According to observers, one cannot really end the migration of Syrian Christians just by calling to come to their aid and encouraging them to return to their homes. Their return must be prepared on the basis that returning to one’s home is a basic human right and has nothing to do with political considerations.
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.