In Cairo and beyond, giant crowds danced at government-backed rallies and Egyptian security forces crushed demonstrations by rival Islamists and some secular activists. Clashes nationwide killed at least 29 protesters.
On Saturday, the anniversary of the fall of former President Hosni Mubarak, Tahrir Square was filled with pro-government supporters. Seven people were killed as anti-government demonstrators clashed with police.
Government officials warned protesters occupying Kiev city hall police could storm it to rescue two policemen allegedly being held by the protesters. Demonstrators also briefly seized the headquarters of the energy ministry.
Discussions between Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich and opposition leaders were unsuccessful in bringing a stop to ongoing civil unrest in the streets of Kiev, Wednesday. Despite recent deaths, protesters vowed to continue their face off against riot police.