialogue. But many appear to take a hard line against the Western-backed rulers with harsh slogans, suggesting divisions in the opposition ahead of talks set for next week.

Shiite protesters have increasingly demanded a stronger voice in the affairs of the Sunni-ruled nation, which is home to the U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet. Although the majority in Bahrain, Shiites claim they face systematic discrimination.

Protest gatherings are planned every day until Feb. 14, the second anniversary of the uprising.

Main Shiite political factions have agreed to hold preliminary talks with Sunni officials beginning Sunday.

 
Home Middle East
 
     
 
Bahrain
Advertisement
Comments  

Your feedback is important to us!

We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.

Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.

comments powered by Disqus
Advertisement


Baabda 2014
Advertisement
Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Linked In Follow us on Google+ Subscribe to our Live Feed
Multimedia
Images  
Pictures of the day
A selection of images from around the world- Saturday April 19, 2014
View all view all
Advertisement
Rami G. Khouri
Rami G. Khouri
Why Israeli-Palestinian talks fail
Michael Young
Michael Young
Why confuse gibberish with knowledge?
David Ignatius
David Ignatius
Echoes of 1914 characterize the Ukraine crisis
View all view all
Advertisement
cartoon
 
Click to View Articles
 
 
News
Business
Opinion
Sports
Culture
Technology
Entertainment
Privacy Policy | Anti-Spamming Policy | Disclaimer | Copyright Notice
© 2014 The Daily Star - All Rights Reserved - Designed and Developed By IDS