- Tag results for Lebanon
Brazil's surprise defeat in the World Cup has stunned fans in the Lebanese capital Beirut, where football supporters have long put their hopes in the Latin American side.
The small exodus is part of a repatriation program that the Lebanese government says is voluntary — the first batch of refugees to return to Syria from the border town of Arsal this year.
Lebanon's economic woes and unsustainable debt levels are seen as top priorities for the next government.
Two Syrian nationals will also face asset freezes as well as a person born in Lebanon in 1977 whose nationality was not given.
Three key aides of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri were fired or resigned, his office has revealed, a week after a disastrous showing in the country's first general election in almost a decade.
The leader of Shi'ite Hezbollah, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah had called the result a "a very big political, parliamentary and moral victory for the choice of resistance".
Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah called the vote a great political and moral victory for the resistance option that protects the sovereignty of the country.
The figure marked a drop from the 54 percent of voters who cast a ballot in 2009, the last time Lebanon elected its parliament.
The last elections in Lebanon took place in 2009, for what was supposed to be a four-year term but parliament extended its term twice due to instability in neighbouring Syria.
Fresh young faces may be campaigning to win a seat in Lebanon's parliament next month, but their family names are anything but new.
Human Rights Watch on Friday criticised Lebanese municipalities for what it called the unjustifiable expulsion of hundreds of Syrians from their homes since 2016
Backed by Russia, Syrian troops have captured nearly all of the one-time opposition stronghold of Ghouta with a combination of ferocious bombing raids and negotiated withdrawals.
Some 40 countries have sent representatives to the Paris meeting which aims to come up with a support package for Lebanon worth USD 10 billion over four years.
Lebanon's economic growth has plummeted due to repeated political crises, compounded by the Syrian war which has sent a million refugees across the border.
With India having lost their first two matches against Lebanon and Syria in November, their upcoming matches are essentially do-or-die encounters.