Latest developments in Arab world's unrest

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Posted: Apr 01, 2011 3:17 PM
Latest developments in Arab world's unrest

A look at the latest developments in political unrest across the Middle East on Friday:

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LIBYA

Libya's rebels will agree to a cease-fire if Moammar Gadhafi pulls his military forces out of cities and allows peaceful protests against his regime, an opposition leader says as rebels show signs that their front-line organization is improving.

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SYRIA

Thousands of Syrians shouting "We want freedom!" take to the streets around the country, defying security agents who try to beat them back with gunfire, tear gas and batons, witnesses and activists say. At least three people are killed, bringing the death toll from two weeks of protests to at least 75.

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YEMEN

Hundreds of thousands of Yemenis pack a square in the capital and march in villages and cities across the nation in what appears to be the largest demonstrations in more than a month of demands the country's longtime ruler step down.

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EGYPT

Thousands of people fill Cairo's Tahrir Square to call for Egypt's military rulers to harshly punish members of ex-President Hosni Mubarak's former administration.

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OMAN

Witnesses say Omani police use tear gas and water cannons to disperse hundreds of protesters demanding the release of people detained in crackdowns by security forces.

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JORDAN

Police separate hundreds of government supporters and pro-reform activists holding rival rallies outside the municipal offices in the capital, Amman.

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BAHRAIN

Blogger Mahmoud al-Youssef, a fierce critic of the government, says he is free after a day in custody.

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TUNISIA

Police fire tear gas at stone-throwing youths in the capital after a demonstration by hundreds of people protesting the country's secular rule.