Bahraini women step over a portrait of Bahrain King, Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa during the funeral of Abdul Aziz al-Abbar, on July 6, 2014 in the village of Sanabis, west of Manama.AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED AL-SHAIKH
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Bahrain ordered a top U.S. diplomat to leave the country on Monday, the Foreign Ministry said, after he met with a leading Shiite opposition group.The ministry said in a statement that U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Tom Malinowski is not welcome in Bahrain. Bahrain is home to the U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet. Despite the diplomatic spat, the Foreign Ministry statement said relations between Bahrain and the U.S. remain strong and important.
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