Indonesia tries to steer convicted militants to new lives

Jun 24, 2016

Indonesia tries to steer convicted militants to new lives

In the heart of Solo city, not far from the Islamic boarding school founded by the radical cleric who inspired the 2002 Bali bombings, the staff of an unremarkable-looking restaurant prepare for another day serving the humble staples of the Indonesian diet to hungry ...

Jun 24, 2016

Seven Indonesian sailors kidnapped in Philippines: Jakarta

Seven Indonesian sailors have been taken hostage in the Sulu Sea in the southern Philippines, Indonesia’s foreign minister said on Friday, the latest in a string of abductions in the waters between the two Southeast Asian neighbors. “We got confirmation of an incident of ...

Indonesia leader, top execs visit Natuna isles in warship

Jun 23, 2016

Indonesia leader, top execs visit Natuna isles in warship

Indonesia’s president visited the Natuna Islands aboard a warship Thursday, making a bold move to assert sovereignty over the area in the southern reaches of the South China Sea after Beijing stated an “overlapping claim” on nearby waters. President Joko “Jokowi” Jokowi’s visit along ...

Jun 20, 2016

Trump's Muslim comments may spark retaliation: Indonesian vice president

Indonesia’s vice president on Monday voiced concerns over U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump’s comments on Muslims, saying “discrimination according to religion” could prompt retaliatory policies from other countries. Jusuf Kalla said the government was “not happy with Trump’s opinions” — the first critical remarks ...

Jun 20, 2016

Jakarta defiant after firing on boats

Indonesia said it will continue to take “decisive” action against foreign ships operating illegally in waters under its jurisdiction after Beijing criticized its navy for shooting at Chinese fishing vessels. Indonesian Navy spokesman First Admiral Edi Sucipto on Monday confirmed an Indonesian warship fired ...

Indonesia landslides and floods kill at least 35

Jun 20, 2016

Indonesia landslides and floods kill at least 35

At least 35 people have been killed by landslides and floods on Indonesia’s Java island and many others are missing, an official said Sunday. Dozens of houses were buried in the landslides and thousands of homes were inundated by floods in 16 districts and ...

Indonesia lets migrants ashore after week on stranded boat

Jun 18, 2016

Indonesia lets migrants ashore after week on stranded boat

Indonesia allowed a group of Tamil migrants from Sri Lanka to come ashore in Aceh province on Saturday after confining them to their stranded boat for a week, but is insisting they will be towed out to sea once the vessel is repaired. Rights ...

Jakarta's chaotic traffic gives rise to ride-hailing app

Jun 13, 2016

Jakarta's chaotic traffic gives rise to ride-hailing app

The Indonesian capital’s reputation as one of the most congested cities is typically not an advantage with investors. But one company has become the country’s most visible technology success with an app that relieves some of the pain of its maddening traffic. The ride-hailing ...

Jun 9, 2016

Indonesian police foil IS-inspired suicide bombings

Indonesian police said Thursday they have arrested three Muslim extremists who were planning to launch Islamic State-inspired suicide bombings in the country’s second-biggest city. The police’s elite anti-terror squad detained the men in Surabaya, on the country’s main island of Java, on Wednesday and ...