Latest developments in Arab world's unrest

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Posted: Apr 10, 2011 6:21 PM
Latest developments in Arab world's unrest

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LIBYA

A delegation of African leaders says Moammar Gadhafi accepts their "road map" for a cease-fire with rebels, whom they will meet with Monday. They met hours after NATO airstrikes battered Gadhafi's tanks, helping Libyan rebels push back government troops that had been advancing quickly toward the opposition's eastern stronghold.

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EGYPT

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak speaks publicly for the first time since his ouster, denying allegations that he used his position to amass wealth and property. Hundreds of protesters occupying the heart of Cairo shout for him to be brought to trial.

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SYRIA

Syrian security forces and pro-government gunmen kill four protesters in the port city of Banias after the army seals off the city as hundreds of protesters gathered, undaunted by the regime's use of deadly force to quell more than three weeks of unrest, witnesses say. State TV reports that nine soldiers are killed in an ambush near the city.

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YEMEN

A regional bloc of oil-rich Arab nations along the Gulf, including powerful Saudi Arabia, calls on Yemen's president to give up power as part of a deal with the protest movement demanding for his ouster after 32 years, a Gulf diplomat said. Tens of thousands of protesters marched in the capital, Sanaa.

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UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

Authorities detain two more activists, including one of the country's most outspoken academics, who were advocating democratic reforms in the oil-rich Gulf nation where most political activity is banned, a lawyer says.