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. 

Japan PM express WWII remorse, but says next generation need not apologise

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed deep remorse on Friday over World War II and said previous national apologies were unshakeable, but emphasised future generations should not have to keep saying sorry.

Indonesia detains `IS-linked` militants planning attacks

Indonesian police have arrested three militants with links to the Islamic State group who were planning to launch bomb attacks during independence day celebrations next week, police and sources said Friday. 

Indonesia court overturns sexually abuse convictions

An Indonesian court has overturned convictions against a Canadian teacher and an Indonesian teaching assistant who were serving 10 years in jail for sexually abusing three young children at a prestigious international school in Jakarta, their lawyer said on Friday.

Indonesia navy nabs cargo ship loaded with slave-caught fish

A massive refrigerated cargo ship believed to be loaded with slave-caught fish was seized by Indonesia's navy and brought to shore today, officials said, after The Associated Press informed authorities it had entered the country's waters.

Indonesia`s Widodo reshuffles cabinet to boost economy

Indonesian President Joko Widodo replaced major economic ministers in a cabinet reshuffle Wednesday less than a year into his term, after facing criticism for failing to revive growth which is at a six-year low.

Israeli Misha Zilberman blames visa saga for early exit
Israeli Misha Zilberman blames visa saga for early exit

An Israeli who was only granted a visa at the 11th hour to compete in the world badminton championships in Muslim-majority Indonesia blamed the immigration saga for his early departure from the tournament on Tuesday.