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Indonesian President orders officers to shoot drug traffickers


JAKARTA Indonesia's President Joko Widodo has instructed law enforcement officers to shoot drug traffickers to deal with a narcotics emergency facing the country.

Freeport Indonesia mine workers extend strike for fourth month

JAKARTA/TORONTO An estimated 5,000 workers at the giant Grasberg copper mine operated by Freeport-McMoRan Inc's Indonesian unit will extend their strike for a fourth month, a union official said on Friday, in an ongoing dispute over layoffs and employment terms.

Jul 21 2017

Indonesia parliament speaker denies any wrongdoing in ID-card programme

JAKARTA The speaker of Indonesia's parliament on Tuesday denied allegations that he helped cause big losses to the state in connection with the issuance of electronic national identity cards.

World, Jul 18 2017

Message service Telegram to shut some public channels after Indonesia ban

JAKARTA Encrypted messaging service Telegram will shut down "terrorist-related" public channels, its founder said on Sunday, after Indonesia's government blocked access to the platform citing security concerns.

World, Tech Jul 17 2017

Indonesia blocks Telegram messaging service over security concerns

JAKARTA Indonesia on Friday blocked access to the encrypted messaging service Telegram, citing concerns that it was being used to spread "radical and terrorist propaganda" in the world's largest Muslim-majority nation.

World, Tech, Jul 14 2017

Asserting sovereignty, Indonesia renames part of South China Sea

JAKARTA Indonesia renamed the northern reaches of its exclusive economic zone in the South China Sea as the North Natuna Sea on Friday, the latest act of resistance by Southeast Asian nations to China's territorial ambitions in the maritime region.

World, South China Sea, China, Jul 14 2017

Indonesian rights activists protest crackdown on hardline Islamists

JAKARTA Civil organizations in Indonesia on Wednesday decried a move by the government to disband certain groups deemed to be in conflict with state's secular ideology.

World, Tech, Jul 12 2017

Malaysian Muslim group joins Indonesian call for Starbucks boycott over LGBT stand

KUALA LUMPUR A prominent Muslim group in Malaysia has joined calls by Islamic conservatives in Indonesia for a boycott of Starbucks to protest against the international coffee chain's support of gay rights. | Video

World, Jul 06 2017

Singapore repatriates two 'radicalized' maids to Indonesia: minister

SINGAPORE Singapore has repatriated two Indonesian maids who were "radicalized" by Islamists using social media, bringing the total number of such cases to 9 since 2015, the second minister for home affairs has said.

World, Jul 04 2017

Exclusive: Indonesia's reputation as a model of moderate Islam intact - president

JAKARTA Indonesia's president said on Monday his country remains a model of moderate Islam, countering critics who point to mass rallies by radical Muslims and the jailing of a Christian politician for blasphemy as evidence its reputation is crumbling.

World, Jul 03 2017

Israeli forces raid home of Palestinian attacker, arrest brother

JERUSALEM Israeli security forces on Saturday raided the home of the Palestinian attacker who stabbed to death three Israelis and restricted movement for Palestinians from his West Bank village, the military said.