Indonesia prepares to transfer Philippines drug convict for execution

Indonesia is preparing to move a Filipina death row inmate for execution after she lost her appeal in the Supreme Court earlier this week, the attorney general`s spokesman said on Friday.

Philippines vows legal fight to save Filipina in Indonesia

The Philippines will "exhaust all possible legal means" to save a Filipina who is on death row in Indonesia after being convicted of drug trafficking, the foreign ministry said Friday.

Syria returnees likely behind Indonesia chlorine bomb: Police

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.

Indonesia to withdraw local language plan for foreign workers: Sources

 Indonesia will withdraw a plan that would force foreign workers to take local language proficiency exams after protests from investors, two government officials said.

Indonesia detains alleged ISIS recruiters

Indonesian anti-terror police have arrested five men who allegedly arranged for a group of mostly women and children to try and enter Syria to join the Islamic State (IS) group, an official said.

Indonesia leader eyes investment, defence on Japan trip

Indonesian President Joko Widodo will arrive in Tokyo late on Sunday, kicking off a week-long tour of Japan and China aimed at attracting investment and boosting defence co-operation.

Indonesia`s Widodo to visit Japan, China seeking investment

Indonesian President Joko Widodo will kick off a visit to Japan and China at the weekend, an official said Friday, seeking fresh investment from Asia`s two biggest economies to boost slowing growth.

Japan to expand SE Asia security ties with Indonesia pact

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.

Indian recurve mixed team wins gold at Asia Cup
Indian recurve mixed team wins gold at Asia Cup

Indian recurve mixed team of Sanjay Boro and Madhu Vedwan beat Indonesia 20-19 in a shoot off to win the gold at Asia Cup Stage 2 archery competition here on Thursday.

China to unveil Silk Road project plan at Boao Forum next week

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.

Indonesia to call off search for AirAsia crash victims

Indonesia will on Sunday end a search for the bodies of 56 people missing from an AirAsia jet that crashed in the Java Sea in December, a national rescue agency official said.

Magnitude 6.6 earthquake in Indonesia, no tsunami threat

A magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck off the northwest of Ternate in Indonesia on Wednesday, the US Geological Survey said.

Indonesia to allow more tourists to visit without a visa

Indonesia will soon allow tourists from an additional 30 countries to visit without a visa, a minister said, but neighbouring Australia was left off the list amid a row over looming executions. 

Indonesia aerobatic planes crash in Malaysia, pilots safe

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.

Indonesia says 32 held or missing in Turkey, suspected trying to join IS

Indonesian officials confirmed on Friday that up to 32 Indonesians had been detained in Turkey or gone missing after being suspected of trying to cross into Syria to join Islamic State (IS) militants.

Indonesian women, children held in Turkey `heading to join IS`

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.

Canadian, Indonesian face 12 years in jail for Jakarta school abuse

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 rejects Australian offer to pay for pair`s jail time

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 signals unlikely to carry out executions for at least 16 days

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 offers to pay for Bali pair`s jail time if spared

 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.