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Bahrain expelling top U.S. official for meeting with Shiite group
Bahrain expelling top U.S. official for meeting with Shiite group

Bahrain announced Monday that it was expelling a top State Department official for meddling in its affairs, sharpening tensions between the Obama administration and a strategically important Persian Gulf ally. The state-run Bahrain News Agency said the government had declared Tom Malinowski, assistant secretary of State for democracy, human rights and labor, persona non grata because he had "intervened flagrantly" in its internal affairs. Malinowski had "held meetings with a particular party to the detriment of other interlocutors, thus discriminating between one people, contravening diplomatic norms and flouting normal interstate relations," the news agency said. The...

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