Stories tagged: indonesia
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 1, 2018, 5:51 p.m.
Indonesia will bid to host the 2032 Olympics following the success of the Asian Games held there over the past two weeks, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo said in a surprise …
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 19, 2018, 10:37 p.m.
Multiple strong earthquakes cut power across the Indonesian island of Lombok, toppled buildings and killed at least three people as the tourist hotspot was trying to recover from a temblor …
Sun., Aug. 5, 2018, 12:08 p.m.
A powerful earthquake struck the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok on Sunday, killing at least 39 people and shaking neighboring Bali, one week after another quake on Lombok killed more …
UPDATED: Sat., July 28, 2018, 9:21 p.m.
A shallow, magnitude 6.4 earthquake early Sunday killed at least 10 people and injured 40 on Indonesia’s Lombok Island, a popular tourist destination next to Bali, officials said.
Sun., July 22, 2018, 2:09 p.m.
Cocoa production in the 130-year old industry in Indonesia is set to shrink for the third straight year as farmers switch to other crops and annual per capita consumption of …
Fri., July 13, 2018, 8:24 a.m.
Indonesia’s deeply conservative Muslim province of Aceh on Friday publicly caned 15 people found guilty of violating Shariah law, despite pledging not to carry out the punishment in public.
UPDATED: Sun., June 24, 2018, 9:30 p.m.
Indonesia has identified the suspected location of an overcrowded passenger ferry that sank last week in a deep volcanic crater lake but will need international help to recover the wreckage, …
Thu., June 21, 2018, 10:34 p.m.
Radical cleric Aman Abdurrahman was sentenced to death by an Indonesian court Friday for ordering Islamic State group-affiliated militants to carry out attacks including the January 2016 suicide bombing at …
Tue., June 19, 2018, 9:51 p.m.
Indonesian officials said that 166 people are missing from a ferry sinking early this week at a popular lake on Sumatra, a much higher number than previously believed, as distraught …
Sat., June 16, 2018, 10:56 a.m.
For the second time in barely more than a year, an Indonesian villager has been swallowed whole by a python.
UPDATED: Sun., May 13, 2018, 10:26 p.m.
Coordinated suicide bombings carried out by members of the same family struck three churches in Indonesia’s second-largest city on Sunday, police said, as the world’s most populous Muslim nation recoiled …
UPDATED: Sat., May 12, 2018, 9:20 p.m.
Three attacks including one by a suicide bomber disguised as a churchgoer targeted three churches in Indonesia’s second largest city of Surabaya early Sunday, killing at least nine people and …
Wed., April 18, 2018, 10:34 p.m.
A shallow earthquake in central Indonesia has killed three people and damaged more than 300 homes, disaster officials said Thursday as they declared a two-week emergency for the affected areas.
UPDATED: Wed., March 14, 2018, 11:04 p.m.
The conservative Indonesian province of Aceh known for publicly caning gays, adulterers and gamblers is considering the introduction of beheading as a punishment for murder, a top Islamic law official …
Mon., Feb. 19, 2018, 10:40 a.m.
Four Indonesian farmers and a 13-year-old boy admitted they stabbed, clubbed and shot a critically endangered orangutan at least 130 times with an air gun to protect their pineapple crop, …
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 19, 2018, 7:19 p.m.
Rumbling Mount Sinabung on the Indonesian island of Sumatra shot billowing columns of ash more than 16,400 feet into the atmosphere and hot clouds down its slopes on Monday.
Sun., Feb. 11, 2018, 6 a.m.
Police in Indonesia shot a sword-wielding man who attacked a church congregation during Sunday Mass, injuring four people, including a German priest.
Sat., Feb. 10, 2018, 9:52 p.m.
A packed tourist bus returning from an outing collided with a motorbike and plunged from a hill on Indonesia’s main island of Java after its brakes apparently malfunctioned, killing at …
Wed., Jan. 31, 2018, 5:49 p.m.
Riding a tsunami of moral conservatism and anti-gay prejudice, Indonesia’s Islamic political parties appear on the cusp of a major victory: outlawing all sex outside marriage.
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 15, 2017, 8:55 p.m.
A strong earthquake shook Indonesia’s densely populated Java island on Friday night, killing two people and severely damaging dozens of homes near the epicenter.
Sun., Dec. 3, 2017, 4:51 p.m.
Bali’s glowering Mount Agung has seemingly quieted since hurling huge columns of ash from its crater a week ago, but some villagers on the Indonesian island who survived the catastrophic …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 28, 2017, 6:40 p.m.
An erupting volcano with a deadly history on Indonesia’s Bali, one of the world’s most popular resort islands, has spread drifting ash 4.7 miles into the atmosphere and closed the …
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 27, 2017, 9:15 p.m.
Indonesian authorities ordered 100,000 people to flee Monday from an erupting volcano on Bali that forced the island’s international airport to close, stranding large numbers of travelers.
Sun., Nov. 19, 2017, 8:13 p.m.
Indonesia’s anti-graft commission has arrested the speaker of the country’s Parliament who for weeks evaded questioning over his alleged role in the theft of $170 million of public money.
Thu., Nov. 2, 2017, 12:24 p.m.
A remote population of frizzy-haired orangutans on the Indonesian island of Sumatra seems to be a new species of primate, scientists say.
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 26, 2017, 10:10 p.m.
Investigators Friday were trying to determine the cause of an explosion and fire at a fireworks factory near Indonesia’s capital that killed at least 47 people, mostly young female workers …
Sat., Oct. 21, 2017, 1:09 p.m.
Gunmen launched attacks Saturday near a U.S.-owned gold and copper mine in eastern Indonesia, wounding two policemen and a civilian, police said.
Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 9:23 a.m.
A Roman Catholic bishop in Indonesia has resigned following reports that he had a mistress and siphoned off more than $100,000 in church funds.
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 5, 2017, 8:43 a.m.
The Indonesian military should stay out of politics and remain loyal to the government, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo said Thursday in an apparent rebuke over contentious statements by the country’s …
Fri., Sept. 29, 2017, 9:09 p.m.
Bali’s gently lowing cows, prized for their hardiness and doe-like temperament, won’t become victims of the tropical island’s menacing Mount Agung volcano if villager Wayan Sudarma has any say in …