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Trial Begins for Opposition Leader in Bahrain

Bahrain's top opposition leader went on trial Wednesday on charges of promoting the violent overthrow of the political system, a case that has riled his followers and inflamed unrest in the Sunni-ruled Gulf Arab state. Sheikh Ali Salman's detention after a protest rally in December sparked violent demonstrations in Bahrain, with protesters throwing iron bars and stones at security forces who fired tear gas, rubber bullets and bird shot. Washington, a close ally of Manama, has...

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