Non-marital sex ban delayed by Indonesian president

2019-09-20 19:14

Indonesian President Joko Widodo has called for a delay in passing a new law that would outlaw gay and pre-marital sex after the controversial plan sparked a public outcry.

Indonesian voters deciding between moderate and ex-general

2019-04-17 11:50

Indonesians were voting in presidential and legislative elections after a campaign that pitted the moderate incumbent against an ultranationalist former general.

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 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.

FIFA hold crisis talks

2015-11-02 13:52

FIFA officials held crisis talks with Indonesian President Joko Widodo, six months after FIFA issued a ban to his country.

Indonesian leader 'committed to environmental'

2015-04-15 13:47

Indonesia’s president has assured Norway, which has pledged up to $1bn in aid to help preserve the Southeast Asian country’s forests, that he is as committed to the environment as his predecessor, the Norwegian PM says.

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.

Indonesia protests over 'demeaning' vacuum ad

2015-02-05 14:40

Indonesia has formally protested to the Malaysian government over a vacuum cleaner ad it says is "utterly insensitive" to the hundreds of thousands of its citizens working as domestic workers.

Zuckerberg presses Indonesia leader on web access

2014-10-13 14:47

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has pressed Indonesia's incoming leader to improve internet access in the sprawling archipelago.

Both rivals claim victory in Indonesia election

2014-07-10 08:22

Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo is leading in the Indonesian presidential election, but his rival is not conceding.


WATCH: Six killed as Indonesia protests turn deadly

2019-05-22 15:01

At least six people were killed as Indonesia's capital erupted in violence when police clashed with protesters opposed to the re-election of President Joko Widodo.

Halal ink, giant ballots ready for Indonesian vote

2019-04-16 22:26

The election is a huge logistical exercise costing about 27.6 trillion rupiah ($1.9bn).

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.

Police ordered to hunt down attackers – Indonesian President

2016-01-14 08:33

Indonesian President Joko Widodo, who is on a working visit in West Java town of Cirebon, has ordered security forces to hunt down the perpetrators and their network behind the attacks in Jakarta.

Anguished families say goodbye before Indonesia executions

2015-04-28 08:21

The families of two Australian convicts facing execution in Indonesia have paid an anguished final visit to their loved ones, wailing in grief as ambulances carrying empty white coffins arrived at their prison.

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.

Australia 'very disappointed' at Indonesia death row ruling

2015-02-25 11:11

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says she is "very disappointed" the latest bid to spare two Australians on death row in Indonesia has failed, as lawyers urged they not be killed before an appeal is heard.

Rescuers hunt for survivors in deadly Indonesian landslide

2014-12-14 07:39

Rescuers searching for more than 80 people missing after a landslide in Indonesia have deployed bulldozers and excavators to battle their way through roads strewn with debris.

Prabowo withdraws presidential candidacy

2014-07-22 12:05

Indonesian former general Prabowo Subianto has withdrawn his presidential candidacy after denouncing the election process undemocratic.

Widodo leads early results in Indonesia election

2014-07-09 15:59

An unofficial quick-count results of Indonesia's hotly contested presidential election shows Joko "Jokowi" Widodo ahead of his rival with more than 80% of the votes tallied.

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