Indonesian anti-drugs chief warns against foreign boyfriends

Indonesia`s anti-narcotics chief Friday warned women in the country to be careful when dating foreigners, suggesting they could be tricked into becoming drug mules.

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Australia tells Indonesia to fix its borders

Australia on Monday, June 15, told Indonesia to better secure its borders in a stinging rebuke after Jakarta demanded answers to allegations Canberra paid to turn back a boat of asylum-seekers.

3,000 evacuated as Indonesia upgrades alert over volcano

Nearly 3,000 people have been evacuated from their homes after Indonesia upgraded the threat posed by a volcano on Sumatra to the highest possible level, an official said today.

India reaches out to Indonesia's Buddhist community

India has reached out to the large Buddhist community in Indonesia, which has the world`s largest Muslim population, by organising an exhibition on the Buddha.

Indonesia begins search for migrant boats

Indonesia has begun search and rescue operations for stranded migrant boats carrying Bangladeshis and ethnic Rohingya from Myanmar, an official said Sunday, after it dropped a hardline policy of refusing them sanctuary.

Indonesia says migrant crisis is regional problem

 Indonesia said Tuesday a migrant boat crisis was a problem for all of Southeast Asia ahead of key regional talks, as Jakarta and other countries came under more pressure to let the boatpeople land. 

Almost 500 Rohingya rescued off Indonesia: Officials

 Rescuers Sunday brought ashore 469 migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh after their wooden boat arrived off Aceh in northwest Indonesia, an official said.

Rescuers save 469 boat people off Indonesia`s Aceh: Official

Rescuers Sunday saved 469 boat people from Myanmar and Bangladesh who were stranded in waters off northern Indonesia, an official said.

Indonesia to stop sending domestic workers to Mideast: Reports

Indonesia will stop sending new domestic workers to 21 Middle Eastern countries, reports said Tuesday, after the recent execution of two Indonesian women in Saudi Arabia angered Jakarta.

Indonesia executes seven foreign drug convicts, defying global anger
Indonesia executes seven foreign drug convicts, defying global anger

Indonesia early Wednesday executed seven foreign drug convicts including two Australians by firing squad but a Filipina was spared at the 11th hour, local reports said.

Indonesia defiant as UN leads condemnation of looming executions
Indonesia defiant as UN leads condemnation of looming executions

Indonesia on Sunday signalled it was determined to push ahead with the execution of eight foreign drug convicts, despite a growing wave of global condemnation led by United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon.

Families of death row inmates, fearing worst, head to Indonesia

Relatives and diplomats rushed to an Indonesian prison island on Friday ahead of the looming executions of nine foreign drug convicts who are set to be shot in defiance of international anger.

India, Pakistan spar over Kashmir at Bandung

India has termed as "most unfortunate" Pakistan`s reference to the Kashmir issue at the Asian African summit in Jakarta, an official in New Delhi said.

India boosts ASEAN engagement with dedicated mission

India on Wednesday expressed its readiness to bolster cooperation with ASEAN in collectively addressing the "traditional and non-traditional" security challenges facing the region as it formally inaugurated a dedicated mission for the 10-member bloc here.

India considers Asian, African region as part of its extended neighbourhood: Sushma Swaraj

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has said that India considers the Asian and African region as part of its extended neighbourhood, adding that New Delhi`s partnership with Asia and Africa is unique and dates back to our civilizational contacts through ancient seafarers, traders, intellectuals and monks.

India considers Asian, African region as part of its extended neighbourhood: Sushma Swaraj

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has said that India considers the Asian and African region as part of its extended neighbourhood, adding that New Delhi`s partnership with Asia and Africa is unique and dates back to our civilizational contacts through ancient seafarers, traders, intellectuals and monks.

Swaraj renews old friendship with South African counterpart

The formal setting of a diplomatic event gave way to the charm of old friendship when External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj spotted her South African counterpart Maite Nkoana-Mashabane engrossed in discussion with Swedish Foreign Minister.

Sushma Swaraj arrives for Asian African Conference

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday arrived here on five-day visit to attend the 60th commemoration of the historical 1955 Asian-African Conference and the 10th anniversary of the New Asian-African Strategic Partnership.

Japanese PM Abe makes ritual offering at Yasukuni shrine

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a ritual offering on Tuesday to a controversial Tokyo shrine for war dead, a senior spokesman said, a day before he hopes to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of a leaders` summit in Jakarta.