Dictatorship shows signs of negotiation as protests flare but Bahrain opposition welcomes new talks. Bahrain’s oil economy left out majority Shiites
Bahrain opposition welcomes talks call
Bahrain’s Shiite opposition on Saturday welcomed a call for dialogue made by Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad al-Khalifa, saying it was ready to talk in an effort to solve the Gulf kingdom’s political crisis. The opposition, led by the main Shiite Al-Wefaq grouping, said it “looks favourably”.