In Yemen, thousands of protesters in the south of the country took to the streets under the banner “A Friday of Anger” to call for separation from the north. The protesters also called for the release of detainees and a suspension of the trials currently conducted on southern activists.
Hundreds of Iraqis poured into the streets in Baghdad to call for the creation of job opportunities and the respect of human liberties.
Approximately 1000 graduates from universities in Rabat protested, calling for their immediate appointment to public jobs.
In Khartoum, dozens of women staged a sit-in in front of the Sudanese intelligence building to call for the release of political detainees. They also demanded to know where their relatives are being detained.
In Saudi Arabia, a group of Saudi activists announced on Friday the establishment of the kingdom’s first officially sanctioned political party, under the title “The Nation’s Islamic Party,” in a step that aims to maintain stability following the wave of political change sweeping in the region.
In Jordan, Queen Rania was accused by a number of Jordanian families of involvement in corruption, sparking controversy around the country. The Royal Court issued a statement refuting the accusations and threatening legal action against those who circulated them.
Translated from the Arabic Edition.