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Protesters Clash With Police in Bahrain

Security forces clashed with demonstrators on Friday in what appeared to be among the largest protests in months along a central highway west of Bahrain’s capital, Manama. The Interior Ministry acknowledged that security forces had moved to clear the area but blamed “vandals” for blocking the highway after the funeral. “This led to interference of security forces to bring situation to normal,” it said in a statement. The clashes followed a week in which the government of Bahrain took steps to present a less punitive approach to antigovernment protesters. On Wednesday, the government’s top prosecutor nullified harsh prison terms for medical workers…