July 2011
Middle East Reporter (Weekly Edition);7/2/2011, Vol. 140 Issue 1258, p8
The article reports on the launch of the National Reconciliation Dialogue in line with the calls issued by King Hamad bin Issa al-Khalifa to overcome the dispute between the government and the Shiite opposition in Manama, Bahrain. It states that the Shiite had led a protest for greater rights and harsh crackdowns on disagreement in the strategic Gulf kingdom. However, the biggest Shiite party, Al Wefaq, decided to join in the government-led talk with aims to end political divisions.


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