Enraged by the lack of government action on climate change, the candidates are campaigning hard on environmental issues in the hope of appealing to moderate voters.
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The unprecedented demand for oil and natural gas has elevated tensions between the two countries, but both have made attempts to play down the standoff.
The pandemic has been a grinding descent toward poverty and hunger for many of the country's economically vulnerable.
Since the coup, some protesters have launched an online campaign to denounce family members and associates of the junta in Myanmar and beyond.
The political aspirations of the president's son have raised suspicions that the leader is forming a new dynasty to elbow its way in among Indonesia's old elites.
Only last week Luhut Pandjaitan, Indonesia’s maritime minister and close confidant of the country’s president, touted herbal mangosteen juice as a coronavirus remedy. His suggestion was the latest in a string of unorthodox treatments put forward by the president’s Cabinet over the past six months, ...