Libya: Opposition forces stormed Colonel Muammar al-Gaddafi's residence at the Bab al-Aziziya compound after hours of intense fighting. The opposition achieved additional military gains in the east and took control of the port of Ras Lanuf, pushing Gaddafi's supporters to the outskirts of Bin Jawad. However, in a surprising move, Saif al-Islam al-Gaddafi, who was reportedly arrested two days ago, appeared in front of the media last night affirming that his father and his family are in Tripoli. NATO is continuously bombing the Bab al-Aziziya compound in the hopes of forcing Gaddafi and his family out of hiding.
Syria: The UN Human Rights Council adopted a draft resolution calling for the formation of an independent committee to investigate human rights violations in Syria. The draft resolution was proposed by the US, the EU, and the four Arab countries at the council (Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and Kuwait). Russia, China, and Cuba opposed the resolution. On the ground, a UN team has arrived in the city of Idlib. The visit coincided with a protest rally that was held on city streets demanding the downfall of the regime.
Bahrain: Rights groups have condemned the Bahraini regime and state-linked firms for unlawfully terminating 2,500 Bahraini employees for participating in nation-wide protests against the ruling Al Khalifa dynasty. The state employees were dismissed from their jobs on Tuesday. Meanwhile, 40 people detained in connection with anti-regime protests have been formally charged after spending several months in custody. The charges include "illegal assembly" and "trying to distort Bahrain's image."