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Bahrain Opposition Accepts Kuwait's Offer To Mediate

Bahrain's largest Shi'ite opposition group, Wefaq, has accepted Kuwait's offer to mediate in talks with Bahrain's government to lift the tiny kingdom out of its political crisis.

Bahrain on March 16 ended weeks of protests by mostly Shi'ite protesters that had prompted the king to impose martial law.

Jasim Husain, a member of Wefaq, said on March 27 that Kuwait's Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah had offered to mediate between Bahrain's Sunni al-Khalifa ruling family and Shi'ite opposition groups.

compiled from agency reports