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Indonesia`s Prabowo says quitting presidential election process

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 13:26

Indonesian presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto said Tuesday he was withdrawing from the election process and would mount a legal challenge to the result, as his opponent Joko Widodo was poised to be declared the winner.

Indonesia to announce results in disputed presidential poll

Last Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014, 22:34

Jakarta governor Joko Widodo is expected to be declared the winner of Indonesia`s disputed presidential election this week but his rival, ex-general Prabowo Subianto, is set to mount a legal challenge that could prolong the political deadlock.

Prabowo Subianto: Ex-general with a dark past

Last Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014, 03:53

Indonesian presidential contender Prabowo Subianto ordered the abduction of democracy activists in the dying days of dictator Suharto`s rule, used to be married to one of the strongman`s daughters, and was once refused entry to the US over rights abuses.

Indonesia to announce results in disputed presidential poll

Last Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014, 03:50

Jakarta governor Joko Widodo is expected to be declared the winner of Indonesia`s disputed presidential election this week but his rival, ex-general Prabowo Subianto, is likely to mount a legal challenge that will prolong the political deadlock.

Jokowi: meteoric rise of a political outsider

Last Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014, 03:46

He was raised in a bamboo shack in a riverbank slum on Indonesia`s main island of Java.

Indonesia now country with world`s highest deforestation rate

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 10:37

Indonesia has double the deforestation rate in Brazil and has become the largest destroyer of forests housing some of the world`s most endangered species.

Canadian teacher arrested in Indonesian child sex scandal

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 12:12

A Canadian teacher has been arrested in Indonesia for alleged child sex abuse, police said Tuesday, in a scandal that has rocked one of the country`s most prestigious international schools.

Two dead, 18 missing as boat capsizes off Malaysia

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 12:11

At least two people died and 18 others were missing after an overloaded fishing boat carrying illegal Indonesian immigrants capsized off the coast of southern Malaysia, a maritime official said Tuesday.

Volcano erupts in Indonesia again

Last Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014, 16:27

Mount Sinabung, one of the most active volcanoes in Indonesia, has erupted, spewing ash to the sky. No casualty was reported, official said here Sunday.

Fraud fears as Indonesia awaits end to presidential deadlock

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 10:00

With both presidential candidates declaring victory in Indonesia`s knife-edge election this week, anxiety is growing that fraud and dirty tactics could twist official results due to be announced later this month.

Indonesia deadlock: Court may decide new president

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 17:12

A day after Indonesia`s Presidential Elections failed to produce a clear winner, Jakarta`s police chief promised to prevent violence by cracking down on anyone celebrating prematurely.

Indonesian leader calls for restraint after presidential stand-off

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 10:49

Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono urged the two candidates in Wednesday`s disputed presidential election to keep their supporters in check during what will be an agonisisng two-week wait for an official result.