Indonesia’s anti-corruption agency has arrested the governor of Aceh province over accusations that he took illegal fees for projects funded from more than $500 million of state funds, the latest high-profile target in a battle on graft.
Pakistan’s Punjab was worst hit by the rains where 12 people were killed and 17 injured. In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, two people were killed and two others injured. Most casualties occurred due to roof collapse and electrocution.
Tehran vehemently rejected a report by British media, which claimed that members of Afghanistan’s Taliban terrorist group are being trained in Iran, saying such accusations are meant to harm close relations between the two neighbors.
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said that the Japanese prime minister’s trip to Tehran has not been on the agenda after the media in the Asian country claimed that he had canceled the trip.
Former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak was formally charged Wednesday with corruption linked to a multibillion dollar financial scandal that contributed to his shock election defeat less than two months ago.
Authorities in Thailand have vowed to take a “no risk” approach to freeing 12 boys and their soccer coach who have been stuck in a flooded cave for at least 10 days, while soldiers hold an evacuation drill to be prepared for the rescue mission.