Muslim Indonesia's capital votes amid religious tension

2017-04-19 14:29

Polls have opened in Jakarta's election run-off with the Christian governor fighting for his job despite standing trial for blasphemy, in a vote that has stoked religious tensions in Muslim-majority Indonesia.

Indonesian men face caning for gay sex

2017-04-10 17:42

Indonesia's Aceh looks set to cane two men who admitted having sex in contravention of Islamic laws, an official says, the first such punishment of a gay couple in the conservative province.

Indonesia landslide search resumes

2017-04-02 20:30

The search for more than two dozen missing people has resumed after a massive landslide hit a village on Indonesia's main island of Java.

Muslim protesters march against Jakarta's Christian governor

2017-03-31 15:48

Undeterred by the arrest of hard-line protest leaders, thousands of Muslims marched in Indonesia's capital, calling for the jailing of the city's minority Christian governor.

US woman in Bali 'suitcase murder' gives up baby

2017-03-17 23:02

An American woman convicted in her mother's "suitcase murder" in Indonesia has given custody of her young daughter to an Australian woman until her release from prison.

UK cruise ship damages pristine Indonesian coral reef

2017-03-14 12:31

A British-owned cruise ship has smashed into and damaged pristine coral reefs in a remote corner of Indonesia known as one of the world's most bio-diverse marine habitats.

Indonesian politicians implicated in major graft case

2017-03-09 21:17

Indonesian politicians, including the justice minister and ex-interior minister, and officials are implicated in a major corruption scandal estimated to have sucked about $170m out of government coffers

Bomb attack, police shootout in Indonesian city

2017-02-27 08:51

A small bomb exploded in a park in the Indonesian city of Bandung on Monday, with the attacker fleeing into government offices and engaging in a shootout with police.

Baby orangutan rescued after being kept as a pet

2017-02-23 12:42

Baby primate Vena shyly turned her head away from a bottle as two vets tried to feed her, the latest Bornean orangutan rescued in Indonesia after being kept as a pet.

Kim killer suspect interviewed by diplomats

2017-02-16 19:32

Indonesian diplomats have met with a woman arrested in Malaysia for suspected involvement in the killing of the North Korean leader's half brother.


Indonesian graft investigator injured in acid attack

2017-04-11 19:06

An Indonesian corruption investigator had acid thrown in his face by assailants activists say are linked to a graft case that has implicated senior politicians.

Indonesia's 'selfie monkey' threatened by hunger for its meat

2017-04-04 11:48

The crested black macaque shot to fame when one of the monkeys snapped grinning selfies and became embroiled in a US court battle - but the tussle over copyright is the least of the rare animal's worries.

Landslide buries over 2 dozen people in central Indonesia

2017-04-01 13:21

More than two dozen people were reported missing after a rain-triggered landslide struck a village on Indonesia's main Java island.

Tourists panic as quake rattles Bali

2017-03-22 09:26

Tourists fled their hotels in panic on Bali after the popular Indonesian holiday island was rattled by an early morning earthquake.

Indonesia summons UK envoy over coral reef destruction

2017-03-17 12:26

Indonesia summoned the British ambassador after a cruise ship on a voyage organised by a London-based company smashed into coral reefs in a popular tourist spot and caused extensive damage.

Briton jailed for six years over Bali policeman killing

2017-03-13 14:12

A British man was jailed for six years over the killing of a policeman who was beaten to death on a beach on the Indonesian resort island of Bali.

Crowds greet Saudi king on rare visit to Indonesia

2017-03-01 17:30

The first Saudi monarch to visit Indonesia in nearly half a century has arrived to an elaborate official welcome and crowds of thousands.

Australia-Indonesia restore full military ties

2017-02-26 12:01

Australia and Indonesia have announced the full restoration of military ties as the countries' leaders held talks following a brief spat over teaching material deemed offensive to Jakarta.

Prosecutors seek 8-year terms for tourists in Bali death

2017-02-21 21:03

Indonesian prosecutors are seeking eight-year prison sentences for a British man and an Australian woman accused of killing a police officer on Bali beach.

Indonesia launches anti-Valentine's Day condom raids

2017-02-14 17:17

Indonesian authorities raided convenience stores and seized condoms in a major city to stop teenagers having casual sex on Valentine's Day, the latest crackdown on the holiday in the Muslim-majority nation.

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