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Pakistan urges Indonesia to delay execution of man convicted of drug smuggling

JAKARTA Pakistan on Monday urged the Indonesian government to stay the execution of one of its nationals convicted of smuggling drugs, citing concerns that his 2005 trial had been unfair.

Indonesian tax amnesty could spark outflow from Singapore wealth industry

SINGAPORE Singapore’s wealth management industry is likely to suffer a bad dent as rich Indonesians move some money back home to take advantage of a tax amnesty, but the exodus of funds isn’t going to be as big as Jakarta is predicting.

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Motor racing: Manor working to secure Haryanto's future

BUDAPEST Manor are still working with Rio Haryanto and the Indonesian driver’s management to secure his seat for the rest of the season, but the Formula One team said it has options should they fail to work out a deal.

Sports, Jul 24 2016

Manor's Haryanto still sweating on F1 future

BUDAPEST Manor driver Rio Haryanto's manager does not yet know if Indonesia's first Formula One driver will be racing in the German Grand Prix next week.

Sports, Jul 22 2016

Singapore bans newspaper linked to Islamic State

SINGAPORE Singapore on Friday banned the distribution and possession of Al Fatihin, a newspaper linked to the Islamic State militant group, after government officials repeatedly warned against terror threats.

World, Jul 22 2016

Philippine woman will not be in Indonesia's next round of executions

JAKARTA A woman from the Philippines convicted in Indonesia for drug smuggling and sentenced to death will not be among the first round of executions carried out when capital punishment is resumed after a lull, the attorney general said on Friday.

World, Jul 22 2016

Indonesia shrugs off Pokemon fatwa as gaming fever takes hold

JAKARTA Avid players of smash-hit mobile phone game Pokemon GO in Indonesia, home to the world's largest Muslim population, are not letting religious decrees or security warnings get in the way of their mission to catch their next cartoon creature.

Tech, World, Jul 22 2016

Indonesia on alert for revenge attacks after most-wanted militant killed

JAKARTA Indonesian forces are on high alert for reprisal attacks after the country's most-wanted militant was killed this week, officials said on Wednesday.

World, Jul 20 2016

Indonesia '99 percent' sure most-wanted militant killed in clash

JAKARTA Indonesia is "99 percent" sure its most-wanted militant, a supporter of Islamic State known as Santoso, has been killed in a clash with security forces, a senior government official said on Tuesday.

World, Jul 19 2016

Indonesian forces kill militants, suspect most-wanted man among them

JAKARTA Indonesia's most wanted man, an Islamic State supporter, may have been one of two militants killed in a gunbattle with security forces in eastern Indonesia on Monday, the government said.

World, Jul 19 2016

Syrian blows himself up outside German music festival, 12 wounded

ANSBACH, Germany A 27-year-old Syrian man denied asylum in Germany a year ago blew himself up on Sunday outside a crowded music festival, injuring 12 people in the country's fourth violent attack on members of the public in less than a week.