U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Saudi Arabia's foreign minister have agreed to support a proposed dialogue between the Bahraini government and its opponents.
The State Department said Clinton discussed the unrest in Bahrain in a telephone call with Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal.
The crown prince ordered troops and armored vehicles to withdraw from a square in central Manama where protesters had gathered.
Unrest in the Gulf Arab country follows protests that toppled U.S.-allied governments in Tunisia and Egypt.
compiled from agency reports