Twelve missing after boat capsizes off Indonesia

2016-06-27 14:19

Twelve people are missing after a boat capsized in stormy weather off Indonesia's easternmost province of Papua, an official said.

Indonesian Olympic medallists to get cash for life

2016-06-23 18:31

Indonesia has promised large cash payments and generous lifetime pensions to their Olympic athletes if they make the podium, in a bid to boost their medal count in Rio.

Indonesia floods, landslides engulf hundred of homes, kills 43

2016-06-20 13:04

The death toll from landslides and flooding in Indonesia has risen to 43, an official says, after hundreds of homes were engulfed by surging torrents of mud and rock.

Indonesia planning executions after Eid holiday

2016-06-14 21:46

Indonesia plans to put 16 convicts to death after next month's Muslim Eid holiday, an official says, confirming executions were set to resume after a hiatus.

Ramadan raid on frail Indonesian food seller sparks anger

2016-06-13 15:08

Indonesian netizens have reacted with fury and a flurry of donations after footage emerged of a frail food seller breaking down as her cafe was raided for staying open during the daytime in Ramadan.

6.2 undersea quake strikes central Indonesia

2016-06-09 12:16

A strong 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of central Indonesia, US seismologists said, but no tsunami warning was issued and there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

S&P scorned by investors for keeping Asia’s best debt at junk

2016-06-06 07:08

Investors have kept faith in Asia’s best-performing sovereign bond market after S&P Global Ratings left Indonesia at junk status.

Indonesia child rapists punished with chemical castration

2016-05-25 21:01

Indonesia's president has issued a regulation that provides tougher penalties for child rapists, including chemical castration.

12 Indonesians dead after drinking bootleg alcohol

2016-05-17 12:39

Twelve Indonesian men have died after drinking bootleg liquor, police say, the latest deaths in the Muslim-majority country caused by homemade alcohol.

6 students killed, 15 missing in western Indonesia floods

2016-05-16 13:27

Rescuers have found the bodies of six university students who were among nearly two dozen who went missing in rain-triggered floods and landslides at a waterfall in western Indonesia.


Seven Indonesian sailors kidnapped, held hostage

2016-06-24 09:47

Seven Indonesian sailors have been kidnapped at sea in the southern Philippines, the government in Jakarta said, the latest in a spree of abductions by armed gangs in the strife-torn region.

Indonesia defends opening fire on Chinese boat

2016-06-20 16:47

Indonesia has defended opening fire on Chinese sailors as an action aimed at stopping illegal fishing, as China said it had overlapping maritime claims with Jakarta.

31 dead, 19 missing in Indonesian floods, landslides

2016-06-19 12:41

The death toll from flash floods and landslides in Indonesia has risen to 31, an official says, as search crews scour devastated villages in the hope of finding survivors.

Indonesia lashes out at Singapore in new haze row

2016-06-13 16:27

Indonesia's environment minister has lashed out at Singapore for failing to show 'respect' after the city-state tried to question the director of an Indonesian company over last year's haze outbreak.

New app the answer to Jakarta's 'carmageddon'

2016-06-13 13:54

The Indonesian capital's reputation as one of the most congested cities is typically not a factor in its favor for investors

Indonesia plans tougher punishments for poachers

2016-06-08 14:12

Indonesia plans to quadruple maximum jail terms for animal poachers and traffickers in a major overhaul of wildlife crime laws, but environmentalists expressed scepticism the changes would be effective.

Indonesian earthquake causes injuries

2016-06-02 15:49

A powerful earthquake off Indonesia's Sumatra island has sent panicked people fleeing for higher ground and left eight people injured and scores of buildings damaged.

7 dead after volcano erupts in Indonesia

2016-05-22 18:00

The death toll in the eruption of a volcano in western Indonesia has risen to seven, with two other people in critical condition, as an official warned of more eruptions.

Indonesia landslide toll could rise:

2016-05-16 19:04

At least fifteen students holidaying at a popular tourist spot in western Indonesia have been killed in a landslide, with fears the death toll could rise.

Rare Sumatran rhino born in Indonesia

2016-05-12 20:02

A Sumatran rhino has given birth to a female calf at a sanctuary in Indonesia taking the critically endangered species a step further away from extinction.

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