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Iran's supreme leader officially endorsed his hard-line protégé as the nation's next president on Tuesday, just two days ahead of the inauguration of Ebrahim Raisi. The new president's ascension comes at a sensitive time for Iran and the wider Middle East.
A Belarusian activist who ran a group in Ukraine helping Belarusians fleeing persecution was found dead in the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, local police said Tuesday.
Senior Lebanese officials knew of the risks posed by the highly explosive material stored for years at Beirut's port and did nothing to protect the public against it, an international human rights group said Tuesday.
North Korea is releasing emergency military rice reserves as its food shortage worsens, South Korea's spy agency said Tuesday, with a heat wave and drought reducing the country's supply.
Southeast Asia's top diplomats have tentatively chosen a special envoy to help deal with the violent political crisis gripping Myanmar but must wait on approval from the military-ruled nation's leaders before announcing it, two diplomats said Tuesday.