Indonesia leader too busy to take Australia call – envoy

2015-03-26 13:31

Indonesian President Joko Widodo has been too busy during the past three weeks to accept a phone call from the Australian PM to plead for the lives of two death row prisoners, an envoy says.

Two kidnapped soldiers found dead in Indonesia

2015-03-24 13:07

Two soldiers have been found dead with gunshot wounds in Indonesia's once-rebellious province of Aceh, local media reported.

Indonesian delays decision on Australian death row convicts

2015-03-19 09:08

Two Australian drug convicts on death row in Indonesia won’t be executed this month after a court postponed their appeal hearing against the rejection of a request for presidential clemency.

AirAsia families accept 'sad reality' as search ends

2015-03-18 09:51

An Indonesian whose daughter-in-law is among 56 people unaccounted for following the crash of an AirAsia plane says his family has accepted the "sad reality" that her body would never be found.

Southeast Asia attracts more investment than China

2015-03-16 19:38

Southeast Asia's major economies drew more foreign direct investment combined than China for the second straight year in 2014, as growth in their giant neighbour cooled.

Indonesia rejects Australia's offer to pay for pair's jail time

2015-03-12 15:46

Indonesia has rejected an offer from Australia to pay the cost of life imprisonment for two drug smugglers if they are spared the firing squad.

German jailed for 15 years for Bali drug trafficking

2015-03-11 16:01

A German man has been jailed for 15 years for trying to smuggle cocaine into Bali, the latest example of Indonesian authorities' hard line against the narcotics trade as they gear up to execute several foreign drug offenders.

American tourist leaves E Timor after 6-month ordeal

2015-03-09 12:52

An American tourist has returned to the US after six months trapped in East Timor over the discovery of drugs in a taxi that she was sharing.

Australia protests Indonesia's treatment of death row men

2015-03-06 08:14

Australia has formally complained to Indonesia over the treatment of two men facing the firing squad, PM Tony Abbott says, amid reports their execution could be delayed for up to 10 days.

Australia seeks Indonesia prisoner swap as executions loom

2015-03-05 16:01

Australia's foreign minister says she had proposed a prisoner swap to her Indonesian counterpart in an 11th hour effort to save the lives of two Australian drug smugglers expected to face a firing squad.


Australians on Indonesia death row submit appeal evidence

2015-03-25 10:01

Lawyers for two Australian drug smugglers facing execution in Indonesia have submitted evidence to a court as part of the men's latest attempt to avoid the firing squad.

Indonesia detains alleged ISIS recruiters

2015-03-23 14:38

Indonesian anti-terror police have arrested five men who allegedly arranged for a group of mostly women and children to try and enter Syria to join ISIS.

US teen on trial for mom’s murder gives birth in prison

2015-03-18 12:19

An American teenager on trial on the Indonesian island of Bali over the murder of her mother, whose body was found stuffed in a suitcase, has given birth to a baby girl, a prison official says.

6.2 undersea quake hits Indonesia, no warning yet

2015-03-18 06:15

An undersea earthquake with 6.2 magnitude has hit Indonesia's North Maluku province, but did not trigger a tsunami warning, disaster officials have said.

2 Indonesia planes crash at air show practice

2015-03-15 14:35

Two planes from an Indonesian acrobatic air team have clipped wings and crashed during a practice session ahead of an air show in Malaysia, officials say.

Australia offers to pay for 2 prisoners' keep in Indonesia

2015-03-12 05:56

Australia's foreign minister says her government has offered to carry Indonesia's costs for keeping two Australian heroin traffickers in prison for life if Jakarta grants permanent stays of execution.

Frenchman on Indonesia death row leaves prison for appeal

2015-03-11 05:00

A Frenchman on death row in Indonesia has been transferred under heavy police guard from a prison island, the day before he starts a last-ditch court bid to avoid the firing squad.

Families visit Australians on Indonesian death row

2015-03-09 06:16

The families of two Australian drug smugglers facing imminent execution in Indonesia have visited them for the first time on a prison island where they will be put to death.

Death-row Nigerian says last goodbye to Indonesian lover

2015-03-06 08:02

A Nigerian man facing execution in Indonesia for drug smuggling has written a heart rendering letter to say a final goodbye to his lover, a report says.

Indonesia says to press ahead with executions

2015-03-05 14:27

Indonesia’s security minister says Jakarta would press ahead with the execution of two Australian drug smugglers and other foreign convicts, ruling out an offer of a prisoner swap put forwards by Canberra.

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