The tension subsides in Bahrain.
Tense relations between the rulers and the protesters have come to an end in Bahrain. On Wednesday the prevailing martial law was lifted much to the relief of both hostile parties. The tourists too will be welcomed back now that the strict policies against any rowdiness have been taken back.
The King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa has called for dialogue between the government and the pro-democracy agitators. The streets showed signs of peace although police checked cars and individuals for any signs of hanky-panky. The Grand Prix was scheduled to take place in Manama but it had been postponed due to the intervening unrest.