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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.
World Jan 02Indonesia floods death toll rises to 30 as waters recede
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.
World Jan 01At least 9 people die, thousands displaced in Indonesia floods
Tens of thousands of revelers in Jakarta were soaked by torrential rains as they waited for New Year’s Eve fireworks.
World Oct 25Inadequate training contributed to Boeing crash in Indonesia, report finds
A summary of the final accident report said Lion Air flight 610 went down partly because the pilots were never told how to quickly respond to malfunctions of the Boeing 737 Max 8 jet's automated flight-control system.