US death tied to Jakarta scandal

An American witness in a US$173 million Indonesian corruption probe linked to a national electronic identity card system reportedly told witness-protection officials he was...

Teo hopes to deepen Indonesia ties 

Singapore is committed to long-term ties with Indonesia and is working to ensure that the agenda for the Leaders' Retreat on September 7 will...

Javans target giant Chinese statue 

A 30-metre statue (pictured) of a Chinese deity was covered with an enormous sheet in East Java Province, after Indonesian Muslims threatened to destroy...

Papua police chief sacked over killing

A police chief in troubled Indonesian Papua has reportedly been demoted following last week's fatal shooting in Deiyai Regency. Yulianus Pigai, 28, died and up...

Jakarta to swap coffee for jets

Indonesia says it will exchange coffee, palm oil and other goods for 11 Russian Sukhoi fighter jets, calling US and European sanctions against Moscow...

Google agrees to censor for Jakarta

Indonesia and Google have signed an agreement to step up monitoring of content on YouTube after Jakarta complained about the misuse of social media...

Indonesian jailed for treating dying wife

An Indonesian man who grew cannabis to ease his terminally ill wife's pain has been jailed for eight months, his lawyer said. Fidelis Ari Sudarwoto,...

Borneo fires on rise 

Indonesia has detected a growing number of wild fires as dry weather continues. The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) said satellite pictures showed there were...

Indonesia drug crisis world’s ‘worst’

Indonesia's anti-drugs boss has improbably claimed the archipelago has the "biggest" illicit narcotics market in the world, claiming that 72 international drug syndicates were...

Shoot drug suspects: Widodo 

Indonesian President Joko Widodo has told his police to shoot suspected drug dealers to battle an "emergency" in the archipelago. He spoke after police seized...

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The Thai economy expanded at its fastest rate in four years during the second quarter of 2017, exceeding forecasts. The growth was partly fuelled...

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