Bahrain questions opposition leader after expelling U.S. diplomat

July 9, 2014 1:45 PM

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DUBAI (Reuters) - Bahrain interrogated its top opposition leader on Wednesday after expelling a senior U.S. diplomat for meeting him, a remarkable slap at Washington from the ally that hosts the U.S. Navy's Middle East fleet.

U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Tom Malinowski left Bahrain late on Tuesday, the U.S. embassy said, after the foreign ministry ordered him out because he had "intervened flagrantly" in the country's internal affairs by "holding meetings with one party".

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