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Reform-minded governor wins Indonesian presidential race

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 18:00

The reform-minded governor of teeming Jakarta, Joko Widodo, has comfortably won Indonesia`s closely-fought presidential race against a controversial ex-general with deep roots in the era of strongman Suharto, final results showed on Tuesday.

Indonesia`s Prabowo says quitting presidential election process

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 13:26

Indonesian presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto said Tuesday he was withdrawing from the election process and would mount a legal challenge to the result, as his opponent Joko Widodo was poised to be declared the winner.

Prabowo Subianto: Ex-general with a dark past

Last Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014, 03:53

Indonesian presidential contender Prabowo Subianto ordered the abduction of democracy activists in the dying days of dictator Suharto`s rule, used to be married to one of the strongman`s daughters, and was once refused entry to the US over rights abuses.

Indonesia to announce results in disputed presidential poll

Last Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014, 03:50

Jakarta governor Joko Widodo is expected to be declared the winner of Indonesia`s disputed presidential election this week but his rival, ex-general Prabowo Subianto, is likely to mount a legal challenge that will prolong the political deadlock.

Volcano erupts in Indonesia again

Last Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014, 16:27

Mount Sinabung, one of the most active volcanoes in Indonesia, has erupted, spewing ash to the sky. No casualty was reported, official said here Sunday.

Fraud fears as Indonesia awaits end to presidential deadlock

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 10:00

With both presidential candidates declaring victory in Indonesia`s knife-edge election this week, anxiety is growing that fraud and dirty tactics could twist official results due to be announced later this month.

Presidential polling begins in Indonesia

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 03:00

Indonesians started voting in the presidential election Wednesday morning with two candidates contesting for the country`s top office.

In Indonesia vote, ballots travel on horseback and by boat

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 08:29

Carrying ballot boxes on their backs, Indonesian tribesmen climbed barefoot up a mountain in a remote part of Borneo island to ensure a small village would not miss the chance to take part in Wednesday`s presidential poll.

Mud flung as Indonesia presidential race heats up

Last Updated: Sunday, June 22, 2014, 11:09

One of the two hopefuls in Indonesia`s presidential election has been accused of being a closet Christian, the other of being a foreigner and unfit to lead the nation.

Indonesia ex-top judge faces life sentence over graft

Last Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014, 18:28

Indonesian prosecutors sought a life sentence Monday for a former top judge accused of accepting bribes in more than a dozen cases involving regional election disputes, and of money-laundering.

North Korea leader`s half-brother spotted in Jakarta: Report

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 13:39

Kim Jong-Nam was sighted at an Italian restaurant run by a Japanese businessman in Jakarta on May 4 with two women, cable news network YTN said.

6.2-magnitude earthquake strikes off Indonesia,no reports of damage

Last Updated: Sunday, May 18, 2014, 08:50

A 6.2-magnitude shallow undersea earthquake has hit parts of western Indonesian island of Sumatra today, prompting panicked people to run out of their homes. But there are no immediate reports of casualties.