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The United States stands with cyber dissidents and democracy activists from the Middle East to China and beyond, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday. She pledged to expand the Obama administration's efforts to foil Internet repression in autocratic states.
Tunisia extended a state of emergency that has been in place since the country's longtime autocratic president was overthrown during an uprising last month, while it ended the curfew imposed during the deadly protests, the Interior Ministry said Tuesday.
Arab leaders on Monday called an annual summit for March 29 after popular uprisings transformed the political landscape of the volatile but long autocratic region.
Seizing momentum from popular revolt in Egypt and Tunisia and Arab uprisings elsewhere, opposition activists in Bahrain staged their own "Day of Rage" on Monday as thousands of protesters took to the streets to demand greater political reform.
The Palestinian prime minister dissolved his Cabinet in an emergency meeting on Monday in what appeared to be a gesture inspired by unrest rocking the Arab world.
House Speaker John A. Boehner on Sunday questioned why assessments by U.S. intelligence did not appear to be ahead of the upheaval in Egypt, though he said the Obama administration responded appropriately to the crisis.
The Egyptian military dissolved the parliament and suspended the constitution Sunday, saying it would rule the country for six months or until elections can be held, according to a statement read on state television.
Yemeni police armed with sticks and daggers beat back thousands of protesters marching through the capital Sunday in a third straight day of demonstrations calling for political reforms and the resignation of the country's U.S.-allied president.