Quake hits Java

A strong earthquake rocked the crowded Indonesian island of Java on Friday night, killing two people and severely damaging several buildings.  The magnitude 6.5 quake...

BP to expand in Indonesia 

Oil giant BP is hoping to open around 350 petrol stations and convenience stores in Indonesia over the next decade, teaming up with Indonesian...

Jakarta to buy out mine

The Indonesian government plans to acquire Rio Tinto’s 40-per-cent participating interest in the huge Grasberg copper mine in the unstable province of Papua.  It is...

Jakarta offers second tax amnesty 

To address Indonesia’s revenue shortfalls, the government is giving taxpayers another opportunity to report previously hidden assets as lower-than-expected growth hits the state income....

Fugitive Speaker found in hospital

The Speaker of Indonesia’s lower house has been arrested after spending a few days “missing” while his house was raided, he crashed his car...

Another Papua police death 

An Indonesian police officer was reportedly shot dead in the latest alleged attack by militants near the vast gold and copper Grasberg mine in...

Java museum removes Hitler model 

A visual effects “museum” in Indonesia that encouraged visitors to take selfies with a wax model of Hitler against a backdrop of the Auschwitz...

No Grasberg hostages: rebel

A militant separatist group in Indonesian Papua has disputed police claims that it is holding villagers hostage during an armed standoff near the giant...

Study points to Java’s Islamist youth

One in five students in further and higher education in Java support the establishment of an Indonesian caliphate instead of a secular government, according...

Indonesia steps up boat sinkings 

On Sunday Indonesia sunk another 17 foreign vessels alleged to have been fishing in its waters as part of the archipelago’s war on illegal...

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