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Indonesia passes criminal code banning extra-marital sex

Lawmakers in Indonesia approved changes to the country's criminal code today, introducing a sweeping and controversial legal overhaul.

Indonesia earthquake: 6-yr-old rescued miraculously after 2 days

A six-year-old boy has been pulled from the rubble of a deadly Indonesia earthquake after spending two days trapped under debris without food or water, in a "miracle" rescue..The dramatic rescue captured on camera Wednesday evening revived hopes that survivors could still be pulled alive f

'Digging through rubble to find some clothes'

Survivors of an Indonesian earthquake that killed at least 268 people appealed for food and water Wednesday, as rescuers picked through devastated villages with hopes of finding anyone alive fading..The calls for help came as authorities warned that debris from landslides caused by the str

Deputy head of mission in Indonesia had marijuana in possession, investigation finds

A primary investigation by the foreign ministry has found that Kazi Anarkoly, deputy head of mission in Indonesia, had possessed marijuana at her Jakarta residence.

Indonesia removes palm oil export levy until August 31

Indonesia has scrapped its export levy for all palm oil products until August 31 in a fresh attempt to boost exports and ease high inventories, finance ministry officials said on Saturday, adding the move would not disrupt government revenues.

Bangladeshis may soon be able to live in Bali tax-free and work remotely

Indonesia is thinking about granting remote workers a 'digital nomad visa' that will enable them to reside there tax-free as long as their income originates from abroad.

Indonesia due to restart palm oil export amid uncertainty over rules

Indonesia is due to resume exports of palm oil on Monday after a ban of more than three weeks, but industry traders and companies were awaiting details on accompanying rules to secure domestic supplies of the edible oil to control cooking oil prices.

A Tk 350 investment that birthed a national footballer

“Because my father, who was a farmer, did a lot to empower me to pursue my dreams, I asked him to stop working and rely on me since I am earning handsome amounts by playing football,” Chittagong Abahani midfielder Sohel Rana said as he spoke of his father.

4 killed, 31 missing as fishing boat sinks off Borneo

An Indonesian fishing boat has sunk in waters off South Kalimantan province on Borneo island, with 31 people still missing, media reports cite the country’s search and rescue agency as saying.

February 16, 2019
February 16, 2019

Saudi crown prince postpones Malaysia trip

The pending working visit of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud to Malaysia has been postponed one day before he was due to arrive, Foreign Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Abdullah confirms.

January 14, 2019
January 14, 2019

Lion Air crash: 'Black box' voice recorder found

Indonesian authorities are to download the contents of a cockpit voice recorder (CVR) from a Lion Air jet that crashed more than two months ago, killing all 189 people on board, after it is retrieved from the sea near Jakarta.

September 9, 2018
September 9, 2018

Indonesia removes 3 songbirds from new protected list

The Environment and Forestry Ministry of Indonesia has removed three popular songbirds from the newly revised protected species lists following protests from bird owners.

August 20, 2018
August 20, 2018

Fresh tremor rocks Indonesia's Lombok

A strong 6.3-magnitude earthquake rocked the Indonesian island of Lombok yesterday, triggering landslides, damaging buildings and

June 29, 2018
June 29, 2018

Bali reopens airport after volcano eruption

Bali reopens its international airport today after a volcanic eruption temporarily grounded flights, stranding thousands of tourists on the Indonesian holiday island.

June 21, 2018
June 21, 2018

3 killed in Indonesia ferry capsize

The captain and two crew of an overloaded Indonesian ferry that sank into the depths of a volcanic lake is detained for questioning over the deadly disaster, police say.

June 19, 2018
June 19, 2018

128 missing in ferry disaster in Indonesia

The search for victims of a ferry that sank in the lake of an ancient super volcano crater in Indonesia will resume tomorrow with divers and an underwater drone to scour the depths for at least 128 missing passengers.

May 14, 2018
May 14, 2018

‘2 suicide bombers blow themselves up at Indonesian police HQ’

Two militants on a motorcycle blew themselves up at a police headquarters in Indonesia's second city Surabaya on Monday, wounding at least 10 people including officers, authorities said, a day after a deadly wave of suicide bombings hit churches.

May 13, 2018
May 13, 2018

‘One family’ behind Indonesia blast

A family of six launches suicide attacks on Christians attending Sunday services at three churches in Indonesia's second-largest city of Surabaya, killing at least 13 people and wounding 40, officials say.

May 11, 2018
May 11, 2018

Indonesian Java volcano eruption closes flights

Indonesian authorities orders people living near a volcano to leave their homes on Friday and a major city closes its airport after the 5,500 metre (18,000 ft) peak send a column of steam and ash into the sky.