Syria: Residents of Daraa, the town at the heart of Syrian anti-government protests, discovered a mass grave today containing thirteen bodies. The Interior Ministry has denied that the grave exists, while Syrian state TV referred to reports of the grave as a “campaign of incitement, slandering, and news fabrication” by the media. British Minister of State for the Armed Forces Nick Harvey said there is a strong possibility that the International Criminal Court will issue an arrest warrant to President Bashar al-Assad for his role in the repression of protestors.
Libya: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov informed Libyan envoys in Moscow that the country must comply with all stipulations of UN resolution 1973. He requested that the Libyan authorities end all operations against civilians and fully implement the resolution. NATO launched new air strikes this morning, targeting the police headquarters and the Ministry for Inspection and Popular Control in Tripoli. The two buildings are located near Muammar Gaddafi’s residence in Bab al-Aziziya.
Yemen: A number of Republican Guard soldiers have joined demonstrators in the capital Sana’a, where hundreds of thousands marched to demand the downfall of President Ali Abdullah Saleh's regime. In Taiz, thousands took to the streets to condemn the use of violence against demonstrators. The protest movement’s leaders have rejected attempts by the Gulf Cooperation Council to end the crisis. They say the GCC initiatives do not meet the demands of the Yemeni people.