World Aug 27

How nations are going back to school — or not

Governments around the world are taking different strategies toward the new school year, depending on how many infections they're seeing, the state of their health care systems and political considerations.

World Mar 19

A police officer wearing a protective suit sprays disinfectants on a tent intended for the Muslim pilgrims to stay for mass gathering supposed to be held amid the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Gowa, South Sulawesi province, Indonesia, March 19, 2020. Photo by REUTERS/Stringer.
Indonesia 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 22

Indonesia 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.

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