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Trump's Indonesia business partner says planned resort to respect Bali traditions


JAKARTA The Indonesian business partner of the Trump group has pledged to respect Hindu traditions and follow building height restrictions at a luxury hotel and golf resort it is developing near a temple on the island of Bali.

Suspected Indonesian radical killed in counter-terrorism operation

JAKARTA Indonesian police killed a suspected radical and detained three on Thursday during a counter-terrorism operation in an industrial area just hours away from the capital Jakarta.

World, Mar 23 2017

Indonesia police say Interpol issues red notices for three Sinopec executives

JAKARTA Indonesian police said on Tuesday Interpol has issued red notices, the closest to an international arrest warrant, for three Chinese executives suspected of fraud linked to a more than $800 million Sinopec oil terminal development in Indonesia.

World, Mar 21 2017

Indonesia plans to sue Thailand's PTTEP over 2009 oil spill

JAKARTA Indonesia is preparing to sue a unit of Thailand's PTT Exploration and Production (PTTEP) over alleged environmental damage from the Montara oil spill in 2009, the country's Coordinating Maritime Affairs Ministry said.

World, Environment, Thailand, Mar 20 2017

Indonesia to probe graft allegations implicating dozens of politicians

JAKARTA Indonesia's anti-corruption agency said it will look into allegations that dozens of politicians siphoned off money causing state losses of up to $170 million in what could be one of the Southeast Asian country's biggest graft scandals.Two public servants on trial for corruption linked to the procurement of electronic identity cards last week identified at least 37 people they said had benefited, according to an indictment document released by the Corruption Eradication Commi

World, Mar 14 2017

Mike Pence to tour Asia next month amid security crises

JAKARTA U.S. Vice President Mike Pence will visit Japan and Indonesia as part of an Asian tour next month, sources said on Monday, amid concerns the Trump administration is rolling back Barack Obama's "pivot to Asia."

British, Australian nationals jailed in Bali for murder of policeman

DENPASAR, Indonesia A court in the Indonesian holiday island of Bali jailed a British man and his Australian girlfriend on Monday for their roles in the murder of a traffic policeman on a popular surfing beach.

World, Australia, Mar 13 2017

Indonesia jails leaders of "deviant sect" for blasphemy

JAKARTA An Indonesian court has jailed three leaders of a group that Islamic clerics had called a deviant religious organization for up to five years for blasphemy, sparking condemnation from human rights groups over the targeting of minorities.

World, Mar 08 2017

Australia says no plan for joint South China Sea patrols with Indonesia

JAKARTA Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said on Tuesday that his country aimed to work more closely with Indonesia over maritime security, but there was no plan for the neighbors to hold joint patrols in the South China Sea.

World, Australia, Mar 06 2017

Saudi king's Bali beach holiday turns into military exercise

NUSA DUA, Indonesia A Bali beach holiday for Saudi Arabia's King Salman and his considerable entourage has turned into a military exercise for host Indonesia.

World, Saudi Arabia Mar 03 2017

Putin critic Navalny jailed after protests across Russia

MOSCOW Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny was handed a 15-day jail sentence on Monday for his part in a big anti-government protest in Moscow which buoyed the liberal opposition's morale a year before a presidential election. | Video