As Iranian state TV showed people streaming to cast their ballots on Friday and news anchors praising the voters, very different..
Country in Western Asia
Lebanon, officially known as the Lebanese Republic, is a country in Western Asia. It is bordered by Syria to the north and east and Israel to the south, while Cyprus lies just west of it across the Mediterranean Sea. Lebanon's location at the crossroads of the Mediterranean Basin and the Arabian hinterland has contributed to its rich history and shaped a cultural identity of religious diversity. It covers an area of just 10,452 km2 (4,036 mi2), with a population of some 6 million, and is one of the smallest countries in Asia. Arabs form the vast majority of the country's population, while Arabic is the official language, and spoken Lebanese Arabic is used alongside Modern Standard Arabic in daily life.
Lebanon media coverage
Three Beirutis describe rebuilding their hotels and cafes after the port explosion last August that ravaged Lebanon’s capital..
International community fails to speed up government formation in Lebanon, even with the economy in meltdown.