At least 50 soldiers and pro-government militiamen have been killed in a massive suicide car bombing, in the central province of Hama in Syria, activists allege. Two separate attacks in Damascus reportedly killed several civilians, injuring many.
The Libyan city of Bani Walid is reported to be under heavy attack from pro-government forces and militias. Witnesses say that more civilians are being killed by shelling, while houses are engulfed in flames.
The Libyan army is continuing its assault of the anti-regime stronghold of Bani Walid for the second day. A year after the killing of Colonel Gaddafi the Libyan government seeks to crush the remnants of his loyalist followers entrenched in the town.
Twenty people have been killed and another 200 injured on Friday after tens of thousands of demonstrators hit the streets to protest against an anti-Islam film. Police fired teargas and live ammunition to disperse rioters.