Macon
Current: 53 °
Overcast
High: 59
Low: 50
Wind: 13 MPH
Pressure: 30.02
Humidity: 96%
Warner Robins
Current: 54 °
Overcast
High: 61
Low: 51
Wind: 8 MPH
Pressure: 30.02
Humidity: 94%
Dublin
Current: 54 °
Overcast
Wind: 9 MPH
Pressure: 30.02
Humidity: 100%
Customize your weather results

Bahrain opposition, future king hold rare meeting

Tools
  • Print
  • 0 Comments
By AP

Created:

Updated: Wed, 15 Jan 2014 10:15:44 EST

MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — Bahrain's state television has broadcast images of the crown prince meeting with top opposition leaders one week after reconciliation talks were suspended.

Shiite opposition bloc al-Wefaq released a statement Monday after the face-to-face with Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa saying that it hoped the meeting would result in concrete steps.

A participant in the talks, who spoke anonymously because of the sensitivity of the situation, said no foreign diplomats attended the meeting that took place at the prince's palace. Bahrain is home to the U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet.

It was the first time in nearly three years that a member of the ruling family met opposition leaders.

Shiites in Bahrain began protesting in early 2011 to seek greater political rights from the Gulf Arab nation's Sunni rulers.

What's on WGXA

What's On Now

10:00 AM - Weekend Market Place

What's On Next

12:00 PM - A Mother's Joy

Tonight

8:00 PM UFC on FOX

10:00 PM WGXA Weekend News

10:30 PM How I Met Your Mother

What's On Now

10:00 AM - Crook & Chase

What's On Next

11:00 AM - Paid Program

Tonight

7:00 PM The Ten Commandments