A look at the protests in North African and the Middle East that have captured global attention.
Created by rominotmichelle on Jan 25, 2011
Last updated: 02/01/11 at 06:48 AM
Protests calling for Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to step down continue to intensify, with opposition groups calling for 'one million' to march in Cairo and the military announcing it will not harm demonstrators.
Jordan’s King Abdullah sacks his prime minister in the wake of street demonstrations. Marouf Bakhit, a former general and ambassador, is asked to head a new government.
Police clash with protesters in the streets of Cairo as thousands of Egyptians demand that President Hosni Mubarak resign. As in Tunisia's revolt, Facebook and Twitter are crucial to coordinating the protests.
Yemeni police arrest at least 19 protesters, provoking a second day of nationwide street demonstrations and violent police clashes in which one person is killed.
The social network Facebook has been credited for helping Tunisians spread the revolutionary fervour that brought down the regime of Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali, but it is also a venue for much-needed humour at a time of crisis
Prime Minister Mohamed Ghannouchi speaks to FRANCE24 as protesters from a rural region in central Tunisia reach the capital, pressing the newly-formed government to quit.
Police break up an opposition march calling for democracy in the Algerian capital with troops out in force and streets barricaded to prevent protests in the wake of a popular revolt that toppled the president in neighbouring Tunisia.
Tunisia’s newly appointed transitional cabinet holds its first session, but protesters gather outside the former ruling party’s headquarters in Tunis, calling for its removal from the political spectrum.
A Tunisian man who burned himself to death in December to protest against high unemployment, setting off weeks of rioting that led to the ouster of the country's president, inspires similar suicide protests in Algeria and Egypt.
The day that rocked Tunisia. Thousands of protesters gather outside the ministry of the interior, despite police efforts to disperse the crowd. President Ben Ali announces he will not seek another term as the country’s president and promises early parliamentary elections. A curfew is put in place and the army is reportedly ordered to fire without warning on offenders. By late afternoon, Ben Ali takes leave of his office, handing over presidential duties to Prime Minister Mohamed Ghannouchi.
Tunisian schools and universities are closed until further notice following weeks of protest against rampant unemployment and rising food prices.
At least three Algerian demonstrators are killed after violent protests across the country enter their fourth day. The government promises to cut the cost of certain foods in order to quell the unrest.
Mohamed Bouazizi, the 26-year-old Tunisian whose self-immolation prompted the first protests, dies of his injuries. News of his death sparks widespread social unrest in Tunisia.
Longtime Tunisian President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali condemns the recent protests, saying they threaten jobs by deterring investors and tourists.
Mohammed Bouazizi, a 26-year-old street vendor, sets himself on fire in the central-western town of Sidi Bouzid after police confiscate his fruits and vegetables. His act of desperation and simmering tensions over rising prices and unemployment set off a chain of events that bring down the authoritarian regime of president Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali and send shockwaves across the region.