Indonesia

Unborn baby of U.S. suspect in Bali suitcase murder gets a lawyer

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DENPASAR Indonesia - An U.S. woman detained on the Indonesian resort island of Bali in connection with the murder of her mother has retained legal representation for her unborn child, the suspect's legal team said.

Mitsubishi leads $600 million investment in Indonesia plant, new car

JAKARTA/TOKYO - Mitsubishi Motors Corp is leading a $600 million investment in Indonesia to build a factory and develop a new car, as the Japanese auto maker seeks to expand in a growing and increasingly competitive auto market. | Video

Japan 16 Sep 2014

Hunger is falling, but climate and conflict threaten progress: report

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Land redistribution in Brazil, community gardens in Indonesia, and rising incomes across much of the developing world have helped end hunger for 100 million people in the last decade, new research shows.

Indonesia anti-terror police question four foreigners

JAKARTA - Indonesian anti-terror police are questioning four foreign nationals in a sign of tightening security in the country with the world's largest Muslim population, officials confirmed on Tuesday.

World, 16 Sep 2014

Indonesia's president-elect Widodo looks to technocrats for cabinet

JAKARTA - Indonesia's president-elect Joko Widodo said on Monday just over half of the members of his cabinet will be technocrats, including the ministers of finance, energy and state-owned enterprises.

World, 15 Sep 2014

Indonesia's Widodo wants to overturn law curbing anti-graft drive: adviser

JAKARTA - Indonesian president-elect Joko Widodo wants the top court to overturn legislation that makes it more difficult to investigate lawmakers for graft, an adviser said, referring to a law passed with little publicity in one of the world's most corrupt countries.

World, 11 Sep 2014

Indonesia's next leader, Widodo, faces party divided over fuel subsidies

JAKARTA - A plan by Indonesia's next leader to hike fuel prices this year faces opposition within his coalition, party officials said, stirring concern whether he will have the political support to take such a contentious step during his first weeks in office.

World, 05 Sep 2014

Indonesia's energy minister made suspect in graft case

JAKARTA - Indonesia's anti-corruption agency said on Wednesday the energy minister was a suspect in a case involving extortion and abuse of authority, the latest in a string of cases that have tainted President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono's final year in office.

World, 03 Sep 2014

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

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. 

World, 27 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. | Video

World, China, United Nations 26 Aug 2014
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Kurds issue new call to arms against Islamic State in Syria

SURUC Turkey - Kurdish militants in Turkey have issued a new call to arms to defend a border town in northern Syria from advancing Islamic State fighters, and the Turkish authorities and United Nations prepared on Sunday for a surge in refugees. | Video