Bahrain's state news agency said the government has suspended reconciliation talks with opposition leaders.
The Bahrain News Agency reported today that the national dialogue talks had been suspended. That comes after a decision in September by Bahrain's main opposition groups to suspend their participation in the reconciliation talks after the detention of a top opposition figure.
Repeated rounds of political talks have failed to significantly close the rifts between the government establishment and opposition factions, which began an uprising in early 2011 to seek greater political rights. More than 65 people have died in the unrest, but rights groups and others place the death toll higher.