Arab world protests at a glance

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Posted: Feb 22, 2011 3:25 PM
Arab world protests at a glance

A summary of Tuesday's developments in the Arab world, as instability and anti-government protests inspired by uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia spread in the region.

LIBYA

Moammar Gadhafi vows to fight on to his "last drop of blood" and tells supporters to take to the streets against protesters after two nights of bloodshed in the capital as his forces tried to crush the uprising that has fragmented his regime.

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BAHRAIN

Tens of thousands of protesters flood the capital Tuesday, demonstrating against the monarchy as the king makes another concession _ a promise to release some political prisoners.

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EGYPT

Egypt's military rulers swear in a new Cabinet that replaces several Mubarak-era ministers

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GAZA

Euphoria spreads through Gaza, where people hope Egypt's new rulers will end the economy-stifling blockade that was supported by Hosni Mubarak's regime.

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JORDAN

Jordan's powerful Muslim Brotherhood vows to resume protests, saying the government did not keep a promise of speedy reforms.

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IRAQ

Thousands marched in the northern city of Sulaimaniyah, demanding political reforms and an investigation of the fatal shootings of two protesters last week.

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SAUDI ARABIA

Saudi Arabia's oil minister says the oil powerhouse has ample spare capacity to offset any supply disruptions.

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YEMEN

About 5,000 anti-government protesters rally in eastern Yemen, calling for the ouster of the president.

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ALGERIA

Algeria's Cabinet approves a plan to lift a state of emergency that has been in place for 19 years, a move is seen as a bid to defuse discontent.