Anti-Government Protesters in Bahrain

Reject talks aimed at easing tensions


Riot police in Bahrain fired tear gas and stun grenades at anti-government protesters whose chants included calls to reject proposed talks aimed at easing nearly two years of unrest in the Gulf nation.

Thursday's clashes were relatively small, with several hundred protesters demonstrating near Sitra, south of the capital Manama. But they highlight the divides among Bahrain's Shiite-led opposition over whether to accept the Sunni monarchy's offers for dialogue.