In first for Indonesia, Japan-funded subway opens in gridlocked Jakarta

Business Mar 25, 2019

In first for Indonesia, Japan-funded subway opens in gridlocked Jakarta

Indonesia's long-awaited first subway opened Sunday in the country's capital with the aim of relieving crippling traffic gridlock in Southeast Asia's biggest economy. Minutes after inaugurating the 16-km transit line running south from Jakarta's downtown, President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo presided over a groundbreaking ceremony to ...

Asia Pacific Mar 7, 2016

Widodo urges Muslim world to unite on Palestine

Indonesia's president urged a summit of Muslim nations to be part of the solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict rather than part of the problem. Joko "Jokowi" Widodo, who heads the world's most populous Muslim nation, said Monday the entire world is concerned by the deterioration ...

Indonesia to join TPP, president says after meeting Obama

Business Oct 27, 2015

Indonesia to join TPP, president says after meeting Obama

Indonesia's leader looked to cement his nation's growing ties with the United States, declaring after a meeting Monday with President Barack Obama that Southeast Asia's largest economy intended to join a sweeping U.S.-backed Pacific Rim trade deal. Indonesian President Joko Widodo is making his first ...