Aug 12, 2015

Japan, China vie to build high-speed rail in Indonesia

Indonesia’s top development official said the government is studying proposals from Japan and China for construction of a high-speed rail line and expects to announce the outcome later this month. Andrinof Chaniago, the national development planning minister, told reporters Tuesday that a decision on ...

Jul 28, 2015

M7 temblor jolts Indonesia's Papua; no tsunami alert: USGS

A powerful magnitude 7.0 earthquake rocked the eastern Indonesian province of Papua on Tuesday, U.S. seismologists said, causing panicked people to run out of their homes. No tsunami warning was issued after the quake, which struck inland, and Indonesia’s national disaster agency said there ...

Volcano shuts down major Indonesian airport during holiday rush

Jul 16, 2015

Volcano shuts down major Indonesian airport during holiday rush

Ash spewing from an erupting volcano closed the airport serving Indonesia’s second-biggest city Thursday, as millions of people were traveling across the archipelago ahead of the Muslim holiday Eid. The shutdown of the international airport serving Surabaya, on the main island of Java, came ...

Two airports reopen but travel chaos over Indonesian eruption continues

Jul 11, 2015

Two airports reopen but travel chaos over Indonesian eruption continues

Two Indonesian airports reopened Saturday after closing due to ash spewing from a Java volcano that has sparked chaos for vacationers, thousands of whom have been stranded after airlines canceled flights to Bali. Bali’s Ngurah Rai airport reopened Saturday morning, while two airports on ...