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.
Indonesia arrests ex-rebel turned governor in Aceh over 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.
14 killed, 19 injured as rains wreak havoc in Pakistan’s Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
At least 11,432 Rohingya Muslims have fled violence and persecution in Myanmar and crossed into Bangladesh so far in 2018, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein says.
UN: 11,432 Rohingya Muslims fled Myanmar in 2018
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.
Iran rejects accusation of training Taliban terrorists
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.
Iran: Trip to Iran not on agenda for Japanese PM
At least 130 passengers were rescued from a sinking ferry off an Indonesian island, but 31 people were killed when the vessel went down in rough seas.
More than 30 dead as boat sinks off Indonesia’s Sulawesi
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.
Ex-Malaysian PM Najib charged with corruption
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.
Thai boys, coach receive food, treatment inside cave
Iran embassy in Afghanistan in a statement denied the allegations that Taliban forces are trained in Iran.
Tehran denies Taliban being trained in Iran
Turkey has issued a decree, giving more power to the president as the country moves towards adopting a full-fledged presidential system.
Turkey: Decree grants president more power

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