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Indonesia: Republic in Southeast Asia
Indonesia, officially the Republic of Indonesia, is a country in Southeast Asia, between the Indian and Pacific oceans. It is the world's largest island country, with more than seventeen thousand islands, and at 1,904,569 square kilometres, the 14th largest by land area and 7th in the combined sea and land area. With over 261 million people, it is the world's 4th most populous country as well as the most populous Muslim-majority country. Java, the world's most populous island, is home to more than half of the country's population.

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Indonesia's ragtag firefighters on frontline of Borneo's forest blazes

From soon after sunrise, a group of volunteers gathers every day on Indonesia's portion of Borneo island to throw themselves into the desperate fight against the worst forest fires in years.
Reuters - Published

Indonesia shelves vote on penal code criminalizing extramarital sex

Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Friday ordered a delay in a parliamentary vote on a new penal code criminalizing sex outside marriage and same-sex relations, which has been criticized by rights..
Reuters - Published

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Indonesia's president inspects burnt forests and consequences of the smoke [Video]Indonesia's president inspects burnt forests and consequences of the smoke

Indonesia and neighbouring countries in Southeast Asia are regularly hit by smoky haze from slash-and-burn clearances of forests for timber and palm oil plantations.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:50Published

Haze blankets Kuala Lumpur, Singapore as fires rage in Indonesia [Video]Haze blankets Kuala Lumpur, Singapore as fires rage in Indonesia

Transboundary haze from Indonesia's Sumatra island cited for rising pollution index in Malaysia and Singapore.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:20Published

Refugees families in Indonesia left in limbo [Video]Refugees families in Indonesia left in limbo

Indonesia is home to 14,000 refugees and asylum seekers but is not a signatory to the 1951 UN Refugee Convention.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:41Published

Indonesia's decision to move capital to Borneo raises concerns [Video]Indonesia's decision to move capital to Borneo raises concerns

While plans are still in their early stages, the first construction is expected to be completed by 2024.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:43Published

Watch: Hijab but no helmet for this Indonesian Wall of Death stunt rider [Video]Watch: Hijab but no helmet for this Indonesian Wall of Death stunt rider

Devi Apriliyani wants to show women in conservative Indonesia that they can do anything men can do.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:20Published

Indonesian students invent pinger to find quake victims [Video]Indonesian students invent pinger to find quake victims

A device the size of a credit card has been invented by Indonesian students that could save lives after an earthquake. Joe Davies reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:33Published

Indonesia protests: Government appeals for calm in Papua [Video]Indonesia protests: Government appeals for calm in Papua

Grievances over discrimination have been further inflamed by concerns that Papuans have not benefited from the wealth generated by the region's minerals.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:38Published

U.S. sails disputed waters amid China tensions [Video]U.S. sails disputed waters amid China tensions

A U.S. Navy destroyer sailed near islands claimed by China in the South China Sea on Wednesday, the U.S. military said, a move likely to anger Beijing at a time of rising tensions between the world's..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:27Published

Villagers lose out in plan to save Komodo dragon [Video]Villagers lose out in plan to save Komodo dragon

Following a boom in tourism, Indonesia has decided to close Komodo island to the public next year to allow for the recovery of the world's largest lizard and its habitat. But part of that effort means..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:50Published

Indonesian coffee farmers struggle as prices hit 8-year low [Video]Indonesian coffee farmers struggle as prices hit 8-year low

The world’s third-largest growers of the Robusta variety of coffee beans say they will go bankrupt if prices do not improve.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:20Published

Indonesia deploys troops to West Papua as protests spread [Video]Indonesia deploys troops to West Papua as protests spread

At least 300 troops arrive in Manokwari as protests spread with reports of a prison break and airport attack in Sorong.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:56Published

Indonesia's West Papua protests turn violent [Video]Indonesia's West Papua protests turn violent

Public facilities are burned and roads blocked over alleged police abuses against ethnic minority group.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:13Published

Quite A Morning: Man Commits 10 Felonies In 30 Minutes In 1 Block [Video]Quite A Morning: Man Commits 10 Felonies In 30 Minutes In 1 Block

An alleged felon is making headlines after he was charged with 10 felonies and 2 misdemeanors over less than 30 minutes. Not only that, Newser reports the 29-year-old man did it in a one-block radius..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:44Published

Indonesia has plans to move capital from sinking Jakarta to Borneo [Video]Indonesia has plans to move capital from sinking Jakarta to Borneo

The move comes because the current capital Jakarta is sinking - with some 40% of its 10 million population now living below sea level.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:43Published

French 'Spiderman' hangs peace banner in Hong Kong [Video]French 'Spiderman' hangs peace banner in Hong Kong

French "Spiderman" climber Alain Robert on Friday scaled up Hong Kong's Cheung Kong Center and unfurled a banner with "a message of peace", as the territory geared up for further mass pro-democracy..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:18Published

'Asinine': Trump Jr denies conflict over resorts [Video]'Asinine': Trump Jr denies conflict over resorts

Amid rising trade tensions between the Washington and Jakarta, the Trump Organization is partnering with an Indonesian firm to develop two luxury resorts. David Doyle reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:32Published

Indonesian man walks backwards for 435 miles to save the forests [Video]Indonesian man walks backwards for 435 miles to save the forests

An Indonesian man has embarked on a task of walking backwards for more than 435 miles. He hopes to raise awareness for the devastation left by deforestation in his journey to Jakarta, and get a..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:47Published

Tsunami warning after strong quake near Indonesia [Video]Tsunami warning after strong quake near Indonesia

A magnitude 6.8 earthquake has struck Indonesia, triggering a tsunami warning that was later lifted. Joe Davies reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:53Published

Oil spill spoils Indonesian beaches, major cleanup operation on [Video]Oil spill spoils Indonesian beaches, major cleanup operation on

It is the second potential environmental catastrophe for the company in just over a year.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:04Published

 

Indonesia president orders delay in vote on criticized criminal code

Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Friday ordered a delay in a parliamentary vote on revisions to the criminal code, which has been criticized by rights groups as an assault on basic freedoms.
Reuters - Published

Indonesia says three killed in shootout with Papua separatists

Three civilians, including a toddler, have been killed and four wounded after a shootout between Indonesian security forces and armed separatists in the country's easternmost Papua area, a military..
Reuters - Published

Indonesia to publish final report on Lion Air crash in November

The final report on the crash of a Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX jet that killed 189 people last year will be published in the first half of November, Indonesia's civil aviation authority said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Indonesia raises minimum age for brides to end child marriage

Indonesia's parliament has revised the country's marriage law to lift the minimum age at which women can marry by three years to 19, a move welcomed by campaigners as a step toward curbing child..
Reuters - Published

Indonesia revises law to put checks on anti-graft agency, sparks protests

Indonesia's parliament on Tuesday approved changes to a law governing the country's anti-corruption agency, sparking alarm among activists who say revisions that include curbing its freedom to wiretap..
Reuters - Published

Indonesia passes revisions to law on anti-graft agency

Indonesia's parliament voted unanimously on Tuesday to approve changes to a law governing the country's anti-graft agency, which activists fear could undermine its powers to tackle corruption.
Reuters - Published

Blast at Indonesian police warehouse holding World War Two munitions

An explosion went off on Saturday in an Indonesian police evidence warehouse containing munitions dating from World War Two, injuring one officer and prompting the evacuation of nearby residents,..
Reuters - Published

Indonesia says some forest fires started on Malaysian-controlled land

Indonesia said on Friday some forest fires in its territory had started on land used by subsidiaries of Malaysian companies, as the two neighbours traded blame for blazes that have spread haze across..
Reuters - Published

Indonesia president denies compromising fight against graft

President Joko Widodo told Indonesians on Friday he would not compromise in the fight against graft, amid concerns over the officer picked to head the anti-corruption agency and proposed changes..
Reuters - Published

Indonesia blames Malaysian companies for some forest fires

Indonesia on Friday blamed four Malaysian companies, including the world's biggest producer of sustainable palm oil, for causing some of the forest fires within its borders, in an escalating row..
Reuters - Published

Indonesia's Habibie, president during transition to democracy, dies at 83

Thousands of people gathered in the Indonesian capital Jakarta on Thursday to mourn the death of former president B.J. Habibie, who came to power as the nation endured a turbulent transition to..
Reuters - Published

Malaysian PM to write to Indonesia's leader as row over haze flares

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad is writing to Indonesia's leader to raise his concern about cross-border haze, Malaysia's environment minister said on Thursday, as a row over smoke from..
Reuters - Published

Thousands pray for rain in Indonesia as forests go up in smoke

Thousands of Indonesians prayed for rain in haze-hit towns on the islands of Sumatra and Borneo on Wednesday, as forest fires raged at the height of the dry season, the state Antara news agency..
Reuters - Published

Indonesia names former trader graft suspect in 'oil mafia' probe

Indonesia's Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) on Tuesday named a former managing director of the trading arm of state energy company PT Pertamina [PERTM.UL] a suspect in a graft case linked to..
Reuters - Published

Malaysia sends half a million face masks to haze-hit state, shuts schools

Malaysia sent half a million face masks to the eastern state of Sarawak and closed more than 400 schools there on Tuesday as a haze spread from forest fires in neighboring Indonesia, officials said.
Reuters - Published

Indonesian police say exiled separatist fomenting Papua unrest, 85 arrested

Police in Papua have arrested 85 suspects since ethnic unrest erupted in Indonesia's easternmost region in mid-August, a spokesman said, accusing a separatist leader based in Britain of fomenting..
Reuters - Published

Indonesia police vow to hunt down separatists blamed for Papua unrest

Indonesian police on Thursday vowed to hunt down separatists blamed for violent protests in the region of Papua, as the government partially lifted an internet blackout imposed in the easternmost area..
Reuters - Published

Indonesia restores internet access in parts of restive Papua region

Indonesia has partially lifted an internet blackout imposed following civil unrest in the country's easternmost region of Papua, but is yet to restore access in areas where the most violent protests..
Reuters - Published

Indonesian rights lawyer named suspect after sharing posts on Papua

Indonesian police on Wednesday named a prominent human rights lawyer and activist a suspect in connection with Twitter posts about an incident that triggered unrest in Papua, drawing condemnation..
Reuters - Published

Sleepy to sleepless? Indonesia's future capital in the forest

By day, the unforgiving sun glares off the road beside Ipah's wooden home with blinding brightness as a passing motorbike stirs a swirl of dust.
Reuters - Published

Indonesian students invent pinger to find quake victims

It's the size of a credit card and about as slim.
Reuters - Published

Indonesian police ban violent protests, separatism in Papua

Indonesian police have banned violent demonstrations and speeches promoting separatism in the easternmost region of Papua, which had been rocked by protests for two weeks, the state news agency Antara..
Reuters - Published

Indonesia arrests dozens for Papua protests that set buildings afire

Indonesian police have arrested dozens of people in the easternmost region of Papua following protests last week in which buildings were set ablaze, a police spokesman said on Sunday.
Reuters - Published

Indonesia urges calm in Papua after two weeks of protests

Indonesia's chief security minister on Friday urged calm in the easternmost region of Papua after two weeks of sometimes violent protests, saying demonstrators' demands for an investigation into racism..
Reuters - Published

Violent protest erupts in capital of Indonesia's Papua

Protesters in Indonesia's easternmost region of Papua set buildings ablaze on Thursday, forcing the state power firm to cut off electricity in parts of the provincial capital of Jayapura, state media..
Reuters - Published

Indonesia pledges $40 billion to modernize Jakarta ahead of new capital: minister

The Indonesian government is not abandoning Jakarta after announcing plans to move the country's capital, its planning minister said, pledging to spend $40 billion to save the slowly sinking city in..
Reuters - Published

Explainer: Deepening unrest in Indonesia's Papua

Indonesia's easternmost provinces of Papua and West Papua on the island of New Guinea - collectively known as Papua - have been racked by civil unrest for almost two weeks.
Reuters - Published

The Amazon, Siberia, Indonesia: A World of Fire

The growing intensity of wildfires and their spread to new corners of the globe raises fears that climate change is exacerbating the dangers.
NYTimes.com - Published

Shooting at protest in Indonesia's Papua, police say three dead

Shooting broke out at a protest in Indonesia's easternmost province of Papua on Wednesday, and police there said that one soldier and two protesters had been killed.
Reuters - Published

Six killed as Indonesian forces fire on Papua protesters: resident

Security forces opened fire on protesters in Indonesia's easternmost province of Papua on Wednesday, killing six people in a clash at a government office in the Deiyai region, a resident and a website..
Reuters - Published

Ground shifts in Indonesia's economy as conservative Islam takes root

Arie Untung, a former video jockey for the Indonesian offshoot of MTV, says he used to drink alcohol regularly and - back then - was a jeans-clad, spiky-haired rocker who was only a nominal Muslim.
Reuters - Published

Tulsi Gabbard to report for active duty in Indonesia for 2 weeks

The Hawaiian congresswoman spoke with CBSN's Caitlin Huey-Burns on decision to leave the campaign trail and report for duty
CBS News - Published

Protests in Indonesia's Papua spotlight demand for independence referendum

Thousands of Papuans staged another series of rallies on Monday in several towns of Indonesia's easternmost region, after protests that erupted last week over perceived ethnic discrimination provoked..
Reuters - Published

Indonesia unveils site of new capital on Borneo island

Indonesia on Monday revealed the long-awaited site for its new $33-billion capital on the forested island of Borneo to replace the crowded, polluted megacity of Jakarta, which is slowly sinking into..
Reuters - Published

Indonesia picks area on Borneo island as site of new capital: president

Indonesia's president on Monday announced the capital would be moved to an area that forms part of the North Penajam Paser and Kutai Kartanegara regions in its province of East Kalimantan, on the..
Reuters - Published

Rescuers confirm three killed, 300 evacuated after Indonesian ferry fire

Indonesian rescuers found three people dead and evacuated 300 from the blazing wreckage of a ferry off the coast of Java island, an official said on Saturday, significantly more than were originally..
Reuters - Published

Rescuers hunt for 30 missing after Indonesian ferry catches fire

Indonesian rescuers searched on Friday for 30 people missing from the blazing wreckage of a ferry off the coast of Java island.
Reuters - Published

Rights group, journalists press Indonesian government to lift internet curb in restive Papua

Rights group and journalists slammed the Indonesian government's move to block internet access in its easternmost region of Papua on Friday, saying it made reporting events there difficult after..
Reuters - Published

Indonesia picks East Kalimantan province for new capital: media

Indonesia will build a new capital in the province of East Kalimantan on Borneo island, media cited land planning minister Sofyan Djalil as saying on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Indonesia arrests 34, blocks internet in Papua to curb protests

Indonesia has arrested 34 people and cut internet access in its easternmost region of Papua to rein in violence after protesters torched buildings, a market and a prison over mistreatment of students..
Reuters - Published

Indonesia chief security minister to fly to Papua as fresh protests erupt

Indonesia's chief security minister said he will fly to Papua late on Wednesday after violent protests, including stone-throwing and the torching of some buildings, spread to more towns in the..
Reuters - Published

Fresh protests in Indonesia's Papua as extra police arrive

Rallies erupted in more towns in Indonesia's Papua on Wednesday, with protesters setting fire to a market and throwing stones at buildings following a spate of demonstrations in the easternmost area..
Reuters - Published

Indonesia sends more police to Papua, curbs internet speed amid tension

Indonesia sent 200 more police officers to Papua on Tuesday and reined in internet speeds to "prevent hoaxes from spreading" as civil unrest persisted in some parts of the country's easternmost area,..
Reuters - Published

Indonesia president urges calm after violent protests in Papua cities

Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Monday sought to ease tension after violent protests in several cities in Papua in response to claims of racist abuse and physical mistreatment of students from the..
Reuters - Published

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