Latest developments in Arab world's unrest

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Posted: Apr 08, 2011 3:50 PM
Latest developments in Arab world's unrest

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SYRIA

A mass protest calling for sweeping changes in Syria's authoritarian regime turns bloody, with the government and protesters both claiming to have sustained heavy casualties as the country's three-week uprising enters a dangerous new phase.

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LIBYA

Anti-government fighters battle forces loyal to Moammar Gadhafi for control of a key roadway in the only major rebel-held city in western Libya, a witness says. International relief efforts are stepped up for civilians caught in the crossfire.

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YEMEN

Yemen's president rejects a mediation offer by Gulf nations that called on him to resign, denouncing the proposal in a speech before tens of thousands of cheering supporters in the capital. Demonstrations around the country demand his ouster and turn bloody in a southern city where three people were shot dead.

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EGYPT

Egypt's protesters step up their challenge to the country's ruling military, as tens of thousands mass demanding it prosecute ousted president Hosni Mubarak and his family for alleged corruption _ and a smaller group test out the army's tolerance with a march on Israel's embassy.

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UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

Authorities in the United Arab Emirates detain a blogger and rights activist who says he's gotten death threats for calling for political freedoms in the Gulf nation.