Libya: NATO warplanes launched over 20 air strikes in Tripoli today in one of the most violent daytime operations to date. Opposition forces say they have made significant ground gains and are now advancing west toward the capital of Tripoli. Russian envoy Mikhail Margelov was sent to Benghzi to hold diplomatic talks with leaders of the Transitional National Council as well as Gaddafi’s regime to help find a political solution to the ongoing conflict.
Syria: Activists confirmed that a large number of military vehicles are headed to the region of Jisr Shughour in Syria's northwestern Idlib province to quell pro-democracy protests. The Syrian government announced that the opposition killed over 120 security members in the region, referring to the rebels as "armed terrorist groups." French Foreign Minister Alain Juppé said France is ready to submit a draft resolution to the UN Security Council to condemn Damascus for what he described as the brutal repression of protests.
Yemen: A representative of the Yemeni youth revolution said that a march would be launched this afternoon from Sana’a’s Change Square to demand that President Ali Abdullah Saleh not return from Saudi Arabia. Amid conflicting reports on Saleh’s return, the Gulf Cooperation Council will commence yet another attempt at mediation. Saudi Arabia expressed hope that this time all parties will sign the new power-transfer initiative. US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton stated that an immediate transition of power is in the best interest of the Yemeni people.