Liberal Democratic Party

Japan's Liberal Democratic Party win election; North Korea commemorates one-year anniversary of Kim Jong-il's death; Taliban target US company in Afghanistan; EU and Singapore sign free trade pact; and more

Top of the Agenda: Japan's Election Sets Conservative Tone

Bombs explode at Syrian army headquarters; former Japanese PM is new head of Liberal Democratic Party; meeting between Chinese and Japanese foreign ministers fails to ease tensions; Iran unveils new spy drone with 2000 km range; Paraguay shut out of South American free trade organisation; and more

Top of the Agenda: Bomb Blasts Hit Syrian Army Headquarters

Japan's LDP expected to lose power for first time in 50 years; new Japanese government could alter Pacific Rim alliances; Israel offers nine month settlement freeze; Dalai Lama to Taiwan; and more

Top of the Agenda: Japan Prepares to Vote

Japanese voters appear poised to oust the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), which has been in control of the country's parliament almost continuously for the past fifty years, in this Sunday's elections.