Sep 24, 2016

Indonesia declares candidacy for U.N. Security Council

Indonesia announced Friday its candidacy for membership on the U.N. Security Council, saying its commitment and contribution to the world body makes it a true partner for world peace. In his speech before the U.N. General Assembly, Vice President Muhammad Jusuf Kalla said the ...

26 dead, 19 missing in Indonesian landslides, floods

Sep 22, 2016

26 dead, 19 missing in Indonesian landslides, floods

The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Indonesia has risen to 26, an official said Thursday, with hopes fading for 19 others still missing. Aid has begun pouring into Garut in the west of Indonesia’s main island of Java, where 23 people ...

Sep 14, 2016

Indonesian clerics issue fatwa against forest fires

Indonesia’s top Islamic clerical body said Wednesday it has issued a fatwa against intentionally starting forest fires in a bid to stop the blazes that cloak Southeast Asia in haze every year. The religious edict by the Indonesian Ulema Council said it was “haram,” ...

Sep 14, 2016

Indonesia captures top militant in new blow to Santoso group

Indonesian police say a senior figure from the East Indonesia Mujahideen militant group has been captured and one of the group’s members killed in a joint operation with the military. The capture of Muhammad Basri on Wednesday is another blow to the militant group, ...

Aug 28, 2016

Would-be bomber fails to detonate in Indonesian church

Police in western Indonesia say a would-be suicide bomber failed to detonate explosives in a packed church during Sunday Mass. National police spokesman Maj. Gen. Boy Rafli Amar says the assailant left a bench and ran toward a priest at the altar but a ...