Yemen: The recently-formed National Council for the Revolutionary Forces in Yemen will convene its first meeting in the capital Sanaa tomorrow at noon to discuss the council's next steps to mobilize the revolutionary process. On the ground, rival protest rallies were held throughout Yemen. Hundreds of thousands of anti-regime protestors gathered in Sanaa and other Yemeni provinces to express their support for the national council formed by the opposition parties. Meanwhile, supporters of the ruling party gathered at Saleh Mosque in Sanaa to affirm their support for President Saleh and what they referred to as his "constitutional legitimacy."
Libya: Libyan revolutionaries say they have driven forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi out of the strategic western town of Zlitan. They said in a statement today that Zlitan is now under the control of the opposition, but that the fighting is not finished. The town, which is located 150 kilometers from the capital Tripoli, has recently been the scene of fierce fighting between opposition fighters and government troops. According to the opposition, between 40 and 50 regime troops were killed in the ongoing fighting.
Syria: Protests were held today in several cities under the slogan "promise of victory." Meanwhile, EU governments have agreed to impose additional sanctions on Syria. Moscow has opposed the measure and called for granting Assad an opportunity to implement reforms. Turkey has said that it will not demand Assad's resignation at this time, but it has called for the immediate cessation of the crackdown on protestors.