- Gang rape, murder of Indonesian girl sparks call for reform Updated: May-03-16 8:30 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia - The rape and murder of a teenage girl by 14 men has reignited calls in Indonesia for a sexual violence law that is languishing in Parliament to be enacted.
- Detention powers stir concern over Indonesia terror law Updated: May-03-16 3:25 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia - A lawmaker involved in vetting Indonesia's proposed counter-terrorism law says a contentious provision allowing detention without trial for six months could undermine the fight against Islamic extremism.
- Indonesian police fatally shoot French citizen in Bali Updated: May-02-16 10:42 am
BALI, Indonesia - Indonesian police said they fatally shot a French citizen after he stabbed a policeman to death Monday while resisting arrest on the resort island of Bali.
- Massacre survivors give Indonesian gov't list of mass graves Updated: May-02-16 8:52 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia - Survivors of Indonesia's anti-communist massacres in 1965 submitted a list of what they say are more than 100 mass graves to the government on Monday after the president called for an investigation into the killings.
- Militants free 10 Indonesian hostages in south Philippines Updated: May-01-16 8:55 am
MANILA, Philippines - Abu Sayyaf militants have freed 10 Indonesian crewmen who were seized at sea in March in the first of three attacks on tugboats that have sparked a regional maritime security alarm, officials said Sunday.
- Navy commander sentenced to 78 months in bribery scandal Updated: Apr-29-16 5:48 pm
SAN DIEGO - A Navy commander who fled Cambodia's killing fields as a boy to grow up to become a decorated U.S. military officer was sentenced Friday to 78 months in prison for providing classified ship schedules in exchange for the services of prostitutes, theater tickets and other gifts from a Malaysian defense contractor.
- FIFA president says Leicester proves fairytales are possible Updated: Apr-28-16 9:30 am
BANGKOK - FIFA President Gianni Infantino visited the headquarters of Leicester's ownership company on Thursday and said the club's Premier League title run shows that fairytales are still possible.
- After hostage beheading, is Philippines facing IS threat? Updated: Apr-28-16 9:11 am
MANILA, Philippines - Months before Abu Sayyaf militants beheaded retired Canadian mining executive John Ridsdel in the tropical jungles of the southern Philippines, they showed him pleading for life in a video with three other hostages that demanded a record-high ransom.
- Indonesia to hold regional talks after kidnappings at sea Updated: Apr-26-16 6:52 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia - Indonesia's president said Tuesday that his government will host talks with Malaysia and the Philippines this week to boost maritime security following the kidnappings at sea of Indonesians by suspected Abu Sayyaf militants.
- Indonesian President Joko Widodo visits Netherlands Updated: Apr-22-16 8:01 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands - Indonesian President Joko Widodo paid an official visit to the Netherlands on Friday aimed at drumming up trade and investment from the country that long was Indonesia's colonial ruler.
- China asks Indonesia to extradite Uighur prisoners Updated: Apr-21-16 4:46 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia - China has asked Indonesia to extradite four Uighur men in exchange for returning a graft fugitive recently arrested in Shanghai, the top Indonesian security minister said Thursday.
- New Indonesia mill raises doubts about APP's forests pledge Updated: Apr-20-16 11:18 pm
JAKARTA, Indonesia - A landmark commitment by one of the world's largest producers of tissue and paper to stop cutting down Indonesia's prized tropical forests is under renewed scrutiny as the company prepares to open a giant pulp mill in South Sumatra.
- The Latest: Plight of refugees among themes of prize winners Updated: Apr-18-16 4:59 pm
NEW YORK - The Latest on the awarding of the 100th-annual Pulitzer Prizes (all times local):
- Indonesian president defends death penalty for drug crimes Updated: Apr-18-16 11:31 am
BERLIN - Indonesia's president is defending his country's use of the death penalty for drug offenses, arguing that drug abuse constitutes an emergency.
- Floods, landslides leave 6 missing in eastern Indonesia Updated: Apr-18-16 11:20 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia - Rain-triggered floods and landslides left six villagers missing in eastern Indonesia, an official said Monday.
- Indonesia moves jailed cleric amid inhumane treatment claim Updated: Apr-16-16 3:24 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia - Indonesian authorities on Saturday moved the jailed spiritual leader of the 2002 Bali bombers from a notorious prison island amid demands by his lawyer to end his "inhumane" treatment.
- 4 Indonesians kidnapped by pirates; vessels safe in Malaysia Updated: Apr-15-16 10:38 pm
JAKARTA, Indonesia - Four Indonesians have been kidnapped and another shot in an attempt to hijack a tugboat and barge in the border waters of Malaysia and the Philippines, the Indonesian Foreign Ministry said Saturday.
- Uber starts motorbike taxi service in Indonesian capital Updated: Apr-13-16 5:37 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia - Ride-hailing app Uber on Wednesday launched a motorbike taxi service in the Indonesian capital where Southeast Asian rivals Go-Jek and Grab are already battling for dominance.
- Indonesia among 4 countries hoping to host 2023 Asian Cup Updated: Apr-12-16 4:36 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Indonesia is bidding to host the 2023 Asian Cup despite being under a FIFA-imposed ban from international competition because of government interference in the running of the national football federation.
- Fishing amid territorial disputes in the South China Sea Updated: Apr-08-16 6:48 am
CATO, Philippines - As Asian countries jostle for territory in the South China Sea, one Filipino fisherman is taking a stand.
- Former Indonesian leader chides US for lack of transparency Updated: Apr-08-16 2:28 am
CANBERRA, Australia - A former Indonesian president on Friday accused the United States and Australia of lacking transparency over President Barack Obama's decision five years ago to rotate U.S. Marines through the Australian city of Darwin as part of the U.S. pivot to Asia.
- Indonesia preparing to execute more foreign drug convicts Updated: Apr-07-16 9:33 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia - Indonesia is preparing to execute more foreigners convicted of drug offenses as it maintains a contentious policy of imposing capital punishment for drug crimes.
- 2 Indonesian air force skydivers plunge to their deaths Updated: Apr-07-16 7:35 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia - Two Indonesian military skydivers plunged to their deaths Thursday during an airshow rehearsal in the country's capital.
- Strong earthquake rocks western Indonesia Updated: Apr-06-16 12:17 pm
JAKARTA, Indonesia - A strong earthquake struck Wednesday evening off the southern coast of Java, Indonesia's main island, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.
- Rare Sumatran rhinoceros, captured on Borneo, dies Updated: Apr-06-16 7:04 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia - A rare Sumatran rhinoceros has died just a month after being captured by Indonesian conservation experts on Borneo, where only of a few of the animals survive.