Latest developments in Arab world's unrest

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Posted: Jul 03, 2011 3:32 PM
Latest developments in Arab world's unrest

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LIBYA

Turkey's foreign minister recognizes Libya's rebel leaders as the country's legitimate representatives and promises them an additional $200 million in aid during a visit to an opposition stronghold in eastern Libya. Turkey's show of support for the rebels marks a further policy shift. Initially, NATO member Turkey balked at the idea of military action against the regime of Moammar Gadhafi.

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SYRIA

Syrian forces carry out arrests in the western city of Hama, an opposition stronghold. The arrests come two days after some 300,000 protesters gathered in the city in the largest demonstration yet in a three-month-old anti-government uprising.

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MOROCCO

Around 1,000 pro-democracy demonstrators march through the capital to protest a new constitution that they say fails to deliver reforms. It is the first major protest since Moroccans voted Friday to approve the constitution in a referendum.

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BAHRAIN

Bahrain's highest criminal court adjourns the trial of three former editors for the main opposition newspaper accused of unethical coverage of anti-government protests earlier this year in the Gulf kingdom.