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...

Papua mine talks still deadlocked 

Freeport-McMoran is encouraged by talks over its giant Grasberg copper and gold mine in Indonesian Papua, according to chief executive Richard Adkerson said. While conceding...

Jakarta snub shakes US relations 

Washington has apologised to the chief of Indonesia's military after he was denied entry to the country at the weekend, despite having an invitation...

US knew about slaughter: files

The US knew that civilians were being "delivered for slaughter" and did nothing during Indonesia’s 1965-66 anti-Communist massacres, declassified documents have revealed. Between 500,000 and...

Indonesia probes Guernsey assets

Indonesia says it is investigating reports that US$1.4 billion held by Standard Chartered in Guernsey, mainly on behalf of Indonesian clients, was transferred to...

Another gay raid in Jakarta 

Indonesian police have arrested 58 people, including eight foreigners, at a Jakarta sauna popular with gay men, pointing to a further erosion of tolerance...

UN body rejects Papuan appeal 

The UN’s decolonisation committee says it will not accept a petition signed by 1.8 million Papuans, calling for independence from Indonesia, saying the cause...

Fake threat hides slaughter  

The threat of communism still grips Indonesia, despite the fact the movement was crushed in appalling massacres 52 years ago.  Allegedly Communist members of Indonesia's...

UN called to act over Papua

The UN has been accused by Melanesian leaders of ignoring human rights abuses in the unstable Indonesian province of Papua and demanded global support...

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Swiss move to ban palm-oil exports 

The regional parliament of Geneva in Switzerland has passed a resolution to exclude palm oil from free-trade talks with Indonesia and Malaysia. Five other...

Three bombs rock Sittwe

Three pre-dawn bombs exploded in Rakhine State’s troubled capital Sittwe, including one in the compound of the state government secretary's home, although no deaths...

Tourism survives Rohingya crisis 

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