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After poll defeat, Jakarta`s Christian governor may escape jail

After poll defeat, Jakarta`s Christian governor may escape jail

The blasphemy allegations and Basuki Tjahaja  Purnama`s subsequent poll loss have sparked fears that pluralistic traditions in Indonesia are under threat from the influence of hardliners.

Indonesia's police kill six suspected Islamic militants

Indonesia's police shot dead six suspected IS-linked militants in a gunfight on Java island over the weekend, a police spokesman said Sunday.

Snake charmer wraps 13-foot long cobras around neck like muffler, public SHOCKED!

Snake charmer wraps 13-foot long cobras around neck like muffler, public SHOCKED!

This video is going massively viral on internet due to its SHOCKING content!

Indonesia police arrest five ahead of demonstration: TV One

Indonesian police on Friday arrested five people for suspected treason linked to planned demonstrations by hardline Muslim groups demanding the removal of Jakarta's Christian governor, city police spokesman Argo Yuwono told broadcaster TV One.

Indonesia police fire tear gas on Muslims protesting church

Indonesian police fired tear gas to disperse hard-line Muslims protesting against the construction of a Catholic church in a satellite city of the capital Jakarta.

1,000 people, 460 tons of equipment, Limousines, escalators and what not! Details of Saudi King's luggage on his trip to Indonesia

1,000 people, 460 tons of equipment, Limousines, escalators and what not! Details of Saudi King's luggage on his trip to Indonesia

It's a historic visit by Saudi King Salman as it's a first visit by a Saudi monarch to Indonesia in almost 50 years!

Saudi king visits Indonesia with huge entourage, tons of gear

King Salman kicked off his three-week Asian tour in Malaysia earlier this week, and is also set to visit Japan, China, and the Maldives.

Indonesia Islamists urge ouster of Jakarta governor, plan more protests

Islamist groups have held two big rallies since November against the governor of Jakarta, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, who is on trial for insulting the Koran.

Incumbent Jakarta governor and rival in tight election, early counts show

The incumbent governor of Jakarta, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, was neck and neck with rival Anies Baswedan in the race to lead the Indonesian capital, early counting by private pollsters showed.

Jakarta election heads for second round as Christian governor holds narrow lead

Jakarta election heads for second round as Christian governor holds narrow lead

Basuki Tjahaja Purnama had secured 42.57 percent of the votes, just ahead of former minister Anies Baswedan in second place with 40.23 percent.

Indonesians vote for Jakarta governor as religious tensions divide

Indonesia has the world`s largest Muslim population but is officially secular and home to minority Christian and Hindu communities, as well as hundreds of ethnic groups.
 

Thousands gathered at Jakarta mosque urged to vote for Muslim governor

Thousands of Indonesians gathered on Saturday at a mosque in central Jakarta, where religious leaders urged them to support a Muslim candidate during next week's contentious election to select the capital's governor.

Indonesia to probe arms smuggling claims against peacekeepers in Sudan

Indonesia will on Wednesday send a team to Sudan to investigate allegations that its peacekeepers stationed there with the United Nations tried to smuggle arms out of the country, officials said. 

Australia, Indonesia in damage control after military spat

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said he looked forward to the matter being resolved "as soon as possible".

Indonesia suspends military cooperation with Australia

Indonesia said on Wednesday it has suspended military cooperation with Australia, reportedly due to training materials deemed offensive, in a fresh flare-up of tensions between the neighbours.

Court clears way for Jakarta governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama's blasphemy trial

he politician, the favourite in opinion polls for the governor`s post before the case emerged, is a close ally of President Joko Widodo.

13 killed in Indonesia Air Force plane crash in Papua

13 killed in Indonesia Air Force plane crash in Papua

According to Indonesian Air force chief Agus Supriatna, bad weather suspectedly caused the accident.

Thousands of Indonesians rally against racial, religious intolerance

Thousands of Indonesians rally against racial, religious intolerance

 Indonesia recognises six religions and is home to several minority groups that adhere to traditional beliefs.

Indonesia police proceed with blasphemy case against Christian governor

Indonesian police said on Wednesday they will proceed with an investigation into a blasphemy complaint brought by Muslim groups against the Christian and ethnic Chinese governor of Jakarta and banned him from leaving the country.

Jakarta governor named suspect in blasphemy case

Jakarta`s Christian governor was formally named a suspect in a blasphemy investigation Wednesday, after allegations that he insulted Islam sparked a violent mass protest by Muslim hardliners in the Indonesian capital.