Indonesia frees militant leader Abu Bakar Bashir

Indonesia freed from prison the spiritual leader of al-Qaeda-linked group Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) after serving two-thirds of his 15-year sentence. Abu Bakar Bashir, 82, was...

Indonesia to vaccinate population starting next week

Indonesia is set to begin next week its mass vaccination program, with President Joko Widodo receiving the first jab, according to a report by...

Indonesia launches $3-billion Patimban seaport

Indonesian President Joko Widodo inaugurated over the weekend the $3.07-billion Patimban seaport—one of the government’s priority infrastructure projects—paving the way for a boost in...

‘More carriers in the doldrums amid low travel demand’

More airlines were expected to go bankrupt this year as sales remained severely dampened by the weak travel volume. According to a report by The...

Hyundai to produce e-vehicles at Indonesian plant

South Korean car-maker Hyundai Motor Company was set to produce electric vehicles (EV) in Indonesia by 2022 as the country plans to manufacture batteries...

RCEP—world’s largest free-trade pact—’signed’

Fifteen countries spanning the Asia Pacific region have officially inked the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) which promises to create a vast free trade...

Hundreds rescued as Indonesia’s Merapi spews ash

Hundreds of Indonesians were forced to evacuate following an increased volcanic activity from Mount Merapi. This after Yogyakarta’s Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation Center head...

Moody’s: Borrowers to face debt shock next year

Governments and corporations accumulating a significant amount of debt to combat the effects of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) are bound to shell out...

ADB vows two-fold funding support for Indonesia

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has committed to double its funding subsidy to Indonesia in a bid to support its economic recovery amid the...

The pandemic teaches us creativity and to appreciate life in a simpler way

The global pandemic did not just rob people to live life the way it used to be, but it also dampened global economies, shattered...

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