As the fragile recovery of Lebanon unravels due to the twin crises of the coronavirus and a dim economic outlook, the country's young professionals are leaving the country, making future recovery even less likely.
Hundreds of people in Beirut have taken to the streets to protest deteriorating economic conditions and the high cost of living, which prompted the central bank to issue a new measure aimed at easing the currency crisis.
Lebanon has voted in favor of two UN resolutions that improve the treatment of refugees and migrants, but the displaced Syrian refugees in the country may not benefit, as they are not classified as refugees or even migrants.
Basra residents, who have been protesting to demand services and jobs, are disappointed with the new government for not appointing any minister from Basra and call for the establishment of a Basra federal region.
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.