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World Jul 10Indonesia short on oxygen, seeks help as virus cases soar
Just two months ago, Indonesia was coming to a gasping India’s aid with thousands tanks of oxygen. Today, the Southeast Asia country is running out of oxygen as it endures a devastating wave of coronavirus cases and the government is…
Economy May 01May Day protesters demand more job protections amid pandemic
Workers and union leaders dusted off bullhorns and flags that had stayed furled during coronavirus lockdowns for slimmed down but still boisterous — and at times violent — May Day marches on Saturday, demanding more labor protections amid a pandemic…
World Apr 13Muslims mark Ramadan amid virus surge and new restrictions
Unlike last year, mosques have reopened for Ramadan prayers as vaccine rollouts continue in Muslim-majority nations like Indonesia.
World Jan 18Aid effort intensifies after deadly Indonesia quake
More rescuers and volunteers were deployed in the hardest-hit city of Mamuju and the neighboring district of Majene on Sulawesi island, where a magnitude 6.2 quake struck Friday.
World Jan 09Indonesia jet carrying 62 goes missing on domestic flight
The airline said in a statement that the plane was on an estimated 90-minute flight from Jakarta to Pontianak, the capital of West Kalimantan province on Indonesia’s Borneo island. The plane was carrying 50 passengers and 12 crew members, all…
World Oct 08Protests against new labor law turn violent across Indonesia
Protests in many Indonesian cities turned violent Thursday as thousands of enraged students and workers criticized a new law they say will cripple labor rights and harm the environment.
World May 24Muslims celebrate major holiday amid curfews, virus fears
Muslims around the world on Sunday began celebrating Eid al-Fitr, a normally festive holiday marking the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, with millions under strict stay-at-home orders and many fearing renewed coronavirus outbreaks.
World Apr 24Muslims begin marking a subdued Ramadan under virus closures
Ramadan is usually a festive season, with the daylong fast followed by lavish meals and evening get-togethers. But this year many are confined to their homes, travel is heavily restricted and public venues like parks, malls and even mosques are…
Health Apr 21After denial, Indonesia sees mounting coronavirus deaths
The government of the world’s fourth most populous nation insisted that everything was fine. The country now has the the highest death toll from the virus in Asia after China.
World Mar 19Indonesia halts Islamic assembly, quarantining 9,000 people
The four-day gathering of nearly 9,000 Muslim pilgrims at a boarding school in south Sulawesi province wasn't approved by authorities and drew fears it could spread the virus widely in the world's fourth most populous nation.