In our news wrap Monday, President Obama said there’s “no connection” between Saturday’s bombings in New York and New Jersey and the Minnesota mall stabbings, which the Islamic State claimed it inspired. Also, the Syrian military declared a week-long ceasefire…
By Daniel Moritz-Rabson
Indonesian counter-terrorism police arrested six men on Friday suspected of planning a rocket attack on downtown Singapore.
By Michael D. Regan
Seven people were killed by a volcano in a northern section of Sumatra on Saturday. The volcano is one of the more active in Indonesia.
By Corinne Segal
A total solar eclipse captivated millions of people in parts of Asia and the Pacific last night.
By Dominique Bonessi
At least 200 million women and girls in 30 countries have undergone female genital mutilation, with 70 million more woman affected by the procedure than previously thought in 2014.
By PBS NewsHour
Multiple gunmen and suicide bombers struck the center of Jakarta, targeting a police booth as well as a nearby Starbucks. Two civilians were killed and five attackers died. The Islamic State militant group claimed responsibility. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret…
By Joshua Barajas
Several attackers set off a series of explosions that targeted downtown Jakarta on Thursday and exchanged gunfire with Indonesian authorities, leaving at least seven people, including five assailants, dead.
By Michael D. Regan
Indonesian counter-terrorism police arrested at least 10 people this week accused of planning separate attacks around the country over the Christmas holiday.
By Margaret Sessa-Hawkins
For the past two months, enormous forest fires have been raging across large swaths of Indonesia. So far, 120,000 active fires have been detected in the country. Here is a guide to the basic facts you should know about the…
By Michael D. Mosettig
When international leaders come to the White House, a military band often plays ruffles and flourishes and their country's national anthem. For Indonesia's President Joko Widodo, a more appropriate tune would have been the Platters' classic, "Smoke Gets in Your…
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