May 4, 2014
A poll conducted by Egyptian polling centre, Baseera in cooperation with a program called "Yahdoth fi Misr" (Happening in Egypt), shows former army chief Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi receiving the support of over half of the population.
Despite their trial falling on World Press Freedom Day, three al-Jazeera journalists detained in Egypt have been denied bail again.
May 3, 2014
Ten-year prison sentences were handed down to 102 supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi on Saturday by Cairo's criminal court.
Egypt's presidential candidates, leftist politician Hamdeen Sabahi and ex-army chief Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, will kick start their campaigns on Saturday.
Two people were killed and three injured during clashes with security forces in Alexandria, according to Egypt's interior ministry.
May 2, 2014
A bomb blast at a Cairo checkpoint killed one police officer and injured four other security personal, the country's state owned news agency reported on Friday.
Two fresh cases of the deadly MERS virus have been detected in Jordan, the country's health ministry said.
At least five Libyan soldiers were killed after clashes broke out with gunmen on Friday. Eleven others have reportedly been injured across the city.
May 1, 2014
Five men were arrested in Beirut on Thursday after the army seized ammunition and weapons from two separate areas.
May Day parades took place across Lebanon on Thursday despite nationwide strikes by civil servants, unhappy with the unresolved wages dispute.
A new refugee camp opened on Wednesday 100 kilometers east of Amman to hold 130,000 Syrians, fleeing violence.
Turkish police used tear gas and water cannons to stop protestors from demonstrating inside Taksim Square on Thursday.
The National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism says there has been a 43% increase in terrorist attacks in 2013.
Bahrainis once again took to the streets to protest the government and show their solidarity for female prisoners.
April 30, 2014
Egyptian pro-democracy blogger Bassem Sabry died Tuesday at the age of 31, reportedly from a fall off a balcony in Cairo.