Indonesia says faulty component, crew response factors in AirAsia crash


JAKARTA Chronic problems with a faulty rudder system and the way pilots tried to respond were among a string of factors contributing to the crash of an Indonesian AirAsia jet last year that killed all 162 on board, investigators said on Tuesday.

Indonesia to release AirAsia crash investigation report

JAKARTA Indonesia was set to publish the results of its investigation into last year's crash of an Indonesia AirAsia passenger jet on Tuesday, the first official explanation to the families of the 162 people killed in the disaster.

World, 30 Nov 2015

Freed Papua activist vows to reinvigorate independence movement

JAKARTA Prominent Papua activist Filep Karma, released this month after more than a decade behind bars, promised on Monday to reinvigorate the movement for independence from Indonesia and said he was prepared to go back to prison if necessary.

World, 30 Nov 2015

Indonesia raises concerns over Australia's handling of asylum seekers

JAKARTA Indonesia voiced concern on Friday that Australia had detained and returned 16 asylum seekers whose Indonesian boat was intercepted by the Australian navy a week ago without informing the Indonesian authorities.

Haryanto and King to test with Manor in Abu Dhabi

LONDON Indonesian driver Rio Haryanto and Britain's Jordan King will test with the Manor Marussia Formula One team in Abu Dhabi after next weekend's season-ending race.

Sports, 23 Nov 2015

Indonesia urges greater Southeast Asian cooperation to foil Paris-style attacks

SENTUL, Indonesia Indonesia's counter terrorism chief on Friday appealed to Southeast Asian neighbors to quickly step up intelligence-sharing efforts and combat fears that fighters returning from Syria could wage Paris-style attacks.

World, Syria, 20 Nov 2015

Indonesia court sentences Hong Kong drug leader to death

JAKARTA An Indonesian court sentenced a drug leader from Hong Kong to death on Friday for possession of more than 860 kg (1,900 lb) of methamphetamines in one of the country's biggest drug busts in years.

World, 13 Nov 2015

Australia PM says Indonesia welcome in TPP as frictions ease

JAKARTA Australia would welcome Indonesia into the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said on Thursday, as the two countries set aside past friction to focus on building closer economic ties.

World, Australia, Tony Abbott 12 Nov 2015

Indonesia asks China to clarify South China Sea claims

JAKARTA Indonesia has asked China to clarify its claims over the South China Sea but has yet to receive a response, the Foreign Ministry said on Thursday, a day after Indonesia's security chief said Jakarta could take Beijing to court over an island dispute.

World, China, South China Sea 12 Nov 2015

No foreign media curbs in Papua, says Indonesia's security chief

JAKARTA Indonesia has no travel restrictions on foreign journalists in its easternmost province of Papua, the country's security chief said on Wednesday, vowing to dismiss any police officials who blocked such freedom.

World, 11 Nov 2015

With climate at 'breaking point', leaders urge breakthrough in Paris

PARIS World leaders launched an ambitious attempt on Monday to hold back rising temperatures, with the United States and China leading calls for the climate summit in Paris to mark a decisive turn in the fight against global warming. | Video