Human Rights Watch, the New York-based organisation, called on Lebanese authorities to amend the citizenship law that discriminates against Lebanese women married to foreigners. The law dictates that a Lebanese mother can not give citizenship to her children, while a Lebanese man, married to a foreigner, can.
After holding its first Parliamentary Election in 9 years, earlier this month, Lebanon is choosing its officials. Nabih Berri, the widely expected nominee, has held the post of Lebanese Speaker of Parliament since 1992.
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.
After four eventful years, Iraq’s parliament will end its term on April 30. The main hallmarks: absentee MPs, a lot more press conferences and lack of progress on any laws that could benefit ordinary Iraqis.