May 3, 2014
Syria's army agreed to a ceasefire with rebels in the besieged city of Homs on Friday, allowing hundreds of militant fighters to evacuate from the city.
Iran already banned other popular social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter in the past.
Israeli extremists launched another price tag attack in Haifa on Friday and desecrated a grave in the al-Qassam cemetery.
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
Israel's army fired tear gas across the West Bank on Friday in an attempt to disperse Palestinian protesters.
Three Hezbollah members have reportedly been captured by Sunni militant group Liwaa Ahrar al-Sunna close to the Syrian border.
Secretary of State John Kerry has said Washington will put a hold on peace talks between Israel and Palestine due to the Palestinian Authority's reconciliation deal with Hamas.
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.
Seventeen civilians including 11 children have reportedly been killed in two bomb attacks in the Syrian city of Hama.
Officials from Tripoli desperately requested aid and emergency assistance on Friday after people in the city have been affected by weeks of violence.
Two fresh cases of the deadly MERS virus have been detected in Jordan, the country's health ministry said.
Over a thousand Iraqis were killed and just under 1,400 injured in attacks across Iraq last month, according to official figures released on Thursday.
At least five Libyan soldiers were killed after clashes broke out with gunmen on Friday. Eleven others have reportedly been injured across the city.
Nour al- Maliki has hailed the high turnout of voters for Iraq's parliamentary polls, calling it a "slap in the face of terrorism."