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U.S. weighs retaliation after Bahrain expels diplomat
U.S. weighs retaliation after Bahrain expels diplomat

The Obama administration weighed retaliation against Bahrain on Tuesday after the Persian Gulf emirate, a strategic U.S. ally, expelled a senior U.S. diplomat for allegedly meddling in its internal affairs. Tom Malinowski, the assistant secretary of State for democracy, human rights and labor, was declared persona non grata Monday when he refused to allow a Bahraini Foreign Ministry official to sit in on meetings with Bahraini opposition groups and individuals. Malinowski had come to Bahrain to try to encourage the Sunni-led government and representatives of its politically weak Shiite majority to negotiate reforms aimed at giving the Shiites greater power. But some in the government...

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