Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono

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.

Feb 15, 2017, 10:16 AM IST

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.

Feb 11, 2017, 11:43 AM IST

Indonesia armed forces "suspend cooperation with Australia over insult"

Indonesia`s military suspended cooperation with Australia`s armed forces last week, Indonesian officials said on Wednesday, after what media described as insulting teaching materials were found at a base in Western Australia.

Jan 04, 2017, 15:30 PM IST

Stop the blame game: Former Indonesian president on migrant crisis

 Indonesia`s former president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on Sunday urged nations to seek a solution instead of assigning blame over the migrant crisis engulfing Southeast Asia, warning that hundreds of lives are at stake.

May 17, 2015, 15:18 PM IST

Indonesian President ponders some cabinet picks on anti-graft concern

New Indonesian President Joko Widodo said on Tuesday he was re-evaluating some of his choices for cabinet jobs after an anti-graft agency raised concern about possible problems with some candidates.

Oct 21, 2014, 11:54 AM IST

Indonesian ex-ruling party chairman jailed for graft

 The former chairman of Indonesia`s ruling party was jailed for eight years for corruption Wednesday, the latest in a series of graft cases that have cast a shadow over the final years of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono`s decade in power.

Sep 24, 2014, 18:14 PM IST

Indonesia, Australia sign deal to end spying row

Indonesia and Australia on Thursday signed an agreement aimed at drawing a line under a damaging espionage row and paving the way for the resumption of full cooperation on issues such as defence.

Aug 28, 2014, 15:13 PM IST

Indonesia, Australia sign deal to end spying row

Indonesia and Australia on Thursday signed an agreement aimed at drawing a line under a damaging espionage row and paving the way for the resumption of full cooperation on issues such as defence.

Aug 28, 2014, 13:35 PM IST

`Islamic State militants embarrassing Muslims`

The President of the world`s most populous Muslim-majority country, Indonesia, on Thursday called the actions of Islamic State militants "embarrassing" to the religion and urged Islamic leaders to unite in tackling extremism.

Aug 21, 2014, 11:13 AM IST

Indonesian leader calls for restraint after presidential stand-off

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.

Jul 10, 2014, 10:49 AM IST

Indonesian ambassador returns to Australia

Australia has confirmed that Indonesia`s ambassador has returned to Canberra six months after he was called home during a diplomatic spat over spying allegations.

May 27, 2014, 08:36 AM IST

Indonesia finds boat people `turned back` by Australia

The Indonesian Navy has found 19 boat people who say they were turned around trying to reach Australia in the latest tow-back of an asylum-seeker vessel under Canberra`s hardline policies.

May 06, 2014, 10:38 AM IST

Australian minister concedes `no breakthrough` with Jakarta

Australia`s Defence Minister conceded Wednesday during a visit to Jakarta there was still no "breakthrough" in improving relations with Indonesia which have been damaged by a row over spying.

Mar 19, 2014, 14:05 PM IST

Indonesian President may call Manmohan Singh over WTO impasse

Quoting Presidential spokesman Teuku Faizasyah, `The Jakarta Post' has said that the President was planning to call Singh, but he did not provide further details.

Dec 05, 2013, 14:30 PM IST

Australia PM seeks security dialogue with Indonesia after spy row

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Wednesday he hoped to establish a "security round table" with Indonesia, seeking to rebuild a strategic relationship with a key Asian neighbour damaged by allegations of spying by Canberra.

Nov 27, 2013, 09:32 AM IST

Indonesian vice president quizzed in corruption case

Indonesian Vice President Boediono has said he was questioned as a witness by anti-graft investigators over a controversial bank bailout, in a case that could prove problematic.

Nov 24, 2013, 19:35 PM IST

Indonesia halts military drills with Australia in spy row

Indonesia`s military chief has halted joint training exercises with Australian forces after Jakarta suspended cooperation with Canberra in several areas owing to an intensifying row over spying.

Nov 21, 2013, 14:32 PM IST

Indonesia halts military cooperation with Australia

Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono Wednesday said Indonesia has temporarily halted its military and intelligence cooperation with Australia over the latter`s wiretapping of Indonesian leaders.

Nov 20, 2013, 15:51 PM IST

Spying row: Indonesian leader slams Australian PM for no remorse

Indonesia`s president criticized Australia`s prime minister on Tuesday for not expressing remorse over the alleged wiretapping of his phone, and said cooperation agreements between the near-neighbors would be reviewed.

Nov 20, 2013, 00:40 AM IST

Australian PM refuses to apologise for spying on Indonesia

Regretting any embarrassment caused to Indonesia, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Tuesday rejected Indonesia`s demand for an apology for the country`s alleged spying activities that has triggered diplomatic tension between the two nations.

Nov 19, 2013, 13:39 PM IST