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Afghan's new anti-graft court hears first cases in Kabul

Nov 12 2016

KABUL Afghanistan's new anti-corruption court heard its first cases on Saturday, a small step forward in President Ashraf Ghani's efforts to combat graft at the highest levels of government.

Indonesia tracking dozens of militants returned from Syria: police chief

Oct 17 2016

JAKARTA Dozens of Indonesians who joined Islamic State in Syria have returned home with combat experience and pose a major threat to the world’s biggest Muslim-majority nation, the police chief said on Monday.

Consumer giants court Muslims with halal face creams, shampoos

Sep 01 2016

LONDON/JAKARTA Some of the world's biggest consumer groups are making halal face creams and shampoos for Indonesia ahead of a new labelling law, part of a broader push to cater to growing Muslim populations as sales in many Western markets slow.

Indonesia's most-wanted awakens new generation of jihadis

Aug 26 2016

SOLO, Indonesia During a May 2011 shootout, Indonesia's counter-terrorism forces killed the leader of a militant group thought to be behind a series of failed bomb attempts around the city of Solo in Central Java.

Indonesia finance minister warns tax dodgers: Join amnesty or face 'hell'

Aug 19 2016

JAKARTA Indonesian Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati warned tax dodgers that an eight-month tax amnesty programme was their last opportunity to have all of their "sins deleted" or face "hell" afterwards.

Indonesia begins re-vaccinating victims of fake drug ring

Jul 18 2016

JAKARTA Indonesia on Monday began re-vaccinating nearly 200 children who received fake versions of imported inoculations from a drug-counterfeiting ring broken up last month after operating for more than a decade.

Indonesia begins re-vaccinating victims of fake drug ring

Jul 18 2016

JAKARTA, July 18 Indonesia on Monday began re-vaccinating nearly 200 children who received fake versions of imported inoculations from a drug-counterfeiting ring broken up last month after operating for more than a decade.

Indonesia orders overhaul of drug agency after fake vaccine scandal

Jul 15 2016

JAKARTA Indonesia on Friday ordered an immediate overhaul of the food and drug monitoring agency, a month after police uncovered a syndicate selling fake imported child vaccines to hospitals, pharmacies and clinics over the past decade.

Indonesia to step up oil exploration, fishing in South China Sea waters

Jun 29 2016

JAKARTA Indonesia's president on Wednesday ordered an expansion of offshore oil exploration and commercial fishing in the waters near the Natuna Islands, the latest in a new campaign to assert sovereignty over the area in the South China Sea.

Southeast Asian Islamic State unit being formed in southern Philippines: officials

Jun 23 2016

JAKARTA/MANILA Southeast Asian militants who claim to be fighting for Islamic State in the Middle East have said they have chosen one of the most wanted men in the Philippines to head a regional faction of the ultra-radical group, security officials said on Thursday.

World News

China ready for further U.S. trade talks, ambassador says

Beijing is ready to resume trade talks with Washington, China's ambassador to the United States Cui Tiankai said, as a top U.S. business lobby in China said nearly half its members are seeing non-tariff barrier retaliation in China due to the trade war.