Demonstrators spend the night at Puerta del Sol Square during a protest in Madrid, early Sunday, May 22, 2011. Thousands of Spaniards defied a ban on a pre-election demonstration and have mounted a protest camp in the heart of the Spanish capital to express anger at political parties and the country’s handling of the economic crisis. The crowd have packed the square since last Sunday and pledged to stay there until municipal and regional elections this weekend. [Photo: Emilio Morenatti / AP]
A Syrian woman reacts as she sits next to her son who was seriously wounded during a violence between security forces and armed groups in Latakia, northwest of Damascus, Syria, on March 27. [Photo: Hussein Malla/AP]
A picture taken under the supervision of Syrian security shows a man walking past closed shops in the southern Syrian city of Daraa, hub for a week of anti-regime protests, on March 24, 2011. [Photo: Getty Images]
Syria, Algeria, Bahrain, Jordan, Yemen News Roundup: March 24.
David Cameron spoke by phone to King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa last night. During the conversation he expressed his serious concern at the deteriorating situation on the ground and called for restraint on all sides. He said that it was vital that the Bahraini authorities responded through reform, not repression.