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Agustinus Beo Da Costa

Indonesia deploys 400 battle-hardened troops to troubled Papua

5:04am EDT

JAKARTA Indonesia has deployed 400 more soldiers in the easternmost region of Papua, an army spokesman said on Thursday, as an exiled separatist leader warned that the military looked set to launch its biggest security operation in the area in decades.

Indonesia designates Papuan separatists 'terrorists'

Apr 29 2021

JAKARTA (Reuters) -Indonesia has formally designated Papuan separatists as "terrorists", its chief security minister said on Thursday, a move activists said could expand the powers of security forces, including lengthy detentions without charge.

Southeast Asian leaders to press Myanmar junta to end violence, allow aid - sources

Apr 23 2021

JAKARTA (Reuters) -Southeast Asian leaders will try to persuade Myanmar's junta to end violence and let in aid at a summit on Saturday, diplomats said, in the first concerted international effort to ease the crisis in the country.

Indonesian leader orders all-out effort to find submarine as oxygen runs low

Apr 22 2021

JAKARTA (Reuters) -Indonesia's president ordered an all-out effort to find a missing submarine in a race against time to save the 53 crew, whose oxygen supply defence chiefs said would last only until Saturday. | Video

Search for missing Indonesian submarine reveals oil spill

Apr 21 2021

JAKARTA Indonesian rescuers searching for a submarine that went missing with 53 people on board found an oil spill on Wednesday near where the vessel dived, authorities said.

'No warnings': Powerful cyclone exposes Indonesia's lack of preparedness

Apr 09 2021

LEMBATA, Indonesia Gregorius Hide, a 70-year-old farmer in the eastern Indonesian province of East Nusa Tenggara, said the only warning he had of an approaching swirl of muddy water that engulfed his district this week was a smell of wet earth shortly before it hit.

Rescuers hunt for survivors after cyclone kills 119 in Indonesia

Apr 06 2021

JAKARTA Rescuers searched for dozens missing in the remote islands of southeast Indonesia on Tuesday, as reinforcements arrived to help in the aftermath of a tropical cyclone that killed at least 119 people. | Video

Rescuers hunt for survivors after cyclone wreaks havoc in Indonesia

Apr 06 2021

JAKARTA Rescuers searched for dozens of people missing in remote islands of southeast Indonesia on Tuesday while expecting more casualties in the aftermath of a tropical cyclone that has killed at least 128.

Three brothers killed by Indonesian soldiers at Papuan health clinic: army and witness accounts differ

Apr 06 2021

JAKARTA One mid-February morning in the central highlands of the Indonesian province of Papua, the army said Prada Ginanjar Arianda, a 22-year-old member of the 400 Banteng Raiders commando battalion, was shot in the stomach by separatist fighters and died.  

Three brothers killed by Indonesian soldiers at Papuan health clinic: army and witness accounts differ

Apr 05 2021

JAKARTA One mid-February morning in the central highlands of the Indonesian province of Papua, the army said Prada Ginanjar Arianda, a 22-year-old member of the 400 Banteng Raiders commando battalion, was shot in the stomach by separatist fighters and died.  

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