Anti-Government Riots Spread across the Mideast

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Massive protests continue to rock the Middle East Thursday as anti-government rallies from Yemen to Egypt have grown with each day.

Egypt's stock market tumbled as days of protests have creating instability. At least six people are dead there and nearly 900 arrested.

CBN Mideast Bureau Chief Chris Mitchell gave more insight to the growing unrest  in the Middle East on CBN News Channel's Morning program. Click play to watch the interview.

"It's clear today that the inability to control the situation in the streets yesterday is panicking investors," said Ahmed Hanafi, a broker with Guthour Trading. "The drop we saw yesterday is being repeated. At this rate, it's going to continue to fall hard."

In Lebanon, the new Hezbollah-backed prime minster, Najib Mikati, is beginning to form his cabinet, in spite of widespread protests. Some fear the increasing power of Hezbollah could mean more violence with Israel or even another civil war.

And in Yemen, tens of thousands of people are calling for the president's ouster in protests across the capital inspired by the popular revolt in Tunisia.

"We will not accept anything less than the president leaving," said independent parliamentarian Ahmed Hashid.

Opposition leaders called for more demonstrations on Friday.

Middle East Bureau Chief Chris Mitchell talks more about the growing unrest in the region and how it affects Israel and the United States. Stay with CBNNews.com for this interview.

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