Latest developments in Arab world's unrest

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Posted: May 28, 2011 4:07 PM
Latest developments in Arab world's unrest

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YEMEN

Yemen's president and the country's most powerful tribal leader agree to end five days of urban gunbattles that killed at least 124 people and threatened to push the country into civil war.

The battles began when President Ali Abdullah Saleh's security forces attacked the home of Sheik Sadeq al-Ahmar, a former ally who abandoned the president and joined the protesters calling for his ouster. Armed tribesmen fought back and seized control of the Hassaba neighborhood of the capital, Sanaa.

A tribal mediator says the sides have agreed to withdraw their forces from the neighborhood starting Sunday morning. An aid to al-Ahmar confirms the deal.

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LIBYA

NATO warplanes strike Moammar Gadhafi's compound in Tripoli, as the new rebel administration warns it is fast running out of money because countries that promised financial aid have not come through.

Nearly two dozen Libyan soldiers, including a colonel and other officers, have fled their country in two small boats and taken refuge in neighboring Tunisia.

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SYRIA

Syrian activists call for renewed protests in honor of a 13-year-old boy who allegedly was tortured and killed by security forces. The main Facebook page for the protesters say the boy was "assassinated by treachery." The image of the child's body has outraged Syrians since it was shown on YouTube.

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EGYPT

An Egyptian judge fines Hosni Mubarak and two other former officials $90 million for government-imposed telecommunication disruptions during the popular uprising earlier this year. Internet and mobile phone services were cut for days when hundreds of thousands took to the streets in January to demand the president's ouster.