Arab unrest: As it happened

Key points

  • Around 100,000 people are protesting in Cairo's Tahrir Square, demanding an end to military rule; a rival rally is also being staged in the Egyptian capital
  • Egypt's newly appointed prime minister, Kamal Ganzouri, has appealed to protesters to give him a chance as he works on forming a new cabinet
  • A deadline has expired for the Syrian government to allow in an Arab League observer mission or face sanctions
  • The BBC has obtained first hand evidence that the struggle for democracy in Syria is becoming an armed insurgency
  • Turnout is reported to be low so far in Morocco's parliamentary elections, the first since reforms were introduced in wake of Arab Spring uprisings
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