Category Archives: JAKARTA, Indonesia

Indonesian police beef up security ahead of election results

Indonesia has deployed 32,000 security personnel in the capital, Jakarta, after warnings of a possible militant attack during the official announcement of presidential election results next week. Continue reading

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Inmates riot, set fire at prison in western Indonesia

Security forces have retaken control of a prison in western Indonesia following a riot. Continue reading

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Indonesia police arrest 9 suspects ahead of election results

Indonesian police say they have arrested nine suspected militants following a tipoff about a possible attack during the announcement of presidential election results next week. Continue reading

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Indonesia sinks 51 foreign boats to fight against poaching

Indonesian authorities have resumed their tough stance against illegal fishing in the country’s water by sinking 51 foreign ships. Continue reading

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Indonesia jails Polish tourist who met Papuan activists

A Polish tourist has been sentenced to five years prison in Indonesia for treason after meeting with Papuan independence supporters. Continue reading

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Indonesia floods kill at least 19, thousands displaced

Indonesia’s disaster agency says floods and landslides from torrential rains have killed at least 19 people and displaced thousands in the past few days. Continue reading

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Indonesia detains 12 fishermen after sea clash with Vietnam

Indonesia’s navy says one of its patrol boats was rammed by two Vietnamese coast guard ships after intercepting an alleged illegal fishing boat. Continue reading

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Papuans challenge Indonesian rule at country’s highest court

Lawyers are challenging Indonesia’s incorporation of the volatile Papua region into its territory in 1969 with a judicial review at the country’s highest court. Continue reading

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Indonesia president has big poll lead as election nears

Opinion surveys two weeks ahead of presidential and legislative elections in the world’s third-largest democracy show Indonesian President Joko Widodo and his ruling coalition maintaining a large lead over the rival camp. Continue reading

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