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Indonesia Islamists urge ouster of Jakarta governor, plan more protests

Islamist groups have held two big rallies since November against the governor of Jakarta, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, who is on trial for insulting the Koran.

Jakarta election heads for second round as Christian governor holds narrow lead

Jakarta election heads for second round as Christian governor holds narrow lead

Basuki Tjahaja Purnama had secured 42.57 percent of the votes, just ahead of former minister Anies Baswedan in second place with 40.23 percent.

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.
 

Australia, Indonesia making joint effort to protect WW2 wreck

Australia and Indonesia are sending divers to inspect the wreck of a warship torpedoed off the coast of Java during World War Two next month to determine how best to protect the site from looters who have stripped numerous other WW2 wrecks. 

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.

Indonesia disaster agency says 12 killed in Bali landslides

Rains often cause flooding and landslides in Indonesia, an archipelago where millions of people live in mountainous areas or on flood plains near rivers.

At least nine killed in Indonesia boat accident

At least nine people have been killed and one is still missing after a fishing boat capsized in eastern Indonesia, an official said today.

Donald Trump's 'Muslim ban' could hurt global fight against terrorism: Indonesia

Donald Trump's 'Muslim ban' could hurt global fight against terrorism: Indonesia

Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim nation, says President Donald Trump's ban on citizens of seven Muslim countries from entering the US could hurt the global fight against terrorism.

India better positioned against proposed US tax laws: Report

Significant uncertainty surrounds the possible US shift to a new border adjustment tax, but India and Indonesia are better positioned as compared to other Asian economies.

Indonesia Islamic State suspect was Finance Ministry official

Hundreds of radicals from Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim-majority country, have flocked to the Middle East to fight with the Islamic State.

Indonesia to probe arms smuggling claims against peacekeepers in Sudan

Indonesia will on Wednesday send a team to Sudan to investigate allegations that its peacekeepers stationed there with the United Nations tried to smuggle arms out of the country, officials said. 

Ten dead, 30 missing after boat capsizes off Malaysia

Ten people are confirmed dead and about 30 missing after a boat believed to be carrying Indonesian illegal immigrants capsized in rough seas off Malaysia, officials said Monday.

Indonesia holds IS-linked group deported from Turkey

The emergence of the Islamic State has provided a potent new rallying cry for radicals in Indonesia, which has long struggled with Islamic militancy.
 

Important to solve South China Sea conflict peacefully, says Japan PM Shinzo Abe

Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said during his visit to Indonesia on Sunday that it is important to solve the South China Sea conflict peacefully.

Bali tourists stranded as flights axed

Tigerair said Virgin Australia was sending two flights to Bali to bring affected customers back.

Australia, Indonesia in damage control after military spat

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said he looked forward to the matter being resolved "as soon as possible".

Indonesia has only suspended language programme with Australia: Minister

Indonesia`s security minister said on Thursday the military had not suspended all cooperation with Australia, contradicting a military spokesman who said "all forms of cooperation" had been suspended.

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.

Indonesia suspends military cooperation with Australia

Indonesia said on Wednesday it has suspended military cooperation with Australia, reportedly due to training materials deemed offensive, in a fresh flare-up of tensions between the neighbours.

23 killed, 17 missing in Indonesia ferry fire

At least 23 persons were killed, 20 injured and 17 others were missing in a fire that broke out on a passenger ferry in the waters of the Jakarta Gulf on Sunday, disaster agency officials said.