Petrol bomb thrown at Myanmar embassy in Indonesia

2017-09-03 15:27

A petrol bomb has been thrown at Myanmar's embassy in the Indonesian capital Jakarta as anger grew across the mainly Muslim archipelago about violence against Rohingyas in Myanmar.

Even a bond rout can't scare investors away from Indonesia

2017-07-19 12:45

As local-currency bonds in Indonesia have joined the recent global debt selloff, Asset Management companies had a simple strategy: buy more.

Indonesia restricts app over "terrorism" content

2017-07-15 14:32

Indonesia has blocked web-based access to a popular messaging service and threatened a full ban on the app due to its "terrorism" content, the government said.

Plane with 5 aboard reported missing in Indonesia's Papua

2017-07-05 10:21

A small plane carrying five people on board has gone missing in Indonesia's easternmost province of Papua

Body of German hiker retrieved from Indonesian volcano

2017-06-30 22:25

Indonesian rescuers have retrieved the body of a German hiker who went missing last week on a dormant volcano in western Indonesia.

Strong, shallow earthquake rattles Indonesia's capital

2017-06-12 06:59

A strong, shallow earthquake rocked part of Indonesia's main island including the capital, causing panic but no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

Australia's 'Ganja Queen' returns home

2017-05-28 08:29

Australian Schapelle Corby has been deported from Bali 12 years after being convicted of drug trafficking on the holiday island.

Indonesian police make mass arrests over 'gay party'

2017-05-22 16:02

Indonesian police have detained 141 men who were allegedly holding a gay party at a sauna, an official says, the latest sign of a backlash against homosexuals in the Muslim-majority country.

Indonesians arrested over Sumatran tiger poaching

2017-05-15 21:55

Indonesian authorities arrest two men on suspicion of poaching Sumatran tigers and seized a skin and bones taken from one of the rare animals.

Indonesian seafood enforcer wins acclaim even in US

2017-05-13 20:00

An Indonesian seafood enforcer has won acclaim with her explosive methods of curbing smuggling...sometimes seizing foreign fishing vessels and blowing them up.


Indonesia's first female would-be suicide bomber jailed, 9 months pregnant

2017-08-28 21:11

An Indonesian woman has been sentenced to seven-and-a-half years' jail for her involvement in an Islamic State-inspired plot to carry out a suicide bomb attack on the presidential palace in Jakarta, her lawyer says.

Indonesia Parliament speaker fingered as corruption suspect

2017-07-18 13:22

Indonesia's anti-graft agency has named the speaker of Parliament as a suspect in a corruption scandal in which officials allegedly pocketed more than $170m in government money.

Rescuers find missing plane with all 5 on board killed

2017-07-06 17:02

Rescuers say five people aboard a plane in Indonesia's easternmost province of Papua were killed when it crashed in a remote area.

Aid helicopter crash kills 8 after Indonesian volcano erupts

2017-07-03 07:39

A rescue helicopter crashed while heading to help evacuate residents near an erupting volcano on Indonesia's main island, killing all 8 people on board.

Inmates escape from Indonesian prison after wall collapses

2017-06-14 17:34

Officials say dozens of inmates have escaped from an overcrowded prison in western Indonesia after floods caused a wall to collapse

Indonesia police arrest 3 suspected militants after bombings

2017-05-29 17:41

Indonesian police say they have made more arrests of suspected militants following suicide bombings in Jakarta that killed three policemen.

1 step forward, 2 steps back for LGBT rights in Asia

2017-05-26 13:58

For LGBT rights, it was one step forward, two steps back this week in Asia.

Indonesian men sentenced to public caning for gay sex

2017-05-17 16:33

A sharia court sentences two men to be publicly caned for gay sex for the first time in Indonesia's conservative province of Aceh.

Albino orangutan named 'Alba' after global appeal

2017-05-15 16:20

A conservation group says it has chosen the name "Alba" for a rare albino orangutan rescued from captivity in Indonesia after receiving a flood of suggestions from the public.

Indonesian security forces hunt inmates after mass breakout

2017-05-06 21:05

Indonesian security forces have launched a search for more than 200 inmates still on the loose after a mass breakout from an overcrowded prison.

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