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Gaddafi clings on in Libya and unrest continues in Oman, Yemen, Bahrain and Tunisia

Gabriela Pomeroy | 09:39 UK time, Monday, 28 February 2011

 

Libya

 

Hillary Clinton has flown into Geneva to meet other foreign ministers today to talk about the crisis in Libya.

Colonel Gaddafi is clinging to power in Tripoli but seems increasingly cornered as rebels take over town by town. More army officers defected over the weekend in nearby Az Zawiya and an interim government in Benghazi is getting on with running things.  Even the Colonel's "voluptuous blonde" Ukrainian nurse has gone home.

Hillary Clinton said: "We've been reaching out to many different Libyans who are attempting to organize in the east and as the revolution moves westward there as well ... we're going to be ready and prepared to offer any kind of assistance."

A refugee humanitarian crisis is growing as thousands of people head for the Libya Tunisia border each day.

And the wave of protests continues elsewhere in the Middle East today. In Oman, people are out on the streets again after clashes with police over the weekend. Hundreds blocked the road to an oil refinery calling for wealth to be shared, and hundreds more gathered in the central Globe roundabout.

In Yemen, tens of thousands of people have been demonstrating today calling for President Ali Abdullah Saleh to go. In Tunisia, huge rallies over the weekend led to the resignation of the new prime minister. And in Bahrain, hundreds of anti-government protesters have blocked access to the parliament today.

What do you think western foreign ministers should decide at their meeting today? And if you're in any of these countries, what is your experience of the unrest ?

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