Two-day walking tour of Iraq's capital, Baghdad is an effort by young artists to address social dilemmas and reclaim the city's identity. The artists practise at the Abu Nuwas Theatre that was destroyed in 2003.
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.
The Lebanese speaker of Parliament, Nabih Berri, said that “procrastination in forming the government has a negative affect on the situation in Lebanon.” This comes after a halt in the government formation following the parliamentary elections that took place in the country on May 6.
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.