After ordeal at sea, Rohingya toddler dies in Indonesia

2015-05-24 10:00

Beneath the swaying banana trees, there is nothing but a few plants to mark the resting place of three-year-old Shahira Bibi and the horror of the final weeks of her short life, at sea on a migrant boat.

Australia rejects criticism over migrant crisis

2015-05-22 08:17

Australia has hit back at criticism of its response to thousands of migrants stranded at sea in Southeast Asia, saying it was generous towards refugees in the region.

Malaysian PM orders rescue of migrant boats

2015-05-21 08:04

Prime Minister Najib Razak says he has ordered the Malaysian navy and coastguard to conduct search and rescue operations for boats carrying stricken migrants including ethnic Rohingya from Myanmar.

Shunned by much of Asia, migrants welcomed in Aceh

2015-05-20 09:11

From rescuing migrants at sea to donating all they can, residents of Indonesia’s Islamic Aceh province are warmly welcoming hundreds of desperate fellow Muslims who have fled their homelands.

Indonesian fishermen rescue 370 migrants

2015-05-20 05:32

Indonesian fishermen have rescued more than 370 migrants, many from Myanmar's Rohingya minority, a rescue official says.

Indonesian envoy dies after Pakistan helicopter crash

2015-05-19 11:43

An Indonesian ambassador who was on a Pakistani military helicopter that crashed this month killing two other foreign envoys died Tuesday after battling severe burn injuries, Indonesia's foreign minister said.

Malaysian minister to meet Indonesian, Thai counterparts on migrants

2015-05-17 09:29

Malaysia says that its foreign minister would meet his Indonesian and Thai counterparts to discuss the surge in stricken migrants from Bangladesh and Myanmar flooding to Southeast Asia.

Around 700 migrants rescued off Indonesia

2015-05-15 06:39

More than 700 Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants have arrived in Indonesia after they were rescued by fishing boats when their boat sank off the coast of Aceh province.

Rohingya refugee crisis deepens - boat found

2015-05-13 22:13

Another boat has been found at sea off Malaysia as the Rohingya refugee crisis in Southeast Asia deepens.

Indonesian police arrest 7 in seafood slavery case

2015-05-12 12:40

Two Indonesians and five Thai nationals have been arrested and accused of human trafficking connected with slavery in the seafood industry.


Most migrants at sea not Rohingya: Australia

2015-05-23 15:21

Indonesia has told Australia that most of the migrants stranded at sea in Southeast Asia are illegal labourers from Bangladesh.

Indonesia sinks foreign boats to deter illegal fishing

2015-05-21 08:45

Indonesia has sunk 41 foreign boats across the archipelago, reports say, as part of an ongoing push to stop illegal fishing in its waters.

Indonesia sinks 41 foreign boats to warn against poaching

2015-05-20 17:38

Indonesian authorities have bombed and sank 41 foreign fishing vessels as a warning against poaching in the country's waters.

Over 370 migrants taken to Indonesia after months at sea

2015-05-20 07:55

More than 370 migrants stranded at sea for months have been rescued and taken to Indonesia, officials say, adding they were suffering dehydration.

Indonesia: We've already given too much to help boat people

2015-05-19 12:54

Indonesia has "given more than it should" to help hundreds of Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants stranded on boats by human traffickers, its foreign minister says.

Indonesia turns away boat as Asian migrant crisis escalates

2015-05-18 09:23

The Indonesian navy prevented a suspected migrant boat from entering the country’s waters at the weekend aft6er the arrival of hundreds of Rohingya and Bangladeshis and has stepped up patrols in the area.

Desperate scenes in migrant boat rescue

2015-05-15 22:04

Desperate migrants facing certain death as their overcrowded boat began sinking fought for space on the stricken vessel, throwing some people overboard.

Indonesia urged to stop military virginity tests

2015-05-14 15:43

Indonesia faced calls to stop virginity tests for women seeking to join the military, with a leading rights group calling the practice "cruel, inhuman and degrading".

Indonesian court expects verdict on death row convict in 2 weeks

2015-05-13 14:06

A court will decide in two weeks whether to proceed with a last-ditch appeal by a French death row inmate who is challenging the president's refusal to grant him clemency.

At least 1 400 migrants rescued off Indonesia, Malaysia

2015-05-11 08:57

Four boats carrying at least 1 400 Rohingya migrants have been rescued off the coast of Indonesia and Malaysia, officials say, a day after nearly 600 others arrived in a wooden vessel off Indonesia’s Aceh.

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