Indonesia

Bangladeshi couple spot abducted son in press photo of boat migrants

DHAKA - A Bangladeshi couple say they have spotted the son they had long given up for dead, emaciated but still alive, in an Indonesian camp for boat migrants shown in a newspaper photograph.

Indonesia anti-graft agency braces for challenges after court ruling

JAKARTA - Indonesia's main anti-graft agency is bracing for a flood of legal challenges from corruption convicts and suspects after a court verdict threw into question the legitimacy of its investigations, a senior official said on Wednesday.

World, 27 May 2015

Indonesian court delays appeal hearing of French death row convict

JAKARTA - An Indonesian court has fixed June 3 to hear a last-ditch appeal by a French drug trafficker on death row, after a verdict expected this week was delayed by the absence of the presiding judge, a judge said.

World, 26 May 2015

Indonesian minister fears government sabotage in contaminated rice scare

JAKARTA - Indonesia's home minister called for a police investigation into the suspected contamination of rice with plastic, saying it may be an attempt at sabotaging the government, media reported on Monday.

World, 25 May 2015

Indonesia's military creeps back into civilian affairs

JAKARTA - Nearly two decades after Indonesia's military was squeezed out of civilian affairs with the downfall of strongman leader Suharto, President Joko Widodo is drawing the army more closely into his wars on drugs, terrorism, and corruption.

World, 24 May 2015

Global refugee crises will hinder resettlement of Asian 'boat people': UNHCR

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Resettling asylum seekers who are among the thousands of boat people in temporary shelters in Indonesia and Malaysia will prove "extremely difficult" due to the mounting refugee crises around the world, a U.N. official said.

World, United Nations, 22 May 2015

Myanmar navy rescues boat with 200 migrants aboard

YANGON - Myanmar's navy has found a boat carrying more than 200 migrants, a government spokesman said on Friday, amid mounting international pressure to tackle a "boat people" crisis that has seen hundreds of migrants land in Indonesia and Malaysia over the past month.

World, Myanmar 22 May 2015

China says concerned over Indonesia's blowing up of fishing boat

BEIJING - China on Thursday expressed "serious concern" over the blowing up of a Chinese fishing vessel seized by Indonesia six years ago, the first such incident under President Joko Widodo.

World, China, 21 May 2015

Malaysia, Indonesia to let 'boat people' come ashore temporarily

KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia and Indonesia said on Wednesday they would offer shelter to 7,000 "boat people" adrift at sea in rickety boats but made clear their assistance was temporary and they would take no more. | Video

World, United Nations, 20 May 2015

Malaysia, Indonesia to let 'boat people' come ashore temporarily

KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia and Indonesia said on Wednesday they would offer shelter to 7,000 "boat people" adrift at sea in rickety boats but made clear their assistance was temporary and they would take no more. | Video

World, United Nations 20 May 2015
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Blatter wins fifth FIFA term as challenger concedes

ZURICH - Sepp Blatter was re-elected president of FIFA for a fifth term on Friday after his only challenger conceded defeat in an election overshadowed by allegations of rampant corruption in world soccer. | Video