Jakarta set to ban Grindr

Istiqlal Mosque, Jakarta. Indonesia’s balancing act between gay rights and Islam is becoming increasingly problematic. Source: Wikimedia Jakarta looks poised to ban gay-dating apps like Grindr,...

Korean firm blamed over fires

Too little is done to protect Indonesia's rainforest. Source: Flickr Video has emerged of a Korean palm oil company allegedly illegally burning vast areas of...

657 frozen pangolins found on Java

The critically endangered pangolin. Source: Wikimedia   The Jakarta authorities have seized 657 critically endangered pangolins found hidden in freezers and arrested a man suspected of...

HRW slams LGBT legal moves

Gay Muslims in London pride, 2011. Islam has a complex relationship with homosexuality. Source: Wikimedia The Indonesian Constitutional Court will hold its fifth hearing on...

Indonesia calls for tough haze action

Smog has become an annual event in the region. Source: Flickr Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) in Riau on Sumatra has called for...

US ends nine-year flight ban

The tail section of Indonesia AirAsia Flight 8501 which crashed in December 2014. Source: Wikimedia Indonesia's airlines have been cleared to fly to the US, after...

Ukraine and Indonesia deepen ties

Ukraine is Indonesia’s main wheat supplier. Source: Pixabay       Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Indonesia's Joko Widodo have agreed to start consultations on establishing a free-trade...

Taxi apps vie for prized market

Another competitor Ojek UI vs Go-Jek. Motorbikes have helped to dodge Jakarta’s notorious queues. Source: Flickr Indonesia’s motorbike-hailing service Go-Jek has raised funding in excess...

Najib moves to boost Indonesia trade

Indonesia and Malaysia together dominated global production of palm oil. Source: Wikimedia Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak says he wants to double trade with Indonesia...

14 inmates face execution

Nusa Kambangan houses Indonesia’s death row. Source: Wikimedia The UN human rights chief has called on Jakarta to stop the executions of 14 prisoners for...

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