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.

World Jan 04

60 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.

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