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Uber reviews Asia business amid U.S. bribery probe: source


Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL], which is the subject of a U.S. federal probe into whether it broke bribery laws, has started a review of its Asia operations and notified U.S. authorities about payments made by staff to police officers in Indonesia, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters.

China calls for understanding of Myanmar's need to protect stability

BEIJING Violent incidents in Myanmar's Rakhine state are unacceptable and there should be understanding of the Myanmar government's efforts to protect social stability, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told his Indonesian counterpart, state media said.

World, United Nations, Myanmar, Sep 20 2017

Indonesian police detain 22 over violent anti-communist protest

JAKARTA Indonesian authorities detained 22 people late on Monday after a violent mob clashed with police at an anti-communist protest in the capital Jakarta.

World, Sep 19 2017

Students sent home from Indonesian Islamic school linked to child fighters

JAKARTA Students at an Islamic school that Indonesian authorities have linked to Islamic State returned home after villagers nearby demanded its closure, a school spokesman said on Sunday.

World, Syria Sep 17 2017

Indonesia tightens rules to curb money laundering, terror funding

JAKARTA Indonesia has issued new regulations aimed at curbing money laundering and terror-related financing across a broader range of financial service providers, including money changers, credit card issuers and electronic money providers.

World, Sep 13 2017

Malaysia says foils hijacking of Thai tanker, 10 pirates arrested

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysian authorities thwarted the hijacking of a Thai oil tanker on Thursday and arrested 10 suspected Indonesian pirates on board the ship, a maritime security agency commander said.

World, Thailand Sep 07 2017

Indonesian school a launchpad for child fighters in Syria's Islamic State

SUKAJAYA, Indonesia Hatf Saiful Rasul was 11 years old when he told his father, a convicted Islamic militant, that he wanted to leave school and go to Syria to fight for Islamic State.

Syria, World, Sep 07 2017

Papuan separatists to petition U.N. against Indonesian rule

GENEVA The people of West Papua are facing a "slow motion genocide" and demand independence from Indonesia, separatist leaders told Reuters after a march in Geneva, adding they would press their case with a petition to the United Nations in New York.

World, United Nations, Sep 06 2017

Thousands of Indonesians join anti-Myanmar rally in Jakarta

JAKARTA Thousands of Indonesians, led by Islamist groups, held a rally near the Myanmar embassy in Jakarta on Wednesday to protest against the treatment of Rohingya Muslims and demand the snapping of ties between the two countries.

World, Myanmar Sep 06 2017

Indonesia to bar Myanmar protest at world's biggest Buddhist temple

JAKARTA Indonesian police have pledged to bar Islamist groups from staging a rally on Friday at the Borobudur Buddhist temple in central Java to protest against the persecution of Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims.

World, Myanmar Sep 05 2017

U.S. challenged by rising North Korea tensions, Russia urges calm

UNITED NATIONS Russia urged "hot heads" to calm down on Friday as the United States admitted it felt "challenged" by North Korea's warning that it could test a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific and President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un traded more insults. | Video