Yoshihide Suga is expected to easily win a parliamentary vote for prime minister after becoming the Liberal Democratic Party's new leader with 377 of a total of 534 valid votes.
President Michel Aoun has asked Mustapha Adib to form a new government after the diplomat secured 90 votes in the 128-member parliament.
A popular ex-defence minister and a colourful Twitter user are among the list of potential contenders to lead Japan following Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's resignation due to health problems.
Mahinda Rajapaksa's Sri Lanka People’s Front won 145 seats in the 225-member parliament, securing nearly the two-thirds majority required to make constitutional changes that could strengthen dynastic rule in the country.
Holding a former prime minister to account could mean a political shakeup and a dragged out court process.
Earlier today, ex-premier Najib Razak was found guilty of all seven corruption charges in his first trial linked to a multi-billion dollar scandal at state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad.
Documents published by the government show the illegal seizure of state land and property by the Military Investment Committee, a shady financial authority under warlord Khalifa Haftar.
Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor were detained in what was widely seen as a retaliatory measure against Canada after Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou's December 2018 arrest in Vancouver.
The country continues to ease restrictions as the rate of new Covid-19 cases in Pakistan leapt from around 2,000-3,000 a day in late May to as high as 6,800 a day in mid-June and deaths are nearing 150 a day.
The report has been accepted by India's home minister despite a 'torrent of misinformation'.
Pakistan has emerged as a Covid-19 hotspot in South Asia with one of the highest numbers of daily new cases. Its strategy to deal with the outbreak has included a full lockdown, a selective lockdown as well as zero restrictions on mobility.
Nepal is stuck between the two giants and can act as a deterrent, provided its own territory does not fall victim to the larger dispute.
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