Jul 27, 2016

Indonesian president announces new Cabinet line-up

Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo announced a new Cabinet line-up on Wednesday that returns a reformist to the Finance Ministry and puts a former head of the military with a checkered career in charge of security. Jokowi said that Sri Mulyani Indrawati, who was ...

Jul 10, 2016

Gunmen kidnap three Indonesians off Sabah

Gunmen kidnapped three Indonesian tugboat crew off Malaysia’s eastern state of Sabah, police said Sunday, the latest in a string of abductions in a region noted for kidnappings by Islamist militants. It was not immediately clear whether the men were seized by Abu Sayyaf, ...

Indonesia tries to steer convicted militants to new lives

Jun 24, 2016

Indonesia tries to steer convicted militants to new lives

In the heart of Solo city, not far from the Islamic boarding school founded by the radical cleric who inspired the 2002 Bali bombings, the staff of an unremarkable-looking restaurant prepare for another day serving the humble staples of the Indonesian diet to hungry ...

Jun 24, 2016

Seven Indonesian sailors kidnapped in Philippines: Jakarta

Seven Indonesian sailors have been taken hostage in the Sulu Sea in the southern Philippines, Indonesia’s foreign minister said on Friday, the latest in a string of abductions in the waters between the two Southeast Asian neighbors. “We got confirmation of an incident of ...