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Monday, October 25, 2021



Indonesia: Jakarta court rules in favor of residents' clean air bid

September 16, 2021 9:35 pm

A court has ordered President Joko Widodo and other top officials to take measures to tackle air pollution. It's a landmark ruling for the residents who filed the case, but not everyone is celebrating.

Indonesia prison fire kills 41 drug inmates, injures 39

September 08, 2021 10:26 am

Authorities are still investigating the cause of fire.

Indonesia surpasses 100,000 deaths amid new virus wave

August 04, 2021 4:41 pm

Since the beginning of June, more than 2,800 people have died during self-isolation at home, according to LaporCOVID-19, an independent virus data group that keeps track of deaths at home.

The pandemic has a new epicenter: Indonesia

July 19, 2021 1:31 pm

Cases and deaths have skyrocketed in the country in the past month as the highly contagious delta variant sweeps through densely populated Java island, as well as Bali.

Indonesian police move top terror suspect for investigation

December 16, 2020 2:58 pm

Indonesian authorities have transferred suspected militants arrested in recent weeks to the country’s capital, including Zulkarnaen, a bomb maker and the architect of a series of deadly attacks and sectarian conflicts in the world’s largest Muslim majority nation.

Indonesia shelter sees surge in abandoned dogs

July 23, 2020 2:13 pm

Somali says she has taken in at least 700 dogs since the pandemic began, and she estimates 250 those are directly related to the fallout from COVID-19.

Jakarta floods: 53 dead in landslides, flash floods in Indonesia's capital

January 04, 2020 6:30 pm

Landslides and floods triggered by torrential downpours in Indonesia's capital have left at least 53 people dead as rescuers were struggling to search people apparently buried under tons of mud.

Explained: Why Indonesia is moving its capital, and what next for Jakarta

September 02, 2019 6:57 am

For Jakarta, the first warning signs appeared in 2007, when one of the city's worst floods was triggered by a regular tide, with some places being buried under as much as 16 feet of water. The floods killed over 80 and displaced over 5 lakh people.

Indonesia capital to move from Jakarta to Borneo: Joko Widodo

August 08, 2019 10:44 pm

Moving the Indonesian capital could take up to 10 years and cost about $20 billion to $30 billion, according to government officials.

Lion Air flight had a mixed safety record before Monday's crash

October 29, 2018 4:23 pm

The carrier was founded by Indonesian-Chinese brothers Rusdi and Kusnan Kirana, who pooled money to set up a travel agency and then began their airline with one leased aircraft.


Indonesia plane crash search finds remains, debris at sea

October 30, 2018 8:14 am

More than 24 hours after the crash, rescue operations are still underway in Indonesia. Relatives and friends wept, prayed and hugged each other as they waited at Jakarta's airport and at Pangkal Pinang's airport on Bangka island off Sumatra where the flight was headed.

Jakarta attacks leave at least 17 dead

January 14, 2016 2:06 pm

Jakarta terror attacks: Army deployed after serial blasts outside Sarinah mall, in Indonesia's capital.


Mixed feelings about safety among Indonesians two days after attack

January 16, 2016 6:24 am

Jakarta, Jan 16 (ANI): Indonesians on Saturday return to their routine two days after a deadly attack in downtown Jakarta, though some were still fearful. Residents visited a memorial at the site of the attack where an Indonesian, a Canadian-Algerian national, and five of the attackers were killed. A visitor from Indonesia’s Sulawesi island said he was afraid to go to shopping malls or western food chains. Another Jakarta resident said he was not at all scared after the incident. Security remained tight in and around the area near Jakarta's oldest shopping mall, Sarinah that was rocked by gun fire and bombs.