Indonesian fighter jets intercept Australian plane

Indonesian air force jets on Wednesday intercepted an Australian light aircraft and forced it to land after the plane entered the country`s airspace without permission, officials said.

Briton found dead in Bali

A British national was found dead in a ditch in Bali with his throat slit and feet tied, a media report said Wednesday.

Australia drops war crimes probe into `Balibo five` deaths

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.

Indonesia grants one day Diwali holiday to Indians

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.

Australia drops investigation into Indonesia ''Balibo Five'' murders

  Australian police said on Tuesday they were dropping a long-running war crimes investigation into the deaths of five Australian journalists, killed during Indonesia`s invasion of East Timor in 1975.

Indonesian President ponders some cabinet picks on anti-graft concern

New Indonesian President Joko Widodo said on Tuesday he was re-evaluating some of his choices for cabinet jobs after an anti-graft agency raised concern about possible problems with some candidates.

President, PM felicitate new Indonesian Prez Joko Widodo

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.

French journalists go on trial in Indonesia`s Papua

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.

Indonesia`s Widodo takes office, reaches out to foes
Indonesia`s Widodo takes office, reaches out to foes

Indonesia's new president, Joko Widodo, took oath as first leader of the country on Monday in a ceremony held at the Parliament.

Kerry in Southeast Asia seeking support against IS

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.

Australian PM to attend Indonesian president's swearing-in

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott will join other world leaders Monday to attend the swearing-in ceremony of new Indonesian president Joko Widodo in Jakarta.

Indonesian election loser urges unity in sign of thaw

The ex-general who lost Indonesia`s election in July on Friday urged his supporters to back new leader Joko Widodo, signalling a thaw that could help the incoming president enact much-needed reforms.

Indonesia gold mine for social networking

Indonesia, with a population of over 250 million, has become a gold mine for social networking sites in southeast Asia with a growing market of millions of users.

Indonesian officials ordered to pay for second wife

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.

`Great wall of Jakarta` plan to combat floods

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.

Indonesian suicide bomber dies fighting with IS: SITE

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.

Three killed as boat capsizes off Malaysia

 Three people were drowned after a boat carrying illegal immigrants capsized early Tuesday in waters off the coast of Bandar Penawar in Malaysia.

Indonesia's Widodo adds Islamist party to reduce coalition's minority

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.

Indonesia resumes search for survivors of Bali boat sinking

Indonesian search and rescue teams on Thursday resumed efforts to find 24 passengers missing after their vessel sank near the resort island of Bali, killing at least 17.

17 dead, two dozen missing in Indonesia boat sinking: Official

At least 17 people from a wedding party, including three children, died after a boat sank on the way to the Indonesian island of Bali, with two dozen missing, an official said Wednesday.