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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

Virat Kohli
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.

05 Oct 2018

Indonesia quake-tsunami: Last-ditch search for survivors as death-toll crosses 1,500

Search teams made desperate last-ditch efforts today to find survivors, a week on from Indonesia's devastating quake-tsunami that killed more than 1,500 people.

03 Oct 2018

India launches 'Operation Samudra Maitri' to help tsunami-hit Indonesia

India has launched a massive operation to provide assistance to the earthquake-tsunami victims in Indonesia, dispatching two aircraft and three naval ships carrying relief material to the country, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said today.

02 Oct 2018

Indonesia earthquake-tsunami: Rescue ramps up, dozens of students found dead

The bodies of dozens of students have been pulled from the landslide-swamped church in Indonesia's Sulawesi island, officials said as an international effort to help nearly 200,000 increasingly desperate Indonesian quake-tsunami victims ground into gear.

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.

01 Oct 2018

Indonesia quake-tsunami: Mass burials to begin as toll tops 800

Mass graves were being readied today for hundreds of victims of an Indonesian quake-tsunami as authorities battled to stave off diseases and reach desperate people still trapped under shattered buildings.

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.

30 May 2018

Business Roundup: Here are today's top 5 business news

Today the business space remained rocked up with a lot of happenings.

30 May 2018

Narendra Modi
PM Modi begins Indonesia visit; pays homage to martyrs

PM Narendra Modi today began his Indonesia visit by laying a wreath at the Kalibata National Heroes' Cemetery in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, paying homage to martyrs of the country's independence struggle.

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.

02 May 2018

Narendra Modi
PM Modi twice as popular on Facebook as Trump: Study

PM Modi is far ahead of other world leaders, including US President Donald Trump, when it comes to popularity on Facebook, according to a study which said 43.2 million people follow the Indian premier on the social media.

01 Mar 2017

Saudi Arabia
Saudi King arrived with 500 tonnes of luggage in Indonesia

Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud arrived in Indonesia today, the first visit by a Saudi King in over 47 years.

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.

26 Feb 2017

Saudi Arabia
Saudi King embarks on Asian Tour for investments

Saudi Arabia's King Salman will set off on a four-week long Asian tour to promote investment opportunities in Saudi Arabia including a stake sale in Saudi giant, Aramco.

21 Dec 2016

Indonesia's postponed trial for blasphemy begins

Jakarta's governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, known as Ahok, cried in court on the first day of his blasphemy trial.

14 Dec 2016

Jakarta Governor Purnama denies allegations during blasphemy trial

Jakarta's Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama alias Ahok cried denying allegations he insulted Islam, on the first day of the blasphemy trial.