Indonesian Aceh proposes 100 lashes for gay sex

Gay sex could be punishable by 100 lashes of the cane in Indonesia`s staunchly conservative Aceh province if parliament passes a draft law that critics say violates basic human rights.

Hunt for missing Malaysia plane to resume

Crews will resume the underwater hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 at the end of the month, and will begin the search in an area farther south than initially planned, a senior search official said on Friday.

US man confesses to Bali suitcase killing: Police

An American man has confessed to killing his girlfriend`s mother at a luxury resort on the Indonesian island of Bali, while the girlfriend has admitted helping stuff the body into a suitcase, police said Friday.

Unborn baby of US suspect in Bali suitcase murder gets a lawyer

An US woman detained on the Indonesian resort island of Bali in connection with the murder of her mother has retained legal representation for her unborn child, the suspect`s legal team said.

Australia reveals 12 asylum-seeker boats turned away

Australia on Thursday revealed it has turned back 12 asylum-seeker boats and prevented 45 more from leaving port as it lifted the veil of secrecy over its hardline border protection policy.

Indonesia to ratify ASEAN haze agreement

Indonesia`s Parliament on Tuesday voted to ratify a regional agreement on cross-border haze as fires ripped through forests in west of the country, choking neighbouring Singapore with hazardous smog.

14 killed, 12 missing as boat sinks in Indonesia

 A boat sank Sunday in bad weather off eastern Indonesia, killing at least 14 people and leaving 12 others missing, an official said.

Indonesia arrests four Turks over Islamic State link

Indonesia`s anti-terrorism police have arrested four Turks suspected of being linked to the Islamic State jihadist group, a spokesman said on Sunday.

Indonesia's Widodo wants to overturn law curbing anti-graft drive-adviser

Indonesian president-elect Joko Widodo wants the top court to overturn legislation that makes it more difficult to investigate lawmakers for graft, an adviser said, referring to a law passed with little publicity in one of the world`s most corrupt countries. 

Magnitude 6.2 earthquake hits off Indonesia; no tsunami threat, no damages

A powerful earthquake measuring 6.2 on Richter scale struck off Indonesia near Manado, Sulawesi, on Wednesday morning, informed the US Geological Survey.

Indonesia Parliament mulls ending direct elections for local leaders

Indonesian lawmakers are expected to vote this week on legislation that ends direct elections for governors and mayors, a measure critics say would weaken the country`s democratic advances and encourage patronage politics. 

Indonesian Energy Minister named suspect in corruption case

Indonesia`s powerful anti-corruption agency on Wednesday named the Energy Minister a suspect in a corruption case, the third member of the Cabinet to become embroiled in a graft scandal in recent times.

NHRC to host annual meet of rights groups today

The National Human Rights Commission will on Wednesday host the 19th annual general meeting of the Asia-Pacific Forum (APF) of the National Human Rights Institutions.

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.

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.

Indonesian parliamentary delegation calls on Sumitra Mahajan

A parliamentary delegation from Indonesia called on Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan.

Indonesia`s Widodo clears last hurdle to presidency, reforms

With a legal challenge by his rival defeated, Indonesia`s Joko Widodo has swept away the last barrier to the presidency and an ambitious reform agenda after an unlikely rise from his upbringing in a riverside slum.

Defeated Indonesian presidential candidate accepts court ruling

Former general Prabowo Subianto accepted the final ruling of the Constitutional Court that has summarily rejected all his allegations that challenged the result of Indonesia`s presidential race, his party coalition spokesman said Thursday.

Indonesia`s highest court upholds Widodo`s presidential win

Indonesia`s highest court unanimously upheld last month`s presidential election result on Thursday, paving the way for Joko Widodo to take over as the next leader of the world`s third largest democracy.

Police fire tear gas as Indonesia court rules on poll challenge

Indonesian police used tear gas and water cannon Thursday to break up a rally by supporters of the ex-general who lost last month`s presidential election, as a court was set to uphold his opponent`s victory.