Indonesia dumps plans for high-speed rail line: Ambassador

 Indonesia has unexpectedly dumped much-vaunted plans for its first high-speed railway in favour of a slower and cheaper rail option, in a blow to Japan and China who have been fiercely competing to win the construction job.

Search ramps up as toll in Malaysia boat tragedy hits 15

Malaysian authorities on Friday stepped up a search for survivors from a boat that sank while crammed with Indonesian migrants as the death toll rose to 15, the Malaysian coastguard said.

Indonesia to launch satellite from India

Indonesia is set to launch a locally made satellite from India on September 27, a media report said on Thursday.

Only 7% Pakistanis have faith in Narendra Modi
Only 7% Pakistanis have faith in Narendra Modi

Narendra Modi, who became the Indian Prime Minister after securing a huge victory in the 2014 General Election, has huge support in Vietnam.

At least 14 killed as boat capsizes off Malaysia

A boat believed to be carrying dozens of Indonesian illegal immigrants capsized off the coast of Malaysia on Thursday, killing at least 14 people, 13 of them women, maritime officials said.

Australia-Indonesia ties back in `very good shape`: FM

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop on Thursday said ties with Indonesia were in "very good shape" after plunging this year when Jakarta executed two Australians, hailing her relationship with "text buddy" counterpart Retno Marsudi.

Newly discovered crustacean species named after Sir Elton John
Newly discovered crustacean species named after Sir Elton John

Scientists have discovered a small 'hitchhiking' coral reef crustacean species in Indonesia, and named it after English composer and singer Sir Elton John.

FIFA team to visit banned Indonesia: Report
FIFA team to visit banned Indonesia: Report

FIFA will send a team to investigate the state of play in Indonesian soccer with the Southeast Asians hopeful the world governing body will overturn a ban administered for government interference.

European Union slams top economies on climate summit targets

The EU today urged India, Indonesia, Brazil and other major economies to immediately submit their emissions reductions targets to help avoid failure at the UN climate summit in Paris later this year.

Indonesian police fire tear gas, water cannon at Jakarta protesters

Residents facing eviction from a flood-prone part of Indonesia`s capital of Jakarta clashed with police on Thursday, prompting security forces to fire tear gas and water cannon.

First bodies recovered from Indonesia plane crash site
First bodies recovered from Indonesia plane crash site

The first bodies of 54 people killed when a plane went down in eastern Indonesia were on Wednesday carried from the remote crash site after bad weather hampered efforts to airlift them.

Bad weather hampers recovery efforts after Indonesia plane crash
Bad weather hampers recovery efforts after Indonesia plane crash

 Bad weather on Wednesday hampered efforts to recover the bodies of 54 passengers and crew killed when a plane crashed in remote eastern Indonesia, an official said.

No survivors in Indonesia's Trigana air crash, black box recovered
No survivors in Indonesia's Trigana air crash, black box recovered

Two days after an Indonesian plane belonging to Trigana Air went missing over the mountains, it has been confirmed that the plane was totally destroyed after it crashed in the western Papua region , leaving no survivors, the country's top rescue official said.

Indonesian rescuers reach crash site, plane `destroyed`: Official

Rescuers on Tuesday reached the site in remote eastern Indonesia where a plane crashed carrying 54 people and large sums of money, and found the aircraft "completely destroyed", a search and rescue official said. 

Indonesia airline safety hurt by inadequate staff: Sources

Indonesia scored poorly on a 2014 safety audit by the United Nations` aviation agency largely because its Ministry of Transportation is understaffed, said two sources familiar with the matter, as the country struggles to cope with the rapid expansion of air travel. 

Crashed Indonesian plane was carrying nearly $500,000 in cash

 An Indonesian passenger plane that crashed with 54 people on board in Papua province was carrying cash worth around USD 470,000 for remote villages, a post office spokesman said on Monday as rescue teams headed to the mountainous site where it went down.

Rescue teams race to Indonesian plane crash site
Rescue teams race to Indonesian plane crash site

Rescuers battled on Monday to reach a remote, mountainous site in eastern Indonesia where debris has been spotted after a plane carrying 54 people and cash worth almost half a million dollars crashed at the weekend.

Rescuers head to crashed Indonesian plane: Official

Rescue teams were heading to the site of an air crash in rugged eastern Indonesia on Sunday after villagers found the wreckage of a passenger plane which went missing with 54 people aboard, officials said.

Indonesian plane with 54 aboard crashes in mountains, villagers locate wreckage

The wreckage of a passenger plane which went missing with 54 people aboard in rugged eastern Indonesia on Sunday has been found by villagers, an official said, in the latest fatal accident to hit the country's aviation sector.

Indonesian plane carrying 54 loses contact in Papua: Officials

 An Indonesian passenger plane carrying 54 people lost contact Sunday during a flight in the easternmost province of Papua, the country`s search and research agency said.