Libyan rebels fight Moammar Gadhafi's forces in close-quarters battles in the city center of Misrata, the last major rebel foothold in western Libya. Government troops pound Misrata with mortar rounds and rocket-propelled grenades, residents say. Seventeen people are killed, an NGO worker and an opposition activist say.
Gunmen open fire during a funeral for a slain anti-government protester, killing at least three people on a day when tens of thousands of people took to the streets nationwide as part of an uprising against the country's authoritarian regime, witnesses and activists say. Syria's state-run news agency later says one policeman is killed and 11 other policemen and security personnel are wounded when an "armed criminal gang" opened fire on them in Talbiseh.
Prosecutors file corruption charges against the former prime minister and two other senior members of the Cabinet that served under ousted President Hosni Mubarak. Ahmed Nazif, ex-Finance Minister Yousef Boutros Ghali and former Interior Minister Habib el-Adly were charged with wasting public money and profiteering. Their prosecution is the latest in a sweeping campaign to bring officials of Mubarak's toppled regime to justice.
Security forces fire on anti-government protesters in Yemen's capital, as hundreds of thousands of marchers _ including many women _ packed cities around the country to denounce the president and remarks he made against women taking part in rallies demanding his ouster.
Two nearly simultaneous attacks by suspected Islamist extremists kill six members of the country's security forces.
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Human rights lawyers say authorities have detained a fourth activist for advocating democratic reforms in the oil-rich Gulf nation. The federation of seven sheikdoms heavily restricts political activity but has been spared the unrest hitting other Arab nations.
Oman says it will spend about 1 billion rials ($2.6 billion) to address demands by protesters for more jobs and state aid. The spending boost is a centerpiece of efforts to quell two months of sporadic demonstrations for more jobs and a greater political voice in the tightly ruled Gulf monarchy.