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From TheJournal.ie King of Jordan calls on Assad to step down in Syria's 'interest' Syria

King of Jordan calls on Assad to step down in Syria's 'interest'

Arab states are increasing pressure on the Syrian president over his government’s violent crackdown on political protesters.

From TheJournal.ie Syria calls for Arab summit on deepening unrest Syria

Syria calls for Arab summit on deepening unrest

Saturday’s raids on the Saudi and Qatari raids have been condemned while thousands of pro-regime supporters take to the streets.

From TheJournal.ie Syrian violence takes an even bloodier turn Syria

Syrian violence takes an even bloodier turn

Syrians have been snatched from their homes and killed during Syria’s bloodiest month yet in its eight-month-old uprising.

From TheJournal.ie Syria plants land mines on Lebanese border Crackdown

Syria plants land mines on Lebanese border

A Syrian official has claimed that the mines are meant to prevent arms smuggling across the border.

From TheJournal.ie Tunisia set to vote in first free elections Democracy

Tunisia set to vote in first free elections

Tunisian men and women go to the polls today in the first free elections since the country gained independence from France in 1956.

From TheJournal.ie Libyan rebels tighten grip on loyalist stronghold Sirte Libya

Libyan rebels tighten grip on loyalist stronghold Sirte

Revolutionary fighters have taken control of most of the town, one of the last remaining Gaddafi loyalist holdouts.

From TheJournal.ie Yemen president says he wants to step down Yemen

Yemen president says he wants to step down

Ali Abdullah Saleh’s regime has been rocked by months of violent protests.

From TheJournal.ie Mubarak trial continues in Cairo following clashes inside courtroom Hosni Mubarak

Mubarak trial continues in Cairo following clashes inside courtroom

Police had to separate victims’ lawyers from Mubarak’s defence team this morning as the third hearing of the ousted president’s trial gets underway.

From TheJournal.ie Mubarak declared fit to stand trial in front of a large audience Egpyt

Mubarak declared fit to stand trial in front of a large audience

Stadium-style seating has been promised at Cairo’s Convention Centre for the trial. The audience is likely to include relatives of 850 killed during the uprising. Critics doubt the trial will go ahead.

From TheJournal.ie Syrian forces open fire on funeral procession Syria

Syrian forces open fire on funeral procession

Ten people were killed when security forces opened fire on a funeral procession today.

From TheJournal.ie Column: 'Writing is a way to fight those who want people silenced' Opinion

Column: 'Writing is a way to fight those who want people silenced'

Libyan author Hisham Matar, whose father was ‘disappeared’ by Gaddafi 21 years ago, says writing is a political act – and that the Irish know that better than anyone.

From TheJournal.ie Syrian leader blames unrest on "saboteurs" Syria

Syrian leader blames unrest on "saboteurs"

Opposition claims that over 1,400 have been killed since protests began mid-March.

From TheJournal.ie Switzerland to freeze millions of assets linked to Gaddafi, Mubarak and Ben Ali Assets

Switzerland to freeze millions of assets linked to Gaddafi, Mubarak and Ben Ali

Potentially illegal assets worth around €649m linked to Gaddafi and ousted Tunisian and Egyptian leaders have been identified by Swiss authorities.

From TheJournal.ie Six civilians killed as Gaddafi forces pound city of Misrata Libya

Six civilians killed as Gaddafi forces pound city of Misrata

Six civilians have been killed today, as Gaddafi’s forces aimed an unrelenting campaign of shelling and sniper fire on the rebel-stronghold of Misrata.

From TheJournal.ie Six top opposition activists arrested in Bahrain Bahrain

Six top opposition activists arrested in Bahrain

As the struggle in Bahrain continues, the Sunni monarchy uses everything at its disposal to retain power – while Shias are hoping their overwhelming population advantage will bring the leadership to its knees.

From TheJournal.ie US imposes sanctions on Libya Libya

US imposes sanctions on Libya

The United States has banned business with Libya’s foreign minister and 16 companies that are owned or controled by the country’s government.

From TheJournal.ie Rebels claim victory over Gaddafi's forces in Misrata Libya

Rebels claim victory over Gaddafi's forces in Misrata

Anti-Gaddafi forces are now said to be battling for the town of Bin Jawad, about 160 kilometers from Gaddafi’s hometown and stronghold.

From TheJournal.ie Gaddafi refuses to resign - and says he will die a martyr if necessary Libya This post contains images

Gaddafi refuses to resign - and says he will die a martyr if necessary

Translators struggle to make sense of his speech to supporters in Tripoli.