In Syria, three women taking part in a pro-democracy march are reported to have been shot dead by Syrian forces near the city of Baniyas.
The coastal city has become a flashpoint for anti-government protests in the country.
Witnesses say tanks rolled in before dawn - and residents tried to stop them by forming human shields. The action comes just hours after thousands of people in cities and towns across the country turned out to protest.
Al Jazeera's Zeina Khodr has this report from Beirut.
Severe reporting restrictions in Syria mean Al Jazeera cannot verify the content of the amateur footage included in this report.