Indonesia grants parole to Australian drug convict Corby

Feb 8, 2014

Indonesia grants parole to Australian drug convict Corby

Australian drug trafficker Schapelle Corby was granted parole by Indonesian authorities Friday as mobs of journalists camped outside her Bali prison and a bidding war heated up for her first post-jail interview. Justice Minister Amir Syamsuddin announced that Corby, whose case has attracted huge ...

Feb 6, 2014

Asia's dangerous nostalgia

by William Pesek

What gives with the nostaglia in some Asian countries for strongmen of the past? The yearning for yesteryear speaks to our disorienting times and a dearth of visionary leadership when it's most needed.

Enslaved in U.S. sex trafficking trade

Feb 2, 2014

Enslaved in U.S. sex trafficking trade

by Jo Biddle

“Are you Shandra?” “Yes, I am.” With those few words, a young Indonesian with big dreams of a better life found herself catapulted into the murky underground world of sex slavery and violence. But Shandra Woworuntu, then 25, was not trapped in a sordid ...

Indonesian militants drawn to Muslims battling in Syria: report

Feb 1, 2014

Indonesian militants drawn to Muslims battling in Syria: report

Indonesians who have joined fellow extremists fighting in Syria could help reinvigorate a once-powerful militant group responsible for major bombings in the world’s most populous Muslim country, a report said. “The conflict in Syria has captured the imagination of Indonesian extremists in a way ...

Yamaha hits Indonesia target for motorcycles

Jan 27, 2014

Yamaha hits Indonesia target for motorcycles

Yamaha Motor Co., the world’s second-largest motorcycle maker, said it probably met a reduced 2013 sales target in Indonesia and expects to at least maintain the level of deliveries in its largest market this year. Yamaha cut its 2013 sales estimate for Indonesia by ...

Indonesian volcano erupts 30 times as 20,000 displaced

Jan 4, 2014

Indonesian volcano erupts 30 times as 20,000 displaced

An Indonesian volcano that has erupted relentlessly for months shot volcanic ash into the air 30 times Saturday, forcing further evacuations with more than 20,000 people now displaced, an official said. Mount Sinabung on the western island of Sumatra sent rivers of lava flowing ...