Ten years on, tsunami survivors in Indonesia hope to move on


BANDA ACEH, Indonesia - A decade after a 10-metre (32-foot) tsunami washed away two of her three children, her home and business, Salawati is finally getting her life back on track in Indonesia's western-most Banda Aceh province.

Southeast Asian Olympics possible after IOC reforms

SINGAPORE - Indonesia are optimistic about bringing the Olympics to Southeast Asia in collaboration with one of their neighbors after the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) revamp of the bidding and hosting processes.

Sports, 16 Dec 2014

Indonesia rescuers use earth-movers in landslide rescue as toll rises to 32

JAKARTA - Indonesian rescuers on Sunday used heavy-lifting equipment for the first time to clear roads leading to the site of a landslide that destroyed a village and killed at least 32 people, officials said, with scores still missing. | Video

World, Environment, 14 Dec 2014

Indonesia rescuers use hands in search for scores missing in mudslide

JAKARTA - A landslide destroyed a remote village in Indonesia, killing at least 17 people, an official said on Saturday, as rescuers used their bare hands and sticks to search through the mud for scores of missing in the absence of heavy-lifting equipment. | Video

World, Environment 13 Dec 2014

Indonesian editor faces blasphemy accusation over IS cartoon

JAKARTA - Police in Indonesia have name the editor-in-chief of its largest English-language newspaper a suspect in a blasphemy case, the newspaper said in a statement, over a cartoon depicting the Islamic State militant group.

World, 12 Dec 2014

Indonesian flag carrier Garuda's CEO resigns

JAKARTA - The chief executive of Indonesian state-owned airline PT Garuda Indonesia Tbk , Emirsyah Satar, has resigned and his replacement will be chosen at a shareholder meeting on Friday.

Aerospace & Defense, 11 Dec 2014

Did torture really help U.S. find al Qaeda chief Hambali?

WASHINGTON - Hailed as a major success in the U.S. "war on terror," the capture of Indonesian cleric Hambali if often touted by the U.S. intelligence community as evidence that harsh interrogation produces results.

U.S., World, 11 Dec 2014

Indonesian maid says tortured with vacuum cleaner tube in Hong Kong abuse case

HONG KONG - An Indonesian domestic helper told a Hong Kong court on Monday that she had been tortured by her employer, with a vacuum cleaner tube placed in her mouth and twisted to cause lacerations, public broadcaster RTHK said.

World, 08 Dec 2014

Indonesia security forces shoot violent Papua protesters, four dead

JAKARTA - At least four people were killed in Indonesia's volatile Papua region in clashes between protesters and security forces on Monday, according to the police and the chief security affairs minister.

World, 08 Dec 2014

Indonesia could decide on charges in Bali suitcase murder this month

JAKARTA - Indonesian prosecutors on Monday said they would decide as early as this month whether to formally charge a U.S. man and his girlfriend with killing the woman's mother, whose body was found stuffed in a suitcase on the resort island of Bali in August.

World, 08 Dec 2014

China condemns cyberattacks, but says no proof North Korea hacked Sony

BEIJING/WASHINGTON - China said on Monday it opposed all forms of cyberattacks but there was no proof that North Korea was responsible for the hacking of Sony Pictures, as the United States has said.