Indonesia

Indonesia prepares to transfer Philippines drug convict for execution

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JAKARTA - Indonesia is preparing to move a Filipina death row inmate for execution after she lost her appeal in the Supreme Court earlier this week, the attorney general's spokesman said on Friday.

Indonesia seeks major role in Chinese-led infrastructure bank

JAKARTA - Indonesia wants to play a major role in a new Chinese-led Asian infrastructure bank, with at least the vice-president's position reserved for the Southeast Asian country, the finance minister said.

26 Mar 2015

Indonesian tycoon sues government to stop key opposition party defecting to president

JAKARTA - Indonesian tycoon Aburizal Bakrie is suing the government in a bid to keep control of the country's biggest opposition party and prevent it defecting to President Joko Widodo's minority coalition.

World, 24 Mar 2015

Indonesian president says China's main claim in South China Sea has no legal basis

JAKARTA/TOKYO - Indonesian President Joko Widodo said one of China's main claims to the majority of the South China Sea had no legal basis in international law, but Jakarta wanted to remain an "honest broker" in one of Asia's most thorny territorial disputes.

World, China, 23 Mar 2015

Japan to expand SE Asia security ties with Indonesia pact

TOKYO/JAKARTA - Japan will sign a defense pact with Indonesia next week, officials in both governments said, the latest effort by Tokyo to forge closer security ties with Southeast Asian nations and build a counter-balance to China.

World, Japan 20 Mar 2015

Japan to expand SE Asia security ties with Indonesia pact

TOKYO/JAKARTA - Japan will sign a defense pact with Indonesia next week, officials in both governments said, the latest effort by Tokyo to forge closer security ties with Southeast Asian nations and build a counter-balance to China.

World, Japan 19 Mar 2015

Indonesian court delays decision on Australian death row convicts

JAKARTA - Two Australian drug convicts on death row in Indonesia will not be executed this month after a court on Thursday postponed their appeal hearing against the rejection of a request for presidential clemency.

World, Australia, 19 Mar 2015

Indonesia unlikely to execute drug convicts for weeks or months: VP Kalla

JAKARTA - Indonesia is not likely to execute a group of death row convicts, mostly foreigners, for weeks or even months, until its courts decide on their last-minute legal appeals, Vice President Jusuf Kalla told Reuters on Wednesday.

World, 18 Mar 2015

Indonesia to call off search for AirAsia crash victims

JAKARTA - Indonesia will on Sunday end a search for the bodies of 56 people missing from an AirAsia jet that crashed in the Java Sea in December, a national rescue agency official said.

Indonesia overlooks Australia in visa-free travel list

JAKARTA - Indonesia said on Monday that Australia would be excluded from a list of 45 countries to be offered visa-free travel amid heightened tensions between the countries over the imminent execution of two convicted Australian drug traffickers.

World, Australia, 16 Mar 2015
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Iran, powers close in on two-three page nuclear deal; success uncertain: officials

LAUSANNE, Switzerland/ANKARA - Iran and major powers are close to agreement on a 2- or 3-page accord with specific numbers that would form the basis of a long-term settlement aimed at ending a 12-year standoff over Tehran's nuclear ambitions, officials said on Friday.