US Treasury Department sanctions an important ISIS financier in Turkey
Japan– Japanese PM Fumio Kishida retains his leadership as he sweeps a win for his party, the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP). He became PM just a month go and his party swept a vote bank of more than 233 lower house seats, just enough for him to govern without the need of the support of a coalition partner.
Mr. Kishida was preceded by Yoshihide Suga whose leadership despite being President of the ruling party did not live more than a year. The decade long leadership control by the ruling party has been criticized at the time of the pandemic.