In Tunisia, the protest movement is beginning to run out of steam.
There were clashes on Friday and reported injuries when riot police used tear gas to break up a protest camp outside the prime minister’s office in Tunis.
On Thursday, Mohamed Ghannouchi replaced 12 ministers in his cabinet – a move which has the backing of the powerful labour movement.
Analysts believe a consensus will grow around Ghannouchi’s proposals.
In Jordan, the protest movement shows no sign of abating.
For the third Friday in a row thousands marched in the capital Amman.
Islamists, leftists and trade unionists were united in their demand for political change and greater freedom and for Prime Minister Samir Rifai to step down.