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Indonesian quake toll passes 100 as rescuers struggle


PIDIE JAYA, Indonesia Indonesian medical teams struggled on Thursday to treat scores of people injured in a 6.5 magnitude earthquake a day after more than 100 people were killed in the worst disaster to hit the province since the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. | Video

Myanmar stops migrant workers going to Malaysia after Rohingya row

YANGON Myanmar has stopped workers going to Malaysia after Malaysia's leader criticized its treatment of Muslims, while Indonesia joined a growing chorus of concern about the fate of Myanmar's stateless Rohingya Muslims.

World, Myanmar Dec 07 2016

Indonesian group held for treason got money transfers: police

JAKARTA Indonesian police said on Tuesday they had evidence that a group of people accused of plotting to hijack a protest rally to lead an uprising against the government had received money transfers from an unidentified source.

World, Dec 06 2016

Ahead of deal to cut, OPEC oil output hits record high: Reuters survey

LONDON OPEC's oil output set another record high in November ahead of a deal to cut production, a Reuters survey found on Monday, helped by higher Iraqi exports and extra barrels from two nations exempted from cutting supply - Nigeria and Libya.

Indonesian police plane with 15 on board goes missing

JAKARTA A twin-engine Indonesian police plane went missing on Saturday with 15 people on board en route to the island of Batam, south of Singapore, police and rescue authorities said, as search teams scoured the area.

World, Dec 04 2016

Dutch government backs new inquiry into colonial Indonesia

THE HAGUE The Dutch government on Friday backed a multi-year inquiry into the end of its colonial period in Indonesia in the 1940s, when troops from the Netherlands are accused of massacres in Southeast Asia's largest nation.

World, Dec 02 2016

Indonesia says foiled plot to exploit Muslim protest

JAKARTA Indonesian police on Friday said they had detained eight people before dawn, thwarting a plot hatched to take advantage of a demonstration by tens of thousands of Muslims and lead an uprising against President Joko Widodo's government. | Video

World, Dec 02 2016

Singapore minister sees increased threat of extremist attack

SINGAPORE A Singapore minister said on Friday the threat of an extremist attack was higher now than earlier this year as hardline Islamists are increasingly pushing their agenda in neighboring Indonesia.

World, Dec 02 2016

Haryanto still hoping for an F1 return

LONDON The competition for the last three slots on the 2017 Formula One starting grid is hotting up but Indonesian driver Rio Haryanto believes he is still in with a shout.

Sports, Dec 01 2016

Indonesia tightens security before protest against Jakarta governor

JAKARTA More than 100,000 Indonesians are expected to rally on Friday to call for the arrest of the Christian governor of the capital, Jakarta, for alleged blasphemy, as police staged drills and prepared water cannon after violence at a protest last month.

World, Dec 01 2016

Syrian army's Aleppo advance slows, but victory in sight

ALEPPO, Syria/BEIRUT The Syrian army's advance in Aleppo slowed on Thursday but a victory was still firmly in sight after President Bashar al-Assad vowed that retaking the city would change the course of the six-year-old war. | Video