Indonesia

Sweden's IKEA loses right to use its own name in Indonesia

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JAKARTA Swedish furniture giant IKEA has lost the right to use its own brand name in Indonesia after a legal battle with a local company that claimed the trademark, court documents released earlier this week showed.

Indonesian city reprimands Muslim hardliners for harassing gays

JAKARTA Indonesia's third-largest city has ordered a hardline Muslim group to take down "provocative" banners targeting the gay community and calling for them to leave, officials said on Friday.

World, 29 Jan 2016

Indonesia evacuates hundreds of members of sect after clashes

JAKARTA Indonesian security forces on Wednesday evacuated hundreds of members of a group authorities have called a deviant religious organization to the capital, Jakarta, after sectarian violence drove them from their homes in West Kalimantan province.

World, 27 Jan 2016

Facing weak market share, Ford to exit Japan, Indonesia this year

BEIJING/TOKYO Ford Motor Co said on Monday it will close all operations in Japan and Indonesia this year as it sees "no reasonable path to profitability" in the two countries where it has struggled to gain market share.

Japan, 25 Jan 2016

Indonesia's second-biggest party to back President Widodo: website

JAKARTA The leader of Indonesia's second-largest political party has said his party will lend support to President Joko Widodo's government, potentially making it easier to pass legislation by giving it a majority in the house of representatives, news Website Detik reported on Sunday.

World, 24 Jan 2016

Indonesia looks to stop militants overseas from returning home

JAKARTA Indonesian President Joko Widodo is considering a regulation that would prohibit Indonesians from joining radical groups overseas, in an effort to prevent a deadlier attack than last week's militant assault on Jakarta.

World, 19 Jan 2016

Jail to jihad: Indonesian prisons a breeding ground for militancy

JAKARTA Afif was an inmate in a high-security Indonesian jail when he transformed from aspiring radical Islamist to soldier for Islamic State, ready to sacrifice his life for a group based thousands of miles away in the Middle East.

World, 18 Jan 2016

Indonesia at risk of bigger Islamic State-linked attacks: police chief

JAKARTA Indonesia is bracing for the return of experienced Islamic State fighters from the Middle East who would be capable of carrying out attacks far more deadly than the assault on Jakarta last week, the country's police chief said on Monday.

World, 18 Jan 2016

Death toll in Indonesia attack rises to eight, half of them attackers

JAKARTA Another person has died from injuries sustained in last week's militant attack in Indonesia's capital, police officials said on Sunday, bringing the death toll to eight.

World, 17 Jan 2016

Indonesia identifies militants, arrests others over attack

JAKARTA Indonesian police on Saturday named the five men they suspect launched this week's gun and bomb attack in Jakarta, which was claimed by Islamic State, and said they had arrested 12 people linked to the plot who planned to strike other cities.

World, 16 Jan 2016
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Russian firepower helps Syrian forces edge toward Turkey border

BEIRUT/ONCUPINAR, Turkey The Syrian army advanced toward the Turkish border on Monday in a major offensive backed by Russia and Iran that rebels say now threatens the future of their nearly five-year-old insurrection against President Bashar al-Assad. | Video