Latest developments in Arab world's unrest

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Posted: Jul 23, 2011 2:54 PM
Latest developments in Arab world's unrest

EGYPT

Groups of men armed with knives and sticks attack protesters trying to march to the headquarters of Egypt's military rulers, setting off fierce street clashes. The clashes come as tensions have been rising between the military council that took control of the country after a popular uprising ousted ex-President Hosni Mubarak and activists who want them to move faster in bringing former regime officials to justice.

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BAHRAIN

A Bahraini cleric says authorities have demolished 30 Shiite mosques during their five-month-old crackdown on dissent in the Sunni-ruled Gulf kingdom. Seyyed Abdullah al-Ghoreifi says 30 Shiite mosques have been destroyed as part of the government's campaign against the Shiite majority demanding greater freedoms and more rights.

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SYRIA

A passenger train derails and catches fire in central Syria, killing the driver. The regime blamed the crash on "saboteurs" tied to the country's four-month-old uprising, but opposition figures dismissed the accusation.