Jan 16, 2016

Indonesian police arrest 12 after Jakarta attack

Indonesian police said Saturday they have arrested 12 people suspected of links to the Jakarta bombings. The audacious attacks by suicide bombers and gunmen on Thursday that targeted a Starbucks and traffic police post in bustling central Jakarta killed seven people, including two civilians. ...

Sep 8, 2015

Woman believed to be Japanese found dead in Jakarta

A woman believed to be a Japanese national has been found dead in her apartment in Jakarta, and while the cause of death was unconfirmed, preliminary investigations indicate she may have been murdered, according to police and a Japanese Embassy official. I Ketut Sudarma, ...

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 ...