(Euronews: 0759 PT, May 6, 2011) Protests have broken out across Syria as thousands heeded calls for a "day of defiance" against the regime. Reports say that security forces killed five pro-democracy demonstrators and wounded dozens more in the city of Homs.
The protests began as Friday prayers ended. A march in Damascus did not last long before it was broken up. One opposition leader, Riad Seif, was arrested with other demonstrators, according to human rights campaigners. Witnesses said security forces fired at protesters just north of the capital, wounding some.
Protest on Syria's 'Day of Defiance'
(France 24: 0617 PT, May 6, 2011) Thousands of anti-regime demonstrators have taken to the streets across Syria following Friday prayers for a "day of defiance." Security forces are out en masse and have reportedly opened fire in at least one town.
(France 24: 0844 PST, April 18, 2011) Tension simmered in Yemen on Monday after a fruitless meeting with Gulf mediators and violent late-night demonstrations in Sanaa. The streets of the capital appeared quiet on Monday following overnight clashes with security forces. Late on Sunday, hundreds of thousands of men and women protested against President Ali Abdullah Saleh's call for an end to men and women demonstrating together against the regime, and called for his departure.
These powerful reports sent by France 24 and Al Jazeera English from inside the besieged Libyan city of Misurata reveal a city where the lines between fighters and civilians have all but disappeared. The siege is now in its seventh week, with the rebel-held parts of the city suffering under constant, heavy bombardment from Gaddafi's forces.
Defiant Rebels Fend Off Gaddafi Forces in Misurata
(France 24: 0827 PST, April 18, 2011) Exclusive France 24 footage depicts the grim reality of urban fighting in the besieged city of Misurata, where Gaddafi's relentless assault has taken a heavy toll on the rebels.
Fighting Continues in Misurata
(Al Jazeera English: 0338 PST, April 15, 2011) Britain is due to hold urgent talks on Libya's humanitarian crisis at the United Nations later on Monday. The besieged city of Misurata is one of the main places of concern. An opposition spokesperson says shelling by Gaddafi's forces on Sunday alone killed at least 17 people.
Al Jazeera has gained access to the city. Cameraman Craig Pennington and corrrespondent Jonah Hull boarded a trawler carrying supplies from Malta, and made the 24 hour voyage to Misurata.
Special Report: With Misrata's Rebels
(France 24: 0841 PST, April 18, 2011) Conditions in the rebel-held Misurata were getting increasingly desperate Sunday, as Muammar Gaddafi's forces bombarded the city for the fourth straight day. Libya's third-largest city has been under siege by pro-Gaddafi troops for seven weeks.
(France 24: 0747 PST, April 14, 2011) France 24 correspondents report from the western Libyan city of Misurata as they follow anti-regime rebels, caught up in a deadly game of cat and mouse with the hidden danger of Muammar Gaddafi's snipers.