Protests started in January against ousted president Ben Ali and Tunisia's poverty, unemployment and corruption; The new PM has recently been replaced to try to settle rallies.
President Mubarak resigned after large protestors seeking democracy and a better government took control of Tahrir Square for several weeks. His bank assets have been frozen and a travel ban has been placed on him to investigate the source of his wealth.
Protests against leader Gaddafi (41 year rule) have led to violent clashes between protestors and mercenaries, which has made UN countries seek possible solutions, such as applying a no-fly zone over the country and aiding fleeing people with food and water at the chaotic borders.
After weeks of peaceful protests which were somewhat controlled, Algeria's president has lifted the emergency law, which had been in order for the past 19 years.
Mainly Shiite protestors have been protesting since mid February, in protests in favor of economic and political reforms and the ouster of the king (constitutional monarchy). Protests currently are somewhat peaceful, but with lots of vandalism.
Thousands of protestors have been seeking to reduce the King's power and to replace the current cabinet since Feb, in peaceful protests with vandalism. The king has said he is working towards reforms.
Protests dating back to Jan have been seeking to lower food prices and inflation, to which the king has responded with a fired cabinet, which didn't have much effect.
Protestors claim that corrupt government has stolen money from oil wealth, resulting in 1/3 of the country being unemployed, protesting in Sana'a, Aden and Taiz. President promised reforms.
King Abdullah has invested 36b dollars in housing subsidies, unemployment benefits, and salary raises; this has settled protests of reforms, corruption, and creation of independent judiciary.
Sultan bin Said (ruling since 1970) created a job creation program and subsidies to the unemployed in respond to a rally in Sohar protesting against corruption and unemployment.
Protests have appeared in various cities, mostly seeking an improvement in basic services like electricity and food. Casualties emerged when army opened fire at some locations.
2 opposition leaders began protests against the current president because of his controversial re-election, which got them under house arrest and later disappeared, resulting in more protests.