Palm-oil giants attack EU ban

The two dominant palm-oil producers, Indonesia and Malaysia, have criticised the European Union for backing a ban on the product’s use in biofuels. A Malaysian...

Another Papua police death 

An Indonesian police officer was reportedly shot dead in the latest alleged attack by militants near the vast gold and copper Grasberg mine in...

Indonesia orangutan faces extinction as court rejects dam challenge

Indonesian environmentalists have lost a court challenge to a Chinese-backed dam project on Sumatra that could destroy the Batang Toru forest habitat of the...

Indonesia’s Papuan lies continue

Indonesia has opened its Sorong Special Economic Zone (SEZ) on a 524-hectare site in the troubled province of West Papua.  Speaking at the inaugural ceremony,...

Six journalists deported from Papua 

Six Japanese journalists trying to make a documentary have been deported by the Indonesian authorities from the province of Papua.  The team was working for...

Jakarta officials attend radical mosques: study 

Indonesian mosques that host government staff are spreading radicalism and calling for violence against non-Muslims, according to Jakarta’s intelligence agency. The Indonesian State Intelligence Agency...

HRW blames Papua measles on govt

Measles in eastern Indonesia’s Papua province has killed around 100 indigenous children this month although the disease is easily preventable with a safe and...

Indonesia looks to lift FDI restrictions

Indonesia is always in need of foreign investment. Source: Flickr Jakarta is revamping its foreign-investment rules to allow foreign firms to take bigger stakes in...

Jakarta races to count islands 

Indonesia's islands have never been successfully counted, although a 1996 law estimated there were 17,508, but now Jakarta is hoping to get an exact...

Russia denies Indonesia election meddling

Russia has denied any involvement in the Indonesian presidential election, scheduled for April 17, after President Joko Widodo claimed his opponents were using "Russian...

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