Fri Jun 24, 2016 6:38AM
People are seen at a polling station in Belfast, Northern Ireland, June 23, 2016, as the United Kingdom holds a referendum to vote on whether to remain in, or to leave the European Union (EU). (Photo by AFP)
People are seen at a polling station in Belfast, Northern Ireland, June 23, 2016, as the United Kingdom holds a referendum to vote on whether to remain in, or to leave the European Union (EU). (Photo by AFP)

Britons have headed to the polls in a much-anticipated referendum on whether the United Kingdom should remain a member of the European Union (EU) or leave the 28-member bloc.

Separately, Bahrain’s interior ministry has accused the country’s most prominent Shia cleric of seeking the “creation of a sectarian environment” through alleged connections with foreign powers.