World Aids Day: Indonesia's Papua battles Aids pandemic

2015-12-01 08:29

Fifteen-year-old Adina curls up in bed under a sheet, her body ravaged by Aids, one of many caught up in a pandemic sweeping Indonesia's eastern Papua region.

6.1-magnitude quake hits Indonesia

2015-11-21 15:32

A 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck eastern Indonesia, the US Geological Survey has said, but no tsunami warning was issued.

Vast Indonesia forest fires spawn ecological disaster

2015-11-16 20:00

Indonesia's vast forest fires have created a ecological disaster, health problems and economic losses.

Tigers, piranhas may join crocodile guards at Indonesia jail

2015-11-13 13:50

After sparking ridicule with a proposal to build a prison island to drug convicts surrounded by crocodiles, Indonesia’s anti-drugs czar has now gone further – revealing he also wants tigers and piranhas as guards.

Indonesian police seize 91 pangolins

2015-11-11 17:51

Police in Indonesia's North Sumatra province have seized 91 pangolins set to be smuggled to Malaysia.

Indonesia uses trained elephants to control forest fires

2015-11-11 09:36

Officials in Indonesia are using trained elephants outfitted with water pumps and hoses to help patrol forests and control fires.

Fugitive gangster arrives back in India - report

2015-11-06 13:41

An alleged Indian gangster on the run for more than 20 years has arrived in Delhi after being deported from Indonesia, where he was arrested on the resort island of Bali on the weekend, reports say.

Palm oil demand fueling Indonesian forest fires

2015-11-05 16:28

Haze in South-East Asia has become an annual problem, affecting the health of hundreds of thousands of people and costing billions of dollars in damages.

Powerful quake hits eastern Indonesia, reports of minor damage

2015-11-04 07:45

A powerful 6.3-magnitude earthquake has struck eastern Indonesia, US seismologists say, with some reports of minor property damage but no causalities recorded so far.

Rain brings relief from Indonesian haze

2015-10-28 18:34

Rain has brought some respite to Indonesian provinces affected by choking smog from forest fires, but has failed to extinguish the blazes.


Australia forced back asylum seekers - Indonesia

2015-11-27 16:37

Australian officials have destroyed a boat carrying asylum seekers and then pushed them back to sea in another vessel, Indonesia says.

Indonesian pilot grounded for 'offering hostess as compensation'

2015-11-19 12:14

An Indonesian airline has grounded a pilot after he allegedly offered an air hostess to passengers as compensation for a delay on a flight to the resort island of Bali.

Indonesia opens trials of 8 accused of enslaving fishermen

2015-11-16 15:18

An Indonesian court has opened the trials of three Indonesians and five Thais charged with human trafficking connected with slavery in the seafood industry.

Thailand sending home smuggled orangutans

2015-11-12 21:55

Fourteen orangutans that were smuggled out of Indonesia and believed to have been put to work at tourist attractions in Thailand, have been sent home.

OPEC to consider new output ceiling

2015-11-11 15:32

The Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries is considering raising its official production target at its next meeting to take into account new member, Indonesia.

Indonesia considers crocodile moats to guard drug convicts

2015-11-10 12:18

Indonesian drug convicts could find themselves guarded by hungry crocodiles under a plan put forward by the anti-narcotics agency, a spokesperson says.

US-born Sumatran rhino goes home

2015-11-05 19:31

The US-born Sumatran rhino named Harapan has been formally handed over to Indonesian authorities.

Volcano leaves tourists stranded at Indonesia airports

2015-11-04 22:50

Thousands of tourists are stranded on three Indonesian islands after ash from the Mount Rinjani volcano forced the closure of three airports, and blanketed villages and farmlands.

3 killed, 9 feared dead, in Indonesia gold mine collapse

2015-10-29 10:36

The bodies of three men have been recovered from a disused gold mine in Indonesia after the shaft collapsed on them, with at least nine others still trapped and presumed dead, police say.

Australia accused of paying people smugglers

2015-10-28 17:32

Australian officials have paid people smugglers to take their cargo of migrants back to Indonesia, according to Amnesty International.

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