Many hospitals destroyed during the war to dislodge ISIS from Mosul, northern Iraq, have not been rebuilt. Patients complain of a shortage of medicine, doctors and medical staff as well as hospital beds.
Saad al-Hariri wins backing of majority of MPs in official consultations, is expected to launch negotiations on coalition government. Since the post of Prime Minister in Lebanon is reserved for Sunni Muslims, Hariri has become a clear frontrunner for premiership.
Hospital in the Syrian town of Kafr Nabl provides free physiotherapy treatment to around 200 patients, despite suffering from financial and human resources. Patients worry that the hospital will shut down if no support is given to it.
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.