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State Of Emergency Ends, Talks Promised

June 01 2011


The monarchy of Bahrain has ended an 11-week state of emergency, the Washington Post reports.

The emergency was declared in March in an effort to end anti-government protests.

Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad al-Khalifa also called for talks on political reforms and said the government sought to "fairly balance out the need to maintain law and order with the desire for freedoms."

Various reports say troops and tanks have been pulled from some parts of the capital, Manama,...

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