Latest developments in Arab world's unrest

AP News
Posted: Apr 14, 2011 6:22 PM



Moammar Gadhafi rolls defiantly through the streets of Tripoli, pumping his fists as he pokes through the sun roof of a sport utility vehicle on the same day that NATO airstrikes shake the city. The alliance's foreign ministers, while united in their aim to pressure the Libyan leader to go, argue at a meeting over whether to step up military operations that have so far failed to rout him.



Egypt's military rulers promise to review the cases of young protesters jailed in the aftermath of Hosni Mubarak's ouster, a gesture aimed at easing spiraling tension between the pro-reform movement and the generals overseeing the country's transition.



Syria's president orders the release of hundreds of detainees involved in a month of protests seeking to wrest political freedoms from one of the Middle East's most repressive governments.



Bahrain's government orders the country's biggest Shiite party to be dismantled for "threatening peace" in the Gulf kingdom after weeks of Shiite-led anti-government protests against the Sunni rulers.