The regional branch of the International Federation of Journalists said Wednesday it was outraged that Australian police had dropped an investigation into the deaths of five newsmen in East Timor in 1975.
For the second consecutive year, the Indonesian capital city has decided to grant a one day Diwali holiday tomorrow to all Indian nationals and Indonesians of Indian descent so they can celebrate the Hindu festival of lights.
President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday wished the new President of Indonesia — Joko Widodo — on assuming office and said that India wants to further strengthen its close ties with his country.
Two French journalists went on trial in Indonesia`s Papua on Monday accused of breaching visa regulations by illegally reporting on its separatist movement, a crime punishable by up to five years in prison.
US Secretary of State John Jerry arrived in Indonesia Monday to attend Joko Widodo`s presidential inauguration and press Southeast Asian nations to step up their efforts in the fight against the Islamic State (IS) group.
An Indonesian district has ordered male civil servants to pay $80 to marry a second wife to crack down on polygamy, officials said Wednesday, but activists criticised it as a "crazy" bid to profit from the practice.
Jakarta has launched a multi-billion-dollar scheme to build a huge sea wall to combat flooding as the Indonesian capital sinks, but there is scepticism about its chances of success in a country with a history of corruption and failed megaprojects.
An Indonesian suicide bomber has died fighting with the Islamic State organisation in Iraq, a monitoring group said Tuesday, sparking fresh concern from Jakarta authorities who fear the group is spawning a new generation of radicals.
Indonesian president-elect Joko Widodo strengthened his minority coalition by gaining support from a small Islamist party, but rivals remain in control of parliament and have pledged to obstruct his reform programme unless he makes concessions.