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Indonesia shelves vote on penal code criminalizing extramarital sex

Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim-majority country, has substantial Christian, Hindu and Buddhist minorities but has seen a recent trend towards greater religious piety and conservative Islamic activism.

Explained: Why West Papuans are holding violent protests against Indonesian govt

On August 17, reports emerged accusing West Papuan students in Surabaya of allegedly throwing the Indonesian national flag into the sewer. As soon as reports of this alleged incident began circulating, Indonesian authorities raided the university, threw tear gas into dormitories and took 43 people into custody.


Indonesia capital to move from Jakarta to Borneo: Joko Widodo

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

Joko Widodo reelected as President of Indonesia

Indonesia's President Joko Widodo has been reelected with 55.5% of the vote in last month's election, official results show, though former general Subianto refuses to accept defeat and his campaign is planning street protests.

Indonesia eyes moving capital from congested Jakarta

Prone to flooding and rapidly sinking due to uncontrolled ground water extraction, Jakarta is the archetypical Asian mega-city creaking under the weight of its dysfunction.

Voting underway in Indonesia, world's biggest one-day election

Indonesia elections: President Joko Widodo, a furniture businessman who entered politics 14 years ago as a small-city mayor, is seeking re-election against former general Prabowo Subianto, whom he narrowly defeated in the last election, in 2014.


Explained: The people, issues and preparations for Indonesia's election

The election is a huge logistical operation in the world's third-largest democracy with 245,000 candidates vying for votes in what is described as the world's biggest single-day election.

Indonesians to vote in world's biggest single-day election on April 17

President Joko Widodo, a former furniture salesman who launched his political career as a small-city mayor, is standing for re-election in a contest with ex-general Prabowo Subianto, whom he narrowly defeated in 2014.

Watch: A lift in ties as PM Modi, Joko Widodo fly kites in Jakarta

PM Modi and Indonesian President Joko Widodo inaugurated the first joint kite exhibition themed on India's epics Ramayana and Mahabharata at the Jakarta's National Monument.

No longer sea-blind

As they respond to a long-ignored maritime imperative, Delhi and Jakarta find an anchor for re-engagement.

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Joko Widodo sworn in as Indonesia's new president

Joko Widodo completed a journey from riverside slum to presidential palace on Monday, cheered through the streets following his inauguration by tens of thousands of ordinary Indonesians.

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Indonesian President condemns Jakarta terror attack

Jakarta, Jan 14 (ANI): Following a series of explosions and gunfire in Jakarta on Thursday, Indonesian President Joko Widodo urged the people to remain calm. Four suspected attackers were found dead. The area has now been secured by the police.