Bahrain's 'Farce' of an Election Heads to Run-off as Israel Signals Warming Ties

Activists had called for a boycott of this vote, describing it as a 'farce,' amid a crackdown on dissent by the ruling Al Khalifa family

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Bahrain Financial Harbor, left, and Bahrain World Trade Center in the diplomatic area of Manama, Bahrain, February 28, 2018.
Bahrain Financial Harbor, left, and Bahrain World Trade Center in the diplomatic area of Manama, Bahrain, February 28, 2018.Credit: Hamad I Mohammed/ REUTERS

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