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US hails ‘positive steps’ by Bahrain monarchy

WASHINGTON – The United States welcomed peacemaking moves by Bahrain’s monarchy Tuesday, as tens of thousands of protesters descended on the heart of the capital Manama in a massive anti-regime rally. The US State Department said it commended steps taken by King Hamad and Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad in…

White House warns on Bahrain protests

WASHINGTON — The White House warned on Wednesday that Bahrain should respect the rights of its citizens to peaceful protest, but declined to discuss whether unrest could impact the US Fifth Fleet base there. President Barack Obama’s spokesman Jay Carney said that the White House was closely watching developments in…

Protesters, police clash in Bahrain on “Day of Rage”

NUWEIDRAT, Bahrain (Reuters) – Protesters clashed with police in Bahrain on Monday as the government tightened security in the Gulf island state for an opposition “Day of Rage” inspired by upheaval in Egypt and Tunisia. Helicopters circled over the capital Manama, where protesters were due to gather later in the…

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