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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.
World Jan 22Indonesia detains American journalist over visa regulations
An American journalist is facing up to five years in an Indonesian jail and a fine on charges of violating immigration regulations. Philip Jacobson of California is accused of conducting journalistic activities not permitted by his business visa.
World Jan 0460 dead in landslides, flash floods in Indonesia’s capital
Landslides and floods triggered by torrential downpours have left at least 60 people dead in and around Indonesia’s capital, as rescuers struggled to search for people apparently buried under tons of mud, officials said Saturday.
World Jan 03Indonesia capital floods leave 43 dead and 397,000 displaced
Monsoon rains and rising rivers submerged at least 182 neighborhoods in greater Jakarta and caused landslides in the Bogor and Depok districts on the city's outskirts as well as in neighboring Lebak, which buried a dozen people.