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Indonesia bans Hizbut Tahrir group that seeks global caliphate

The Indonesian government on Wednesday banned Hizbut Tahrir, an organisation that wants to establish a global caliphate, under a new presidential decree criticised as draconian by rights groups.

Indonesia, Probolinggo, Bus accident, Arman Asmara Syarifuddin

At least 11 people were killed and 50 others were injured in April when a bus rammed into several other vehicles in West Java province after a suspected brake failure.

Asserting sovereignty, Indonesia renames part of South China Sea

Asserting sovereignty, Indonesia renames part of South China Sea

Indonesia renamed the northern reaches of its exclusive economic zone in the South China Sea as the North Natuna Sea on Friday, the latest act of resistance by Southeast Asian nations to China`s territorial ambitions in the maritime region. 

Malaysia detains 77 foreigners in migrant worker crackdown

As one of Southeast Asia's richest countries, Malaysia has long attracted workers from Indonesia, the Philippines, Bangladesh and India.


PM Narendra Modi leaves for home as G20 Summit concludes

PM Narendra Modi leaves for home as G20 Summit concludes

"Goodbye Hamburg! PM emplanes for Delhi after a successful visit to Israel and G20 Summit," External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Gopal Baglay tweeted.

Five die in Indonesia plane crash

The plane was flying from Wamena to Derakma.


Plane with five aboard reported missing in Indonesia's Papua

Flying is one of the main transportation means in the mountainous and jungle clad easternmost provinces of Papua and West Papua. 

10 injured as volcano erupts on Indonesia's main Java island

Some 142 people were reportedly asphyxiated in 1979 when the volcano spewed gases. 


Suspected militant shot dead after stabbing Indonesian policemen

The attacker had just finished praying with several policemen and other worshippers on Friday night when he stabbed the two officers and screamed 'infidel', said national police spokesman Rikwanto, who like many Indonesians goes by one name. 

Indonesia says seized Islamic State propaganda likely used by children

Indonesia has the world`s largest population of Muslims but is officially a secular country. Most Muslims practice a moderate form of the religion.

Barack Obama making nostalgic visit to city of his childhood

A statue of the kid still remembered as "Barry" by childhood friends was erected outside the elementary school he attended in Jakarta. 

Barack Obama and family move from Bali to Java on Indonesia trip

President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has invited the Obamas to visit the Bogor Palace in West Java during their nine-day trip in Indonesia, where Obama lived for several years as a child.

Muslims in Southeast Asia mark end of Ramadan

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar, and is a time for fasting, family and discipline, when believers abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and sex from dawn until sunset.


Barack Obama kicks off tropical holiday in Indonesia

The casually dressed former president arrived in the resort island of Bali with his wife Michelle and their two daughters, a local military commander said.

Two Bali escaped inmates captured in East Timor

They had escaped from Kerobokan prison on Monday along with with two other inmates, Australian Shaun Edward Davidson and Malaysian Tee Kok King.


Indonesia arrests 41 suspected militants since May attack

Indonesian police say they have arrested 41 suspected militants following last month's twin suicide bombings in the capital that killed three policemen.

Indonesia launches patrols with neighbours in lawless waters

Indonesia launches patrols with neighbours in lawless waters

Warships from Indonesia, the Philippines and Malaysia held manoeuvres on Monday in waters plagued by insurgency and banditry off north Borneo, launching coordinated patrols in a region where Islamic State influence is growing.

Four foreign inmates escape from Bali prison: Indonesian police

An Indian is among four foreign inmates who escaped on Monday from a prison on the Indonesian resort island of Bali.

Inmates escape Indonesian prison during floods

Dozens of inmates swam to freedom from a flooded Indonesian jail after one of its walls collapsed.

US blacklists Iraqi IS leader, Indonesia-based group

US blacklists Iraqi IS leader, Indonesia-based group

The US has designated Marwan Ibrahim Hussayn Tah al-Azawi, an Iraqi Islamic State (IS) leader, and Majelis Mujahidin Indonesia (MMI), an Indonesia-based terrorist group, as global terrorists.