Indonesia to beef up security for Christmas holidays

The Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta. More than 80 per cent of Indonesians are Muslims, but the government official recognises five other religions. Photo: Michael J. Lowe/Wikimedia...

Fires twice as expensive as 2004 tsunami: World Bank

Indonesia is still paying the price for this year's fires. Source: Flickr by mararie Indonesia's forest fires and the so-called haze it caused this year have...

Unesco names Singapore and Bandung as Creative Cities of Design

Unesco director-general Irina Bokova. Photo: UNESCO/Michel Ravassard/Wikimedia Commons.   Singapore has been named a Creative City of Design by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation...

Indonesia quiet ahead of elections

Politics in Depok is being dominated by coalition deals. Source: Wikimedia Indonesians will vote in the country's first simultaneous local elections on Wednesday (December 9)....

AirAsia crash blamed on technical fault

An Indonesia AirAsia Airbus A320-200 at Singapore Changi International Airport. Source: Flickr The Indonesia AirAsia crash off the Indonesian coast last year was a result...

Report due on AirAsia crash

The Airbus A320: Source: Wikimedia Indonesia is set to release the findings of its probe into last year's Indonesia AirAsia plane crash, the first official...

Indonesia leaves Malaysia behind in biodiesel production

Indonesia's vehicles will soon by running on a little more palm oil Jakarta is committed to push for higher production and consumption of biodiesel, to...

Jakarta suspends death sentence

Kerobokan Prison in Bali, where drug smugglers have been held. Photo: Wikimedia Commons Indonesia has suspended the execution of death-row prisoners, the archipelago’s top security...

Indonesia and Australia hope to forge trade deal

Trade Minister Andrew Robb. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. Australia says it will prioritise signing a trade agreement with Indonesia in the hope that the deal will be...

Turnbull tries to rebuild Indonesia relations

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull Australia's new prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, made a half-day visit to Indonesia on Thursday to hold talks with President Joko...

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