Indonesian militants believed to have returned from fighting with the Islamic State (IS) group in Syria are suspected of being behind an attempted chlorine bomb attack in a shopping mall last month, police said Wednesday.
Japan will sign a defence pact with Indonesia next week, officials in both governments said, the latest effort by Tokyo to forge closer security ties with Southeast Asian nations and build a counter-balance to China.
Chinese President Xi Jinping will release the implementation plan for his ambitious Silk Road projects listing hundreds of infrastructure ventures at the Boao Forum next week in presence of heads of state from 13 nations.
Two planes from an Indonesian aerobatics team collided and crashed on Sunday during a practice session before an air show on the Malaysian island of Langkawi but all four pilots are safe, an official said.
Sixteen Indonesians, mostly women and children, have been arrested in Turkey attempting to cross into Syria to join the Islamic State (IS) group, a minister said, the latest case of Indonesians heading to battlegrounds in the Middle East.
Prosecutors Thursday called for a 12-year jail sentence for a Canadian and an Indonesian accused of sexually assaulting children at a prestigious Jakarta school at the centre of a wide-ranging abuse scandal.
Indonesia said Thursday it had rejected an offer from Australia to pay the cost of life imprisonment for two drug smugglers if they are spared the firing squad, as Jakarta signalled the executions might not take place for weeks.
Indonesia signalled on Thursday that it was not likely to execute foreigners on death row for at least the next 16 days after the attorney general`s office said that a group of 10 convicts would be executed together.
Australia has offered to pay the cost of life imprisonment for two drug smugglers on death row in Indonesia if they are spared the firing squad, as the pair`s latest appeal was Thursday put back until next week.