The African country worst hit by the virus went back into a partial lockdown last month to stem a surge in Covid-19 cases widely attributed to the highly transmissible Delta variant.
One of the richest men in Lebanon, Mikati became a favorite for the post after he was endorsed by most of Lebanon's political parties and also the powerful, Iran-backed militant Hezbollah group.
The move -- a decade on from Tunisia's 2011 revolution, held up as the sole success story of the Arab spring -- comes despite presidential powers being largely confined to security and diplomacy.
Among those killed were two young men whose father said they were killed while leaving the area with their families and that they were not government employees or security force members.
The Saudi Foreign Minister will be accompanied by a delegation comprising senior officials of the Saudi government, according to Pakistan's Foreign Office.
The king in January declared the country's first nationwide state of emergency in more than half a century to fight Covid-19, following the advice of Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin.
The Labour Ministry has also decided to expand the list of jobs considered to be hazardous to children between 16 and 18.
The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology said companies must fix pop-ups on apps that deceive and mislead users or force them to use services they might not want.
The pileup collision occurred during a period of high winds that caused a dust or sandstorm which reduced visibility, the highway patrol said.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said New Zealand had taken into account its international responsibilities and could not remove citizenship from anybody if it left them stateless.
The number of civilians killed and wounded in May and June in Afghanistan is almost as many as recorded in the preceding four months.
China blamed the US for 'stalemate' in their bilateral relations as talks begin between U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman and China's Vice Foreign Minister Xie Feng.
The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party has won 23 seats while Pakistan Peoples Party was second with eight seats and the incumbent Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz secured just six seats.
Carbon pollution from burning fossil fuels, methane leaks and agriculture has driven up the thermometer 1.1 degrees Celsius so far, and emissions are rising sharply again after a brief interlude.
The new legislation would make health passes compulsory from August for air travel and inter-city trains, as well as for visiting cafes and restaurants.