Saudi King to Announce Reforms
In an address to the nation, King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia is expected to announce a government reshuffle, anti-corruption measures, and increased food subsidies. Though there have been pockets of protests in the country in recent weeks, King Abdullah (al-Jazeera) remains widely popular at home.
Bahrain: According to reports, the streets of Manama (CNN) are calm following a government crackdown, which left eight people dead. Uncertainty remains as to whether activists will rally again following Friday prayers.