- Indonesian suburb hit by plane disasters twice in 10 years Updated: Jul-02-15 8:16 pm
MEDAN, Indonesia - A decade ago, when an Indonesian passenger jet crashed into a quaint neighborhood in Indonesia's third-biggest city, Medan, Waktu Tarigan thought he'd never witness anything like that again. He was wrong.
- Crashed Indonesian plane may have suffered engine problem Updated: Jul-02-15 3:55 am
MEDAN, Indonesia - The aging Indonesian military transport plane that crashed into a residential neighborhood of Medan killing 141 people had a propeller "abnormality" that indicates an engine stalled, the air force chief said Thursday.
- The Latest on Indonesia: Search for plane crash victims ends Updated: Jul-01-15 6:07 am
MEDAN, Indonesia - The latest on the Indonesian military plane crash (all times local):
- Myanmar fisherman goes home after 22 years as a slave Updated: Jul-01-15 1:46 am
TUAL, Indonesia - All he did was ask to go home.
- Myanmar fisherman goes home after 22 years as a slave Updated: Jul-01-15 12:57 am
TUAL, Indonesia - All he did was ask to go home.
- NZ man gets 15 years prison in Indonesia in drug smuggling Updated: Jun-30-15 10:26 am
BALI, Indonesia - An Indonesian court on Tuesday sentenced a New Zealand man to 15 years in prison for trying to smuggle methamphetamine into the resort island of Bali.
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- Indonesian army inches back into civilian sphere Updated: Jun-27-15 2:19 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia - Nearly two decades after the fall of dictator Suharto forced Indonesia's military out of politics, the army is inching back into civilian roles, risking a setback for democracy in this Southeast Asian nation and perhaps even for the turbulent region.
- Suicide car bombing kills 20 Syrian troops in Kurdish city Updated: Jun-26-15 3:02 pm
BEIRUT - Syria's official news agency and activists say a suicide bombing has targeted a security building at the northeastern, mostly Kurdish city of Hassakeh.
- Indonesia: Death row Frenchman has exhausted legal options Updated: Jun-25-15 6:40 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia - Indonesia's Foreign Ministry said Thursday a French citizen sentenced to death for drug offenses has exhausted all options in his legal fight to avoid execution.
- Ash from Indonesia volcano blankets provincial capital Medan Updated: Jun-24-15 8:34 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia - Volcanic ash from Indonesia's smoldering Mount Sinabung has blanketed parts of Medan, the provincial capital of North Sumatra, forcing residents to wear masks.
- ADB: Climate change makes poor poorer in Asia-Pacific Updated: Jun-24-15 6:49 am
MANILA, Philippines - Climate change has been making the poor in the Asia-Pacific region even poorer and is also setting back efforts to haul them out of poverty, the Asian Development Bank said in a report Wednesday.
- Boat captain tells of ordeal after Australian interception Updated: Jun-18-15 8:44 am
ROTE NDAO, Indonesia - The captain of a people-smuggling boat who says he was paid by Australian authorities to return the migrants to Indonesia has described a terrifying ordeal on the voyage back.
- Indonesia endures 2 big defeats before international ban Updated: Jun-15-15 12:38 pm
SINGAPORE - Aji Santoso couldn't stifle a laugh when he was asked about Indonesia's prospects for the next Southeast Asian Games. As of full-time in a 5-0 loss to Vietnam on Monday in the bronze medal match at the regional mini-Olympic event, Indonesia was banned from all international football competition.
- The Latest: Bombardier premiers CSeries jet at Paris show Updated: Jun-15-15 10:40 am
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- Indonesia desperate to claim SEA Games gold before isolation Updated: Jun-12-15 6:54 am
SINGAPORE - Indonesia assistant coach Muhamad al Hadad didn't go into the pre-semifinal news conference intending to talk about the political issues that have engulfed football in his country, leading to an international ban that goes into full effect as soon as his team exits the Southeast Asian Games.
- Indonesia to rejoin OPEC in move to secure oil supplies Updated: Jun-12-15 3:12 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia - Indonesia's energy ministry said Friday the country will rejoin the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries this year to forge a closer relationship with oil suppliers.
- Palau burns Vietnamese boats caught fishing illegally Updated: Jun-11-15 11:19 pm
TOKYO - The tiny Pacific nation of Palau, fighting a rising tide of illegal fishing in its waters, has set fire to four boats of Vietnamese caught poaching sea cucumbers and other marine life in its waters.
- Chicago woman in Indonesian prison may give baby to family Updated: Jun-11-15 12:52 am
CHICAGO - An American woman convicted in her mother's death in Indonesia is considering having a local family raise her baby daughter until she is released from prison, her attorney said.
- Australian envoy returns to Jakarta after execution protest Updated: Jun-10-15 12:25 am
CANBERRA, Australia - The Australian ambassador to Indonesia has returned in a sign that the anger and tense relations that followed Indonesia's execution of two Australian drug traffickers has eased.
- Indonesian mayor orders curfew for women in Aceh's capital Updated: Jun-09-15 5:01 am
BANDA ACEH, Indonesia - The capital of Indonesia's devout Aceh province has imposed a partial curfew for women that it says will reduce sexual violence but which critics say is discriminatory.
- Thailand scrambles to boost image on human trafficking Updated: Jun-07-15 2:01 am
BANGKOK - Thailand is eager to show its newfound toughness on human trafficking, taking reporters on patrols and tours of former camps, cooperating with neighboring countries and the U.S., and arresting dozens of officials - including a high-ranking officer in the military that now controls the country. The junta even had a "National Anti-Human Trafficking Day."