Bahraini hardline Shi'ite groups demand republic

MANAMA - Three Bahraini hardline Shi'ite

Muslim groups, including the leading Haq movement, said on
Tuesday they had created a new movement aiming at converting
Bahrain's monarchy into a republic.
"This tripartite coalition adopts the choice of bringing
down the existing regime in Bahrain and the establishment of a
democratic republican system," the three groups said in a joint