Many liberals and Islamists alike are boycotting tomorrow’s Kuwaiti parliamentary elections.
Inder Kumar Gujral, a former prime minister of India from 1997-98, has died.
Growing pains for Osaka mayor Toru Hashimoto with Diet elections in Japan just 17 days away.
Further thoughts on Japan’s political fragmentation.
Meanwhile, Tokyo also has a mayoral race on December 16.
Enrique Peña Nieto, on the eve of his inauguration, announces his cabinet. [Spanish]
Former French president Jacques Chirac celebrates his 80th birthday quietly.
Germany approves €43.7 billion in Greek aid.
Georgia’s new foreign secretary comes to Washington.
Protests continue against the new Egyptian constitution and the process by which it was adopted.