Authorities appeal for aid as death toll tops 100 in Indonesia quake

Dec 8, 2016

Authorities appeal for aid as death toll tops 100 in Indonesia quake

Aftershocks rattled the survivors of a devastating Indonesian earthquake that killed more than 100 people, and officials urgently appealed Thursday for medicine and doctors to treat the hundreds injured. The shallow 6.5-magnitude quake leveled hundreds of homes, mosques and businesses across Aceh province, one ...

Indonesia nabs Islamic State-linked pair tied to Myanmar Embassy plot

Nov 28, 2016

Indonesia nabs Islamic State-linked pair tied to Myanmar Embassy plot

Indonesia’s anti-terror squad has arrested two militants who were planning to attack prominent places in the country’s capital, including the Myanmar Embassy, police said Sunday. An interrogation of suspected bomb maker Rio Priatna Wibawa, who was arrested last week, led authorities to the men, ...

Indonesian police say Islamist militant was making powerful bombs

Nov 26, 2016

Indonesian police say Islamist militant was making powerful bombs

Indonesian police said a suspected Islamic militant was making explosives more powerful than those used in the 2002 Bali bombings, which killed 202 people. National Police spokesman Rikwanto said Saturday that Rio Priatna Wibawa, 23, was linked to Bahrun Naim, an Indonesian militant fighting ...

Companies bet on sea change to tidal power in Indonesia

Nov 25, 2016

Companies bet on sea change to tidal power in Indonesia

A well-connected Indonesian marine renewable energy company and OpenHydro, a unit of French state-owned naval defense company DCNS, aim to be the first to plug into the vast untapped tidal energy potential of the world’s biggest archipelago. Renewables have so far played little part ...

Nov 24, 2016

Indonesian army helicopter carrying five goes missing

An Indonesian army helicopter carrying five people went missing Thursday over Borneo island, an official said, the latest blow to the country’s accident-prone military. The Bell 412 helicopter lost contact in the morning on a short flight from Tarakan in North Kalimantan province to ...