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LebanonLebanon

Thu 28 Jan 2016 Politics in in Lebanon are based on a post-civil war imposed sectarian system. The presidency is reserved for a Christian, the Prime Minister post for a Sunni and the post of parliament speaker for a Shi’ite. Divisions within the sectarian groups, as well as those between the March 14 Alliance and March 8 Alliance have left the country in a political deadlock for months. Lebanon has been... Read full update

Palestinian TerritoriesPalestinian Territories

Thu 28 Jan 2016 In September 2015 the UN General Assembly approved a proposal to raise the Palestinian
flag at its headquarters, a symbolically important move. Still, its status is not recognized by the United Nations, Israel and major Western nations such as the United States. Previously, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas submitted a request to join the United Nations as a full member state in 2011, but... Read full update

LibyaLibya

Wed 27 Jan 2016 With the successful conduct of the first ever free national elections held on 7 July 2012, Libya has entered a second phase in the transition towards becoming a democracy. After almost 42 years under the autocratic regime of Gaddafi the people of Libya have taken over control in their country, paying the price of undergoing the most violent conflict between government and citizens among the... Read full update

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