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1 January 2017 16:59

  At least 23 people have been killed in a fire that erupted under yet-unknown circumstances on a ferry near the Indonesian capital, Jakarta. The vessel was carrying 100 people from Jakarta’s port of Muara Angke to Tidung, a resort island in the Kepulauan Seribu chain located off the Indonesian capital, when it caught fire on Sunday. Seply Madreto, an official from the...

19 December 2016 7:57

  Police in Indonesia have reportedly arrested at least 200 people ahead of an independence protest in the country’s restive province of West Papua. A lawyer for Papuan independence activist Filep Karma said the people had been arrested over the past week after they applied to take part in the demonstration organized for Monday. The protest is scheduled to mark the 55th anniversary...

18 December 2016 14:38

  A military aircraft has crashed in Indonesia’s easternmost region, leaving all 13 people on board dead. According to Indonesian officials, the incident occurred early on Sunday when the Hercules C-130 plane was on a training mission, carrying three pilots and 10 military personnel from the city of Timika in the remote eastern province of Papua to the town of Wamena. The plane...

15 December 2016 10:33

  “We believe that Muslim countries should reinforce each other and avoid division against the wishes of enemies,” Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Sayyed Imam Ali Khamenei said in a meeting with Indonesian President Joko Widodo in Tehran on Wednesday. The Leader of the Islamic Revolution complained that the low level of economic exchanges between Iran and Indonesia was not proportionate to the great...

14 December 2016 12:40

  President Hassan Rouhani says cooperation between Iran and Indonesia can contribute to the security of the region and the Muslim world in general. Rouhani made the remarks on Wednesday in Tehran at a joint press conference with his visiting Indonesian counterpar, Joko Widodo, after holding a bilateral meeting. The visit by the Indonesian leader, who is in the Iranian capital at...

8 December 2016 11:09

  Officials in Indonesia have appealed for urgent medical help after a massive earthquake that devastated the western part of the country, killed nearly 100 people, and wounded hundreds more. The 6.5-magnitude seismic activity occurred off the coast of the regency of Pidie Jaya in Aceh Province on the Indonesian island of Sumatra at a depth of 17.2 kilometers on Wednesday. According to...

7 December 2016 10:21

  A strong earthquake has rocked northern Indonesia leaving as many as 54 people dead and over 70 injured . The 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck the province of Aceh in the early hours of Wednesday, causing many buildings to collapse and prompting people to run outdoors in panic. Reports say several people are still trapped alive inside buildings. The casualty count is expected to...

6 December 2016 10:33

  Indonesian police have made more mass arrests on West Papuans who last week protested for self-determination in Jakarta. Over two hundred people were arrested in Jakarta last week at a rally to mark the anniversary of the first raising of the banned Papuan nationalist symbol, the Morning Star flag, Radio New Zealand reported. A public interest lawyer who was present, Veronica Koman,...

3 December 2016 15:48

  An Indonesian police aircraft with 13 people on board has gone missing during a flight to the island of Batam near Singapore and is believed to have crashed, officials say. The plane, with five crew members and eight passengers, lost contact with air traffic controllers Saturday morning about 50 minutes after taking off from Bangka island off the southeast coast of...

2 December 2016 15:55

  Some 200,000 Indonesians have taken to the streets in Jakarta in a second, major protest rally against the governor of the capital . They gathered in Jakarta’s National Monument park on Friday, calling for the arrest of Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, a who is being prosecuted as a suspect in a blasphemy case. President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, who is a political ally of the...

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