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Anti-government protesters clash with police in Bahrain

Wednesday, January 06, 2016 - 00:54

Violent demonstrations after the Saudi execution of a Shi'ite cleric continue, this time in Bahrain. Julie Noce reports.

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Anti-government protesters clash with police in southern Bahrain over Saudi Arabia's execution of a Shi'ite cleric last week. The Saudi interior ministry said Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr and 46 other people were executed after being convicted of plotting and carrying out terrorist attacks. The executions caused outrage amongst Shi'ites across the Middle East. Bahrain along with Sudan and Kuwait joined Saudi Arabia in cutting ties with Iran after attacks on the Saudi embassy in Tehran. Saudi diplomats from the embassy there returned to Riyadh on Tuesday. Similarly, the Saudi Foreign Minister said the Iranian envoy in Riyadh had been asked to quit. Tensions between mainly Shi'ite Iran and Saudi Arabia's Sunni monarchy have run high for years as they backed opposing forces in wars and political conflicts throughout the region.

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Anti-government protesters clash with police in Bahrain

Wednesday, January 06, 2016 - 00:54