Latest developments in Arab world's unrest

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Posted: Apr 13, 2011 7:06 PM
Latest developments in Arab world's unrest

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EGYPT

Ousted President Hosni Mubarak and his two sons are detained for investigation of corruption, abuse of power and killings of protesters, bringing cheers of victory from activists who hope it marks a turning point in Egypt's turbulent transition to democracy.

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LIBYA

NATO launches new airstrikes on targets held by Moammar Gadhafi as the rebel movement urged a stronger air campaign that will allow them to advance on Gadhafi's territory. In Tripoli, Gadhafi's finance minister angrily denounces proposals by rebel leaders that they be given some of the regime's assets that were frozen as part of international sanctions.

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SYRIA

Women, children and students take to the streets in Syria, lending their voices to a monthlong uprising that President Bashar Assad insists is the work of a foreign conspiracy. In an apparent attempt to calm the women's demonstration, authorities release about 100 detainees and parade them in front of the protesters, prompting cheers and cries of triumph, a witness says.

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YEMEN

Gunmen loyal to the government attack the forces of the Yemeni president's chief rival, killing one person and raising fears that Yemen's weeks of popular unrest could evolve into pitched battles between factions of the divided military.

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BAHRAIN

Bahrain's Shiite opposition party says another one of its supporters, the fourth to date, has died in police custody. Haji Karim Fakhrawi died in "mysterious circumstances," according to Al Wefaq, Bahrain's main opposition party in the Sunni-ruled Gulf country. His relatives pointed to a body covered in bruises, saying he had died of torture.