The Armenian district in Beirut, previously a vibrant center of craftsmanship and culture in the country, is going through a decline due to a lack of government planning, with only a few artisans escaping the downturn.
Christians were a primary target for ISIS, who had driven away Assyrians and Armenians from their homes in Nineveh Province. As a result, an artist launched an exhibition in Erbil which seeks to commemorate their displacement and suffering under ISIS rule.
Lebanon heads to general elections for the first time in nine years. This is the first elections to include the 82k expat voters, totaling the total registered voters at 3.6 million. This election also sees a new Electoral system in which voters will vote twice, once for coalitions and once for the candidate.