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A round up of protests across the arab world.

world Updated: Feb 28, 2011 00:27 IST

Two killed in Oman

Muscat: Two people were killed when security forces in Oman fired at protesters calling for political reforms, sources said on Sunday. Around 2,000 people have taken to the streets in Sohar, some 250 km north of Muscat, since Saturday.

Clashes in Tunisia

Tunis: Security forces and anti-government protesters clashed here on Sunday, with police firing tear gas and warning shots to disperse youths in the third day of violence. Protesters chanting slogans against the interim government tried to march towards the interior ministry, AFP reporters said.

Yemen MPs resign

Sanna: Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh said on Monday only defeat at the ballot box will make him quit, even as MPs joined thousands of protesters in Sanaa calling for his exit. The police shot dead a protester in Aden, where protests have raged killing 12 people and wounding dozens, witnesses said.

Lebanese protest

Beirut: Hundreds of Lebanese protested in the capital Beirut on Sunday against the country's sectarian political system. "We are here to bring down the sectarian system in Lebanon because it is more of a dictatorial system than dictatorship systems themselves," said protester Rahshan Saglam.