[THS] Protests Spread
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Libya protest deaths 'rise to 84':
The number of people killed in days of growing unrest in Libya rises to 84, according to US-based Human Rights Watch.
Libyan protesters come under aerial fire:
Helicopters have reportedly opened fire at demonstrators in the eastern city of Benghazi on Saturday.
Yemen protests: Five killed at anti-government rallies:
Four people were killed in the southern port city of Aden by gunfire as police moved
to disperse protesters,. In the city of Taiz, one person was killed and many injured
when a grenade was thrown from a car at protesters.
4 Kurdish protesters killed in N Iraq: Video:
A peaceful protest in northern Iraq against the local government of Iraqi Kurdistan
President Masud Barzani has ended in violence with 4 dead and over 50 injured.
Iraqi forces shoot Sulaymanieh students:
Security forces have opened fire on students in the Iraqi University of Sulaymanieh
after they joined popular protests in the Iraqi Kurdistan region, PressTV reported.
Thousands protest in Iraq's Kurdish north over shooting; orphans, widows rally in
Demonstrators thronged streets in northern Iraq Saturday to demand justice over a
deadly shooting at a protest earlier this week. In Baghdad, hundreds of orphans and
widows rallied to call on the government to take care of them.
Two killed in Djibouti protest: ministry:
A protester and a policeman were killed in Djibouti when an unprecedented
opposition demonstration demanding regime change flared up, the interior ministry
said on Saturday.
Protesters back in Bahrain centre:
Thousands of protesters have reoccupied the Pearl roundabout in the capital,
Manama, after troops and riot police retreated from the symbolic centre of their anti-
Gulf may use military force in support of Bahrain's regime:
"Gulf states cannot accept a fundamental and radical change in Bahrain. The
demand for constitutional monarchy cannot be imposed without [natural] political
development," Saudi political analyst Dakheel al-Dakheel said.
Mideast unrest puts US military access in jeopardy:
Popular unrest sweeping the Middle East highlights the US military's reliance on Arab
regimes that offer privileged access to airfields and ports from Cairo to Qatar.
Jordan protest turns violent:
At least eight people have been injured in clashes that broke out in Jordan's capital
between government supporters and opponents at a protest calling for more
freedom and lower food prices.
Moroccans riot ahead of protests:
Police station in Tangier attacked in dispute over utility firm's management a day
before planned countrywide protests.
Omanis rally against corruption, low wages:
About 500 Omanis, mostly youths, staged a peaceful Green March on Friday in the
ministry area in the Al Khuwait District of Muscat, demanding better wages, lower
prices and an end to corruption.
Algerian police thwart new rally:
Algerian police prevent anti-government protesters from staging a march through the
capital - a week after breaking up a similar rally.
Egypt's military says no more strikes, protests:
Egypt's military, running the country's government since the ouster of President
Hosni Mubarak a week ago, said Friday it won't allow continued "illegal" strikes and
protests that have disrupted the economy.
Demonstrators fill Tahrir Square in Egypt to press military for more reforms:
"The people demand the trial of the regime," many chanted, echoing a long-stated
demand by activists who want the deposed president and his allies held accountable.
First new political party in 15 years formed in Egypt:
The interim government will change up to four ministers in a limited cabinet
reshuffle, an Egyptian official was quoted by state media as saying.
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