US allies suppress Arab uprising

Violence in Bahrain threatens to undermine talks aimed at ending the crisis that began two years ago after the authorities, with help from a Saudi-led regional force, suppressed an uprising. The Shiite-led opposition has demanded greater political rights from the Sunni monarchy, a United States ally.   Dozens of people were injured and least three were critically wounded as protesters clashed with the riot police on Thursday on the second anniversary of a Saudi-led military intervention in Bahrain.

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