Indonesia

South Africa's Zuma visits immigrants displaced by anti-foreigner violence

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JOHANNESBURG - South Africa's President Jacob Zuma on Saturday canceled a state visit to Indonesia to deal with a wave of anti-immigrant violence at home and promised peace to those who wished to remain in Africa's most advanced economy. | Video

'Diamond' Phachara hopes to sparkle on Asian Tour debut

- Fifteen-year-old Thai Phachara Khongwatmai will make his Asian Tour debut at next week's Indonesian Masters, hoping to steal some limelight from former world number one Lee Westwood and Dane Thomas Bjorn.

Sports, 18 Apr 2015

Indonesian parliament approves new police chief after graft scandal

JAKARTA - Indonesia's parliament on Thursday approved President Joko Widodo's new candidate for national police chief, after the leader was forced to withdraw his previous nominee due to his tainted record.

World, 16 Apr 2015

Indonesian Islamic parties seek ban on alcohol consumption

JAKARTA - Two Islamic parties have proposed legislation to ban all consumption of alcoholic drinks and hand jail terms of up to two years to offenders in Indonesia, home to the world's largest Muslim population.

World, 14 Apr 2015

Indonesian Islamic parties seek ban on alcohol consumption

JAKARTA - Two Islamic parties have proposed legislation that would ban all consumption of alcoholic drinks and bring jail terms of up to two years for offenders in Indonesia, home to the world's largest Muslim population.

World, 14 Apr 2015

Indonesia eyes regular navy exercises with U.S. in South China Sea

JAKARTA - Indonesia wants to hold regular military exercises with the United States near the sparsely populated Natuna archipelago, an area of the South China Sea near China's claims, a navy spokesman said on Monday.

China, World, 13 Apr 2015

Australian death row convicts file challenge in Indonesia's highest court

JAKARTA - Lawyers for two Australian convicts facing execution for drug trafficking in Indonesia filed a last-ditch legal challenge in the country's highest court on Thursday, in the hope that the president will be forced to reconsider denying them clemency.

World, Australia, 09 Apr 2015

In Indonesia, a power plant impasse and a faltering president

PONOWARENG, Indonesia/JAKARTA - Indonesia announced with great fanfare in 2011 that it would build Southeast Asia's biggest coal-fired power plant on the island of Java, but the $4 billion project is yet to be launched and President Joko Widodo is on the horns of a dilemma.

World, 08 Apr 2015

Indonesian court rejects last-ditch appeal by Australian death-row convicts

JAKARTA - An Indonesian court rejected on Monday a last-ditch challenge by two Australian drug convicts facing execution by firing squad, but lawyers for the state and defense were divided over whether legal avenues remained for them to avoid the death penalty. | Video

World, Australia, 06 Apr 2015

Indonesia resolve Olympic ring row, avoid IOC ban

JAKARTA - Indonesia is set to retain the hosting rights of the 2018 Asian Games and avoid an International Olympic Committee (IOC) ban after resolving a row over the use of the Olympic rings logo.

Sports, 04 Apr 2015
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Afghan blast kills 33; president blames Islamic State

JALALABAD, Afghanistan - A suicide bomber in Afghanistan's eastern city of Jalalabad killed 33 people and injured more than 100 on Saturday, setting off a blast outside a bank where government workers collect salaries, the city's police chief said. | Video