Indonesia arrests six for attempting to join IS militants

 Indonesian police Saturday arrested six people just before they were about to fly to Syria to join the Islamic State group, the latest in a growing wave of sympathisers emerging from the world`s most populous Muslim nation.

Sri Lanka train guard mourns tsunami dead 10 years on

 Wanigaratne Karunatilleke knew nothing about tsunamis before a wave of water slammed into his train on the Sri Lankan coast a decade ago, killing more than a thousand people.

Indonesia set to begin tsunami memorials

Thousands of people were due on Thursday at a memorial in Indonesia's Aceh province, the epicentre of the Indian Ocean tsunami, as the world prepared to mark a decade since a disaster that took 220,00 lives and laid waste to coastal areas in 14 countries.

Indonesia floods displace over 34,000 people

 Floods in Indonesia`s Aceh and West Java areas since Thursday have displaced 34,642 people, an official said Tuesday.

98 new beetle species discovered in Indonesia

Researchers have discovered 98 new beetle species in Indonesia and named one after famed English naturalist Sir David Attenborough.

Malaysia deports Indonesian illegal migrants

 Malaysia on Tuesday deported nearly 500 undocumented Indonesian workers, in what analysts said was part of a push to clamp down on illegal labour as the economy starts to slow.

Indonesia jails cleaners over school sex abuse

Five cleaners were jailed on Monday over the sexual abuse of a young boy at one of Indonesia`s most prestigious international schools, in a scandal that has rocked Jakarta`s expatriate community.

Indonesian rescuers end search for landslide victims

 Indonesian rescuers Sunday ended their search for victims of a landslide on the main island of Java, officials said, giving a new death toll of 95.

10 years on, tsunami warning stumbles at the "last mile"

In April 2012, Indonesia`s Banda Aceh, the city worst hit by the tsunami that killed at least 226,000 people on Boxing Day ten years ago, received a terrifying reminder of how unprepared it was for the next disaster.

Indonesian President lays out reform agenda

 Indonesian President Joko Widodo has unveiled an economic agenda, which includes plans to boost domestic production, spur growth and improve the fiscal balance.

Colourful Australian MP's adviser charged over bizarre kidnap plot

A senior media adviser for Australian lawmaker and mining magnate Clive Palmer, whose party holds the balance of power in the upper house Senate, was charged on Friday over the kidnapping of a bank executive on an Indonesian island.

Fishermen die in freighter collision off Japan

A Japanese fisherman and his Indonesian crewmate died off western Japan after their boat collided with a cargo ship, Japan`s coastguard said Thursday.

Toll in Indonesia's landslide reaches 79

Rescuers have recovered 79 bodies after a landslide in Banjarnegara district in Indonesia`s Central Java and are searching for at least 29 more people who remain missing, officials said here on Wednesday.

Indonesian landslide death toll rises to 56

Indonesian rescuers dug through mud with shovels and their bare hands for a third day Monday in the hunt for dozens of people still missing after a landslide engulfed a village, as the death toll rose to 56.

32 dead, 76 missing in central Indonesia mudslide

Rescuers pulled more bodies from the debris on Sunday after heavy rain in central Indonesia loosened soil and collapsed a hill, setting off a landslide that killed at least 32 villagers and left 76 others missing under piles of mud.

Destructive tsunami also brought peace to conflict-riven Aceh

When a tsunami engulfed Indonesia's Aceh a decade ago, it not only killed tens of thousands of people but also wiped the slate clean in the conflict-racked, poverty-stricken province and paved the way for peace.

Indonesia rescuers use earth-movers in landslide rescue as toll rises to 24

Indonesian rescuers on Sunday used heavy-lifting equipment for the first time to clear roads leading to the site of a landslide that destroyed a village and killed at least 24 people, officials said, with scores still missing.

Indonesia landslides death toll rises to 19, scores still missing
Indonesia landslides death toll rises to 19, scores still missing

Rescuers found two more bodies Saturday evening, bringing the death toll to 19 in landslides in Indonesia`s Java island.

Indian charged with rape, sodomy of Indonesian woman

Kuala Lumpur: An Indian national was charged in a sessions court here with three counts of raping and sodomising an Indonesian woman.

Indonesian editor accused of blasphemy over IS cartoon

The chief editor of a leading English-language newspaper in Muslim-majority Indonesia has been named a suspect in a blasphemy case after the publication of a cartoon about the Islamic State group, police said on Friday.