Hundreds of Lebanese protested against a political stalemate that has prevented the formation of a new government seven months after elections.
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The Trump administration has cut funding to the U.N. agency that helps Palestinian refugees, calling the organization “irredeemably flawed.”
Original poetry by Democracy Chronicles contributor Hassan Elhage, an undergraduate student at New York University with a strong interest in human rights, political ideology, and American and international politics.
Under Lebanon’s system, voters cast 2 votes: 1 for a list of candidates and another for their candidate within that list
Incidents of political violence are casting a shadow over Lebanon’s first general election in nine years
Lebanese comic book artist Zainab Fasiki recently gave a talk on the interplay of feminism with Arab world’s censorship
A record number of women have registered to stand in Lebanon’s first legislative elections in nine years
Many called for film “The Insult” to be banned. Jordan and the seven Persian Gulf countries complied.
Forty years after it started submitting films to the Oscars, Lebanon got its first nomination for best foreign language film
Lebanon is campaigning to get at least five times more women elected to parliament this spring in