Latest developments in Arab world's unrest

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Posted: Apr 16, 2011 5:58 PM
Latest developments in Arab world's unrest

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LIBYA

Moammar Gadhafi's forces pour rocket fire into Misrata, the only western city still in rebel hands, and weary residents who have endured more than a month of fighting angrily lash out at NATO for failing to halt the deadly assault. In eastern Libya, fierce fighting leaves seven rebels dead, 27 wounded and four missing as the anti-Gadhafi forces seek to push toward the strategic oil town of Brega, a hospital supervisor says.

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SYRIA

Bowing to pressure from a popular uprising, Syria's president promises to end nearly 50 years of emergency rule next week but couples his concession with a stern warning _ that further unrest will be considered sabotage.

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EGYPT

A court orders the dissolving of Egypt's former ruling party, meeting a major demand of the protesters who want to ensure that the party that monopolized the country's politics and government for decades is definitively broken after the fall of President Hosni Mubarak.

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ALGERIA

Islamist extremists attack an army post and kill at least 13 soldiers watching the Algerian president's televised speech promising reforms, security officials say. Two militants in the group were killed by soldiers.

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YEMEN

Yemen's anti-government movement takes up the issue of women's rights in the conservative Muslim nation, as thousands of demonstrators seeking the president's ouster denounced his comments against the participation of women in protest rallies.