Indonesia

Shambolic election campaign leaves Indonesia's president-elect much to prove

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JAKARTA - When he was nominated in March as a candidate for Indonesia's presidential election, polls showed Joko "Jokowi" Widodo had a 30-point lead over the man who would become his main challenger, former army general Prabowo Subianto. 

Remote, gas-rich islands on Indonesia's South China Sea frontline

RANAI Indonesia - The word "sleepy" could have been invented for Ranai, the largest town in Indonesia's remote and sparsely populated Natuna archipelago. | Video

World, China, United Nations 26 Aug 2014

Indonesia president-elect to announce cabinet in early October

JAKARTA - Indonesia's Joko Widodo will announce his cabinet team in early October, according to a senior adviser to the president-elect, as he steps up preparations to become the next leader of the world's third largest democracy.

World, 26 Aug 2014

Remote, gas-rich islands on Indonesia's South China Sea frontline

RANAI Indonesia - The word "sleepy" could have been invented for Ranai, the largest town in Indonesia's remote and sparsely populated Natuna archipelago.

World, China, United Nations, 25 Aug 2014

Behind Indonesia mining deal, newly minted minister and U.S. mining legend

JAKARTA - As negotiations to resolve an increasingly bitter dispute over Indonesian mining rules teetered on the brink of collapse, the chairman of Freeport-McMoRan Inc James "Jim Bob" Moffett flew to Jakarta for last-ditch talks.

23 Aug 2014

Witnesses in Bali suitcase murder say mother and daughter argued in lobby

DENPASAR Indonesia - An American woman whose body was found in a suitcase on the resort island of Bali and her daughter were seen arguing in the lobby of their hotel, police said on Friday, as a U.S. attorney headed to Indonesia to advise the teen.

World, 23 Aug 2014

Witnesses in Bali suitcase murder say mother and daughter argued in lobby

DENPASAR Indonesia - An American woman whose body was found in a suitcase on the resort island of Bali and her daughter were seen arguing in the lobby of their hotel, police said on Friday, as a U.S. attorney headed to Indonesia to advise the teen.

World, 23 Aug 2014

Witnesses in Bali suitcase murder say mother and daughter argued in lobby

DENPASAR Indonesia - An American woman whose body was found in a suitcase on the resort island of Bali and her daughter were seen arguing in the lobby of their hotel, police said on Friday, as a U.S. attorney headed to Indonesia to advise the teen.

World, 22 Aug 2014

Indonesia court upholds Widodo's presidential victory

JAKARTA - Indonesia's highest court on Thursday unanimously upheld last month's presidential election result, paving the way for Joko Widodo to take over as leader of the world's third largest democracy. | Video

World, 22 Aug 2014

Indonesia's president-elect eyes swift fuel hike to boost budget

JAKARTA - President-elect Joko Widodo will sit down with Indonesia's outgoing leader next week in the hope of reaching an agreement to raise fuel prices before the handover in October, a move that would help ease budget-sapping subsidy costs.

World, 22 Aug 2014
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U.N. says 43 Golan peacekeepers seized by Syria militants, 81 trapped

UNITED NATIONS - Militants fighting the Syrian army have detained 43 U.N. peacekeepers in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights and trapped another 81 in the region, and the world body is working to secure their release, the United Nations said on Thursday.