In a working class neighbourhood in Tunis, Aich Tounsi activists wore yellow T-shirts reading "don't be scared, we're not a party" while distributing campaign flyers ahead of Tunisian parliamentary elections.
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.
With the Kurdistan elections set to be held on the 30th of September, controversy regarding participation has risen among both the population and the parties. Some political parties have decided to boycott the elections after their concerns surrounding the election lists were not addressed.
Four months have passed since the Iraqi national elections in May 2018. Now that the Iraqi Supreme Court has approved the results, the political coalitions are negotiating the formation of a bloc before the start of the first parliamentary session within two weeks.
This weekend Lebanon held its first Parliamentary elections in 9 years. The new parliament will now focus on forming alliances. The political forces have called for reducing tensions in regards to the results.