The country’s lawmakers have accepted the resignation of 11 members of parliament associated with Al Wefaq, the largest Shiite opposition party in the country, including the party’s leader, Abduljalil Khalil. The party rejected last month the Sunni-led government’s offer of talks at resolving conflict in the country, which has prompted popular demonstrations, Bloomberg reports. Shiite-led street protests broke out in Bahrain over a month ago to seek democracy and increased civil rights.

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    Ivy Mungcal

    As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.