Jakarta`s first Christian governor in nearly 50 years was sworn in on Wednesday in the face of protests from religious hardliners opposed to a non-Muslim taking over one of Indonesia`s most powerful political jobs.
Australia`s conservative government on Wednesday defended its decision to stop asylum seekers passing through Indonesia from settling in Australia, a move that could leave Indonesia with thousands of refugees from the Middle East.
The world indeed is bizarre! In a shocking revelation of sorts, an SBS Dateline journalist was given access to what is called the 'sex mountain' in Indonesia. Yes, however weird it may sound, the fact remains that there is actually a place by that name, where ancient practice of mass adultery and sex does take place.
A flood of anti-Shiite propaganda online and on satellite television is spreading bigotry and violence to countries which have so far had little experience of the sectarian hatred that has set the Middle East alight.
Indonesia`s economy grew at its slowest pace for five years in the third quarter, official data showed Wednesday, underlining the challenge for new President Joko Widodo to get Southeast Asia`s top economy back on track.
The parents of a young Indonesian woman murdered in Hong Kong called Tuesday for her "sadistic" killer to be put to death, a day after a British banker appeared in court accused of killing her and a second woman.
Indonesia`s reformist new president Joko Widodo has come under fire for appointing a hardline ex-general as defence minister, with activists saying Wednesday it marks a step backwards for human rights.
The regional branch of the International Federation of Journalists said Wednesday it was outraged that Australian police had dropped an investigation into the deaths of five newsmen in East Timor in 1975.
For the second consecutive year, the Indonesian capital city has decided to grant a one day Diwali holiday tomorrow to all Indian nationals and Indonesians of Indian descent so they can celebrate the Hindu festival of lights.