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Australia, Southeast Asia to share intelligence to fight terror


SYDNEY Australia signed an agreement on Saturday with Southeast Asian nations including Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei and the Philippines promising to share intelligence to combat terrorism.

Indonesia pushes for Southeast Asian patrols of disputed waters

SYDNEY Indonesia has lobbied Southeast Asian countries to carry out maritime patrols in the disputed South China Sea, claimed in most part by China, to improve security, Defence Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu said on Friday.

World, China, South China Sea Mar 16 2018

Afghan Taliban urge religious scholars to boycott peace conference

KABUL The Taliban urged Islamic scholars on Saturday not to take part in a conference due to take place in Indonesia aimed at building agreement and support for possible future peace talks in Afghanistan.

World, Afghanistan, Mar 10 2018

Indonesia confident on Asian Games preparations, traffic concerns remain

JAKARTA Indonesia is confident over its readiness to host this year's Asian Games, though ensuring athletes and fans can get to venues through Jakarta's traffic-clogged streets remains a challenge, the head of the country's organizing committee said.

Sports, Mar 08 2018

Indonesia to hand over luxury yacht to U.S. amid 1MDB probe

JAKARTA Indonesia is making preparations to hand over a luxury yacht seized in Bali last month to U.S. authorities targeting assets allegedly bought with money siphoned off from a Malaysian state fund, a police official said on Thursday.

World, Mar 08 2018

Indonesia brings together former militants and attack survivors

JAKARTA Indonesia's anti-terrorism agency on Wednesday held a controversial meeting of 124 former Islamic militants and 51 survivors of a string of attacks in the country, including the deadly Bali bombings. 

World, Feb 28 2018

Indonesia seizes luxury yacht linked to 1MDB probe

JAKARTA Indonesia on Wednesday seized a luxury yacht on the island of Bali sought by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) as part of a multi-billion dollar corruption investigation linked to Malaysian state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).

Feb 28 2018

Jakarta's Christian ex-governor challenges blasphemy conviction

JAKARTA Jakarta's former governor, a Christian convicted of insulting Islam, sought a judicial review of his case on Monday, as several hundred of his supporters and hardline Islamist protesters gathered outside a court in the Indonesian capital.

World, Feb 26 2018

Biggest Indonesian party backs President Widodo for new term

JAKARTA Indonesia's biggest political party in parliament on Friday endorsed President Joko Widodo as its candidate for elections in 2019, joining four other parties backing him for a second term.

World, Feb 23 2018

Indonesian president puts off signing law protecting parliament

JAKARTA Indonesian President Joko Widodo has delayed signing a draft law that would allow parliament to crack down on criticism aimed at its members or the legislature, suggesting it could undermine the quality of the country's democracy.

World, Feb 22 2018

Russia expels 23 British diplomats as crisis over nerve toxin attack deepens

MOSCOW Russia expelled 23 British diplomats on Saturday in a carefully calibrated retaliatory move against London, which has accused the Kremlin of orchestrating a nerve toxin attack on a former Russian double agent and his daughter in southern England. | Video