Fresh clashes have erupted in Tehran during the funeral of a student killed in anti-government protests on Monday, Iranian state television says.
Rival groups of pro- and anti-government protesters both claim the dead man as one of their supporters.
Sanea Jaleh, 26, was among two people killed during Monday’s protests, when thousands of opposition members rallied for the first time in more than a year.
The protests come amid a wave of unrest in the Middle East and North Africa.
Hundreds of anti-government protesters have clashed with police and government supporters in Libya’s second city, in the latest display of unrest in the Arab world.
Dozens of people are said to have been hurt in the clashes in Benghazi.
The overnight unrest followed the arrest of an outspoken government critic, who was reportedly freed later.
State TV showed demonstrations in several cities said to be in support of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.
The unrest comes a day before planned anti-government demonstrations on Thursday, dubbed a “Day of Anger”, which are being organised via internet social networks.
Pro-democracy protests have recently swept through several Arab nations, with the presidents of Tunisia and Egypt forced to resign amid growing unrest.
But Wednesday’s demonstrations were the first display of defiance in Libya, where dissent is rarely tolerated.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent was killed and another wounded while driving through northern Mexico Tuesday, in a rare attack on American officials in this country which is fighting powerful drug cartels.
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said one agent was critically wounded in the attack and died from his injuries. The second agent was shot in the arm and leg and remains in stable condition.
“I’m deeply saddened by the news that earlier today, two U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) special agents assigned to the ICE Attache office in Mexico City were shot in the line of duty while driving between Mexico City and Monterrey by unknown assailants,” she said.
U.S. and Mexican officials said they were working closely together to investigate the shooting and find those responsible.
“Let me be clear: any act of violence against our ICE personnel — or any DHS personnel — is an attack against all those who serve our nation and put their lives at risk for our safety,” Napolitano said. “We remain committed in our broader support for Mexico’s efforts to combat violence within its borders.”
The two agents were driving in the northern state of San Luis Potosi when they were stopped at what appeared to be a military checkpoint, said one Mexican official, who could not be named because he was not authorized to speak publicly about the case.
After they stopped, someone opened fire on them, the official said.
via Associated Press.