The country is in the midst of fierce protests fuelled by anger over corruption and unemployment.Read more
The BBC's Jeremy Bowen asks why people have been taking to the streets in Lebanon, Iran and Iraq.
Anti-government demonstrators in Baghdad welcome PM Abdul Mahdi's decision to step down.
Video shows protesters fleeing from the sound of gunfire in the southern city of Nasiriya.
Activists say military-grade cans are being fatally shot at people in anti-government protests in Iraq.