Syrian troops kill four people while storming a mosque that has became a focal point for protesters in the besieged southern city of Daraa, and security forces in Damascus keep dozens of women from marching on parliament to urge President Bashar Assad to end his crackdown on a six-week-old uprising.
NATO powers reject Moammar Gadhafi's call for a cease-fire and negotiations, saying they need "actions not words," and aid ships are prevented from docking in a besieged coastal city while the alliance sweeps the port for mines.
Human Rights Watch says two mines have been destroyed by NATO forces combing the Misrata port while a third is being closely monitored. The alliance says the process will take time.
Yemen's embattled president backs away from a mediated deal that would have seen him step down in exchange for legal immunity, and his forces kill four people while pushing hundreds of anti-government demonstrators out of a square where they had been camped, witnesses say.
Bahrain's authorities take broad swipes at Iran, accusing Iranian-based hackers of trying to crack into a government website and urging a boycott of Iranian goods in retaliation for alleged interference in the island kingdom's unrest.