Latest developments in Arab world's unrest

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Posted: Jul 07, 2011 3:39 PM
Latest developments in Arab world's unrest

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EGYPT

An Egyptian prosecutor charges 25 Mubarak-era officials with manslaughter, attempted murder and assault for their part in organizing a February attack on anti-regime protesters in which assailants on horses and camels charged into crowds. Those to stand trial included the speakers of parliament's two chambers, lawmakers from Hosni Mubarak's ruling party, Cabinet ministers and business people.

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LIBYA

NATO denies a Libyan government charge that the alliance is intentionally using its airstrikes to assist rebel advances, saying it is sticking to its mandate to protect civilians.

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SYRIA

Syrian protesters hurl stones and set roadblocks of burning tires against government forces trying to enter the opposition stronghold of Hama, nearly a week after a massive protest erupted in the city against the regime of President Bashar Assad. Dozens of families flee Hama, fearing a full-scale crackdown by Assad's troops.

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YEMEN

Yemen's embattled president, who is undergoing treatment in Saudi Arabia, lashes out at opponents seeking to drive him from power, but makes no mention of a possible return to his country. The pre-recorded TV address is his first public appearance since he was injured last month in a blast at his palace compound. The attack has left him appearing stiff and weakened.