Tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets today in Tunisia, Yemen, Bahrain, and Jordan to demand political reforms.
In Yemen's capital, Sana'a, and the main southern city of Aden, tens of thousands demonstrated to demand that veteran President Ali Abdullah Saleh step down. Daily clashes have killed 15 people and wounded scores in the country this month.
In Tunis, protesters rallied to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Mohamed Ghannouchi's transitional government in the biggest rally since last month's ouster of President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali.
In Bahrain's capital, Manama, the anti-regime campaign entered its 12th day with a mass rally to honor seven victims of a deadly police crackdown last week.
Thousands of opposition activists also rallied in Jordan's capital, Amman, urging authorities to give Jordanians a bigger say in politics, and to denounce violence in which eight people were hurt at a rally last week.
compiled from agency reports