Dec 30, 2014

Indonesia seeks U.S. help to find missing plane: State Deptartment

Indonesia has asked the United States for help in locating the AirAsia jet that went missing on Sunday carrying 162 people, the U.S. State Department said Monday. “Today we received a request for assistance locating the airplane, and we are reviewing that request to ...

In Jakarta, that sinking feeling is all too real

Dec 23, 2014

In Jakarta, that sinking feeling is all too real

The Ciliwung River flows from a volcano south of the Indonesian capital, through the heart of one of the world’s most densely populated cities and almost into Jakarta Bay. Almost, because for the final mile or so of its course, the river would have ...

Indonesia's new leader promises to make life easier for investors

Jul 23, 2014

Indonesia's new leader promises to make life easier for investors

Indonesia’s new president, Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, promised to make life simpler for investors by beefing up the country’s threadbare infrastructure, untangling near-impenetrable regulations and sacking his ministers if they aren’t up to the job. The Elections Commission announced Tuesday that the Jakarta governor had ...

May 11, 2013

Probe Papua rally deaths: Amnesty

Amnesty International has urged Indonesia to investigate the deaths of three Papua independence activists who were gunned down as they protested 50 years of Jakarta’s control over the restive region. Two men were killed last week at an antigovernment rally in Sorong, western Papua, ...