The Lebanese city of Ashqout near the country's lavish Faraya village ski resorts, houses 42 Syrian refugees who fled Aleppo in 2014. According to refugees in the camp, the UNHCR has not provided them assistance in three years.
Lebanese Minister of Finance Ali Hassan Khalil has stated that his country is studying ways to manage public debt as part of the public finance reform plan. Lebanon has one of the largest public debt-to-GDP ratios in the world at around 150 percent and has suffered from years of low economic growth.
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.
In Lebanon, attempts to form a government have been deadlocked since Hezbollah and its allies have secured a cabinet majority. Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri heads into the fall all but powerless to address the economic decline.
Foreign migrants living in Lebanon have launched “Msh Gharib” (Not Foreign), a radio program which seeks to break stereotypes of migrants in the country. The migrants usually face much discrimination in the country due to their skin colour.
Around 3,000 refugees in Lebanon are expected to go back to Syria in the coming week. The refugees living in a border town in northeast Lebanon will travel around 20 km (12 miles) over mountains that have separated them from their homes in Syria.
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.
Lebanon's Lamartine Valley is one of the most preserved and panoramic areas of Mount Lebanon. Hammana, a traditional Lebanese village, is one of the country's most popular mountain resorts, located just 30 minutes from Beirut.