Indonesia busts Instagram ‘baby sales’

The authorities in Surabaya (pictured), Indonesia's second-largest city, say they have broken up an operation selling babies on Instagram under the guise of an...

Sulawesi relief hampered by fake news

Indonesia is struggling with fake reports of further quakes and the imminent collapse of dams are causing unnecessary extra disruption on Sulawesi after last...

Indonesia set for high-stakes campaign

The presidential race in Indonesia is expected to start this weekend with both President Joko Widodo (pictured) and Islamist former general Prabowo Subianto due...

Unmarried diners banned in Aceh

A district in Aceh has banned Indonesian women and men from eating together unless they are related or married. The sharia-run region on the northwest...

Indonesia hunts ‘halal’ measles jab

An Indonesian pharmaceutical manufacturer has said it is trying to design a "halal" measles-rubella vaccine amid concerns that Muslim parents might refuse to inoculate...

Mother jailed for mosque remark

An ethnic-Chinese woman in Indonesia whose supposed complaint about the volume of a mosque loudspeaker triggered a riot in the northern Sumatran town of...

Anger at Asean WWII wreck looting  

The UK government is investigating claims of illegal plundering of Second World War battleships that were sunk by Japan in its conquest of Malaya...

Jokowi boosts budget ahead of vote

Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo's draft state budget for next year promises handouts as he seeks a second term in the 2019 presidential election. The draft...

Jakarta drops 25cm per year: study

Jakarta has 10 million residents and the Indonesian capital is the fastest-sinking city in the world with parts expected to be underwater by 2050,...

Poor equipment hampers Lombok rescue

About 20,000 people have been moved to unaffected areas of the Indonesian island of Lombok since the 6.9-magnitude quake on Sunday left 98 dead,...

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