December 6, Wednesday, 2023

1. Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio has instructed factions of the main governing Liberal Democratic Party to refrain from holding fundraising events until the party takes steps to regain the public’s trust. Five factions of the LDP allegedly underreported the revenues from sales of tickets for fundraising events.
2. A spokesperson for the Israeli military has stressed that a certain level of civilian deaths in the Gaza Strip cannot be helped. In an interview with CNN, the spokesperson was asked to confirm a report that senior Israeli military officials have said around two civilians have been killed for every Hamas fighter killed by Israel in Gaza.
3. China has showed a positive stance toward recognizing the Taliban’s interim government as the legitimate ruler of Afghanistan. The Taliban established control following the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan in the summer of 2021.