Indonesia resumes search for AirAsia crash victims

 Indonesian rescuers on Sunday resumed their search for 86 victims still missing from the AirAsia plane that crashed on December 28 with 162 people on board, an official said.

Indonesia to continue AirAsia search operation sans military

Indonesia`s National Search and Rescue Agency (BASARNAS) chairman Bambang Soelistyo on Wednesday said an operation to search for bodies of victims and wreckage from the crashed AirAsia flight QZ8501 would continue despite the end of the military`s participation in the mission.

Hong Kong `drug lord` forced to burn meth stash in Indonesia

Handcuffed and wearing black masks, a Hong Kong man accused of being a drug lord and his gang were on Tuesday forced to publicly burn a USD 136 million stash of crystal methamphetamine after their arrests in Indonesia.

Indonesian military says calling off efforts to recover AirAsia wreckage
Indonesian military says calling off efforts to recover AirAsia wreckage

The Indonesian military on Tuesday called off efforts to recover the wreckage of an AirAsia plane that crashed into the Java Sea last month after failing for several days to lift the fuselage.

Effort fails to raise AirAsia plane fuselage

A fresh attempt to raise the fuselage of AirAsia flight QZ8501, which crashed into the Java Sea last month killing all 162 on board, failed Sunday after it was considered to be too fragile to be lifted, a media report said.

Australian families plead for lives of convicts in Indonesia

The families of two Australian drug convicts facing execution in Indonesia pleaded for their lives in an emotional interview on Saturday, and said they would not give up on them.

Indonesia search team to float AirAsia fuselage

Indonesian salvage teams launched an operation to raise the fuselage of AirAsia Flight 8501 from the sea bed on Saturday as they recovered four more bodies from the wreckage of the crashed jet.

Top Indonesian anti-graft official arrested: Police

The deputy chief of Indonesia`s most powerful anti-corruption body was arrested Friday over allegations he interfered in a legal case, police said, sparking protests outside the agency headquarters.

Divers find more bodies, reach AirAsia fuselage

Indonesian divers on Friday finally reached the fuselage of an AirAsia plane that crashed last month, an official said, as four more bodies were recovered from the Java Sea.

Indonesia police detain deputy chief of anti-graft body, sparking tension

Indonesian police on Friday detained the deputy chief of the anti-graft agency over a false testimony case in 2010, raising tensions between two law enforcement bodies that have long had strained relations.

Australia urges Indonesia to grant mercy to two drug smugglers on death row

Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Friday urged Indonesia to show mercy to two Australian drug convicts facing execution after their final appeals for clemency failed.

Indonesian divers recover 6 more bodies from AirAsia crash

Indonesian divers retrieved six more bodies today from waters around the sunken fuselage of the AirAsia jetliner that crashed last month.

Indonesia will not make public full preliminary AirAsia crash report

Indonesian investigators may release some initial findings next week into last month`s crash of an AirAsia passenger jet that killed 162 people, but the full preliminary report will not be made public, a government official said on Wednesday.

Doomed AirAsia jet's climb echoes Air France disaster

Revelations that AirAsia Flight QZ8501 climbed too fast before stalling and plunging into the sea point to "striking" similarities between the Java Sea accident and the 2009 crash of an Air France jet, analysts said on Wednesday.

AirAsia jet's alarms 'screaming' before crash: investigator

Warning alarms in AirAsia flight QZ8501 were "screaming" as the pilots desperately tried to stabilise the plane just before it plunged into the Java Sea last month, a crash investigator said Wednesday.

Doomed AirAsia jet`s climb echoes Air France disaster

 Revelations that AirAsia Flight QZ8501 climbed too fast before stalling and plunging into the sea point to "striking" similarities between the Java Sea accident and the 2009 crash of an Air France jet, analysts said Wednesday.

Indonesia will not make public preliminary AirAsia crash report

Indonesia will not release to the public a 30-day preliminary report detailing its investigation into last month`s crash of an AirAsia passenger jet that killed all 162 people on board, said Tatang Kurniadi, chairman of the National Transportation Safety Committee, on Wednesday.

West`s defence of Charlie Hebdo worries moderate Asia Muslims

 The West`s defence of Charlie Hebdo`s right to offend is testing the patience of Muslims even in moderate Indonesia and Malaysia, who fear it could fuel radical sentiment kindled by the Islamic State group.

Indonesian MPs back direct elections in boost for Widodo

 Indonesia`s parliament backed direct elections for local leaders on Tuesday, reversing an earlier decision to scrap a key reform of the democratic era and giving a boost to President Joko Widodo. 

AirAsia plane climbed at speed `beyond normal` then stalled: Minister

An AirAsia plane that crashed into the Java Sea last month with 162 people on board had climbed at a speed that was higher than normal and then stalled, Indonesia`s transport minister said Tuesday.