At least 14 killed as boat overloaded with migrants capsizes off Malaysia


KUALA LUMPUR - An overloaded wooden boat believed to be carrying dozens of Indonesian illegal immigrants sank off the coast of Malaysia on Thursday, killing at least 14 people, among them 13 women, maritime officials said.

Indonesia arrests alleged mastermind behind Orkim Harmony tanker hijack

JAKARTA - Indonesian authorities on Tuesday said they had arrested the alleged financier and mastermind behind the hijacking of oil tanker Orkim Harmony in June, as well as two suspects in other piracy attacks.

World, 01 Sep 2015

Post-reshuffle, Indonesia beset by renewed government squabbles

JAKARTA - Less than a week after Joko Widodo called on ministers to set aside their egos, the Indonesian president's new cabinet is beset by renewed squabbles, threatening to undo attempts to revive an economy growing at the slowest pace for six years.

World, 19 Aug 2015

Indonesian president urges new cabinet to spend to support growth

JAKARTA - Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Wednesday urged ministers in his newly reshuffled cabinet to spend their budgets and called for a "massive" cut in red tape to revive slowing growth in Southeast Asia's largest economy.

World, 19 Aug 2015

Indonesian rescuers find no survivors in wreckage of crashed plane

JAKARTA - All 54 people on board a Trigana Air aircraft were killed in a crash two days ago in Indonesia's Papua province, the latest in a string of aviation disasters in the Southeast Asian archipelago, officials said on Tuesday. | Video

World, Aerospace & Defense, 18 Aug 2015

Indonesia airline safety hurt by inadequate staff - sources

MONTREAL/TORONTO - Indonesia scored poorly on a 2014 safety audit by the U.N. aviation agency largely because its Ministry of Transportation is understaffed, said two sources familiar with the matter, as the country struggles to cope with the expansion of air travel.

Treacherous terrain hampers rescue efforts for crashed Indonesian plane

JAKARTA - Treacherous terrain in Indonesia's Papua province on Monday hampered rescuers' efforts to reach a passenger plane that crashed with 54 aboard, the latest in a string of aviation disasters in the sprawling Southeast Asian archipelago. | Video

World, 17 Aug 2015

Indonesia's Widodo takes swipe at egos blocking economic progress

JAKARTA - Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Friday called on bureaucrats and politicians to set aside their egos and work together to revive an economy whose growth has slumped since he took office last October.

World, 14 Aug 2015

Indonesia frees international school teachers jailed for student abuse

JAKARTA - Indonesia on Friday freed two teachers who had been jailed for sexually abusing students at an international school in a case critics say was fraught with irregularities and put the country's justice system under the spotlight.

World, 14 Aug 2015

Factbox: New ministers in Indonesia's revamped cabinet

JAKARTA - Indonesian President Joko Widodo reshuffled his cabinet on Wednesday, replacing several ministers including three in economic posts with the aim of reassuring investors worried about protectionism, mixed policy signals and slower growth..

World, 12 Aug 2015

Migrants scuffle with Hungary police; dead toddler's image shocks Europe

BICSKE, Hungary/MUGLA, Turkey - Migrants forced from a train in Hungary scuffled with helmeted riot police and some clung to railway tracks on Thursday, as politicians across Europe struggled to respond to public opinion appalled by images of a drowned 3-year-old boy. | Video