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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

Indonesia pledges probe after Papuans protest treatment of students

Indonesian authorities on Monday pledged a "complete and fair" investigation after violent protests in several cities in Papua in response to claims of racist abuse and physical mistreatment of..
Reuters - Published

Police regain control in Indonesia's Papua region after protests

Indonesia's police chief said on Monday that authorities in the easternmost Papua region were regaining control after protesters set fire to tires and torched a local parliament building over the..
Reuters - Published

Indonesia protesters torch town hall in Papua over student detentions

Protesters in Indonesia's easternmost province of Papua set fire to tires and torched a local parliament building on Monday after a demonstration against the recent detention of scores of Papuan..
Reuters - Published

Indonesian police shoot suspected militant after officer slashed

A suspected Islamic militant has launched an attack on an Indonesian police station in the country's second-biggest city, slashing one officer with a sickle, before being shot and taken into custody,..
Reuters - Published

Indonesia president proposes to move capital to Borneo

Indonesia's president on Friday proposed to move the capital from Jakarta, a crowded, polluted city of 10 million people, to the island of Borneo, though he left Indonesians guessing as to the exact..
Reuters - Published

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