Mon, 28 Nov 2022

KABUL -- Four people were killed and 25 others wounded after a bomb explosion ripped through a mosque next to Afghanistan's Interior Ministry here on Wednesday.

"A blast occurred at a mosque near the Ministry of Interior on Wednesday. Four worshippers were martyred and 25 others were injured," Interior Ministry spokesman Abdul Nafi Takor confirmed on his Twitter account, adding that an investigation is underway. (Afghanistan-Explosion-Casualties)

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KUALA LUMPUR -- MCC Overseas (M) Sdn Bhd (MCC Malaysia), a subsidiary of China's state-owned enterprise, namely China Metallurgical Group Corporation (MCC Group), scored the highest-ever points for the top quality of a high-rise development here, the company announced on Wednesday.

Its development of the Face 2 Platinum Victory Suites received a rating of 89 percent in the Quality Assessment System in Construction (QLASSIC), the highest-ever score achieved under the high-rise residential category since the introduction of the system in 2007. (Malaysia-China-Award)

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PHNOM PENH -- A centuries-old sandstone naga's head was recently spotted in the vicinity of Tep Pranam temple inside the ancient city of Angkor Thom in Cambodia's famed Angkor Archaeological Park, the APSARA National Authority (ANA) said in a news release on Wednesday.

The naga's head sculpture was found when a large tree fell down, causing the item buried in the ground for many years to emerge from the tree's roots, the ANA said. (Cambodia-Head Sculpture-Discovered)

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KABUL -- Afghanistan has received a batch of 40 million U.S. dollars in humanitarian cash aid for bolstering its economy, said Da Afghanistan Bank (DAB), the country's central bank in a statement on Wednesday.

This is the second batch of 40 million U.S. dollars in cash aid sent to Afghanistan by the international community over the past week. (Afghanistan-Cash Aid)

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JAKARTA -- The Indonesian police confirmed on Wednesday that a total of 131 people have died in a stampede last weekend after a football match in the country's province of East Java.

Earlier, police said that the number of deaths in the tragedy as of Tuesday was 125, although the supporters of the Arema Malang football club claimed the death toll could be higher. (Indonesia-Stampede-Casualties)

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