Joko Widodo: News

07 Sep 2023

Narendra Modi

ASEAN-India Summit: Modi says '21st century belongs to Asia'

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Indonesia on Thursday to take part in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)-India and East Asia summits.

20 Jan 2022

Climate Change

Why is Indonesia shifting capital from Jakarta to Nusantara?

Indonesia is planning to relocate its capital city from Jakarta to East Kalimantan and name it Nusantara.

07 Apr 2021


Indonesia landslides: Death toll rises to 126, dozens missing

The death toll from mudslides in eastern Indonesia has risen to 126 with scores still missing, officials said Wednesday, as the rain continued to pound the region and hamper the search.

16 Jan 2021


Damaged roads, lack of gear hinder Indonesia earthquake rescue

Damaged roads, bridges, power blackouts, and lack of heavy equipment on Saturday hampered Indonesia's rescuers after a 6.2 magnitude earthquake left at least 42 dead and hundreds injured on Sulawesi island.

13 Jan 2021


Indonesia starts COVID-19 vaccination drive with President Widodo

Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Wednesday received the first shot of a China-made COVID-19 vaccine after Indonesia approved it for emergency use and began efforts to vaccinate millions of citizens.

Indonesian woman jailed for exposing boss' harassment. What?

People often shift the onus of sexual misconduct onto the victim, demanding explanations, justifications, and action.

21 Mar 2019

Saudi Arabia

Indonesia: Five unmarried couples whipped for 'amorous' activities, hundreds watch

Hundreds of spectators gathered outside a mosque in Banda-Aceh, as five unmarried couples got whipped by a masked sharia officer.

06 Dec 2018

Narendra Modi

PM Modi is the most followed world leader on Instagram

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, known to be a charming and influential personality among the world leaders, has emerged as the most popular global leader on Instagram with 15.5 million followers.

02 Oct 2018


Indonesia: Toll after devastating earthquake and tsunami climbs to 1,234

The death toll after earthquake and tsunami hit the Indonesian island of Sulawesi has climbed to 1,234, the national disaster mitigation agency confirmed on Tuesday.

02 Jun 2018


PM Modi leaves for India after wrapping up 3-nation tour

PM Narendra Modi has left for India after concluding his significant and successful three-nation visit to Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore.

14 May 2018


Indonesia: Suicide bombers attack police headquarters; 10 people injured

Two militants on a motorcycle blew themselves up at a police headquarters in Indonesia's second city Surabaya today, wounding at least 10 people including four police officers, authorities said, a day after a deadly wave of suicide bombings hit churches.

28 Feb 2017


Indonesia, Australia restore military ties

Indonesia and Australia restored full military ties weeks after Indonesia cut off all cooperation with Australian defence forces.