White House chides Yemen, Bahrain gov'ts for violence

WASHINGTON - The White House chided

US allies Yemen and Bahrain on Sunday for violence used
against protesters in those countries and urged both to
exercise restraint.

"We urge the governments of these countries to show

restraint, and to respect the universal rights of their
people," the White House said in a statement.
"We urge the government of Bahrain to pursue a peaceful and
meaningful dialogue with the opposition rather than resorting
to the use of force."