Stone-age tools found, but who wielded them?

Jan 14, 2016

Stone-age tools found, but who wielded them?

Scientists have discovered stone-age tools at least 118,000 years old on an Indonesian island but no trace of the early humans that made them, according to a study released Wednesday. The research, published in the journal Nature, also points to a possible link with ...

Jan 11, 2016

Indonesian forces regroup after failing to capture top militant

Indonesian security forces are regrouping to launch a more aggressive campaign to hunt for the country’s most-wanted man, police said Monday after months of fruitless searching in the jungles of Sulawesi Island. President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has made the arrest of Santoso, Indonesia’s most ...

Jan 9, 2016

Indonesia works with China as ethnic Uighurs travel to join jihadis

Indonesia is working with China to stem a flow of ethnic Uighur militants seeking to join Islamist jihadis in the world’s most populous Muslim-majority country, according to Indonesia’s counterterrorism chief. Saud Usman Nasution’s comments come amid mounting concern in Indonesia about possible attacks by ...

Online flap forces review of Asian Games mascot

Jan 4, 2016

Online flap forces review of Asian Games mascot

Indonesia said Monday it was reviewing a recently unveiled mascot for the 2018 Asian Games after netizens derided what was supposed to be an exotic, jungle-dwelling bird for resembling a chicken. The country’s sports ministry last week revealed a grinning bird of paradise named ...

Indonesia to step up hunt for IS militant Santoso

Dec 25, 2015

Indonesia to step up hunt for IS militant Santoso

Indonesian forces are mobilizing for a manhunt in steamy jungles on the far-flung island of Sulawesi to flush the country’s most-wanted man from his hideout and deal a pre-emptive blow to the Islamic State group. The real threat could be much closer to home. ...

40 more bodies found in Indonesia ferry sinking

Dec 25, 2015

40 more bodies found in Indonesia ferry sinking

Rescuers recovered 40 more bodies Thursday from waters in central Indonesia, raising the confirmed death toll from the weekend sinking of a passenger boat to 63. Fifteen people are still missing. The Marina Baru 2B, carrying 118 passengers and crewmen, sank in the Gulf ...