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Terror attacks loom as Indonesian trio vie for IS glory

Jakarta - A power struggle among three Indonesian-born Islamic State militants in Syria could have a violent ripple effect in Southeast Asia, senior police warn, as a deadly game of one-upmanship threatens to cause more Jakarta-style attacks.

Rights groups rap treatment of Indonesian sect members

Jakarta - Indonesia has relocated more than 1,500 members of a controversial sect from their village "for their own safety", an official said Wednesday, but rights groups described their treatment as religious persecution.

Indonesian birds on the brink as forests plundered

Bogor - Barely a few days old, perched on a nest of twigs inside an incubator, a newborn Indonesian songbird -- cherished for its melodious chirp -- tweets weakly as a tiny metallic ring is attached to its leg.

More than 1,200 flee as Indonesia volcano spews ash, gas

Kupang - More than 1,200 people have been evacuated from their homes to escape a gurgling volcano in eastern Indonesia spewing clouds of ash and toxic gas into the air.

Jakarta attack toll rises to 8: police

Jakarta - The death toll in the Jakarta extremist attack has risen to eight, including four civilian victims and four militants, after a wounded Indonesian bystander died overnight, police said Sunday.

Man accused of financing Jakarta attacks with IS funds arrested

Jakarta - Indonesian police announced Saturday they had arrested a man they believe financed the deadly Jakarta attacks, alleging the suspect received the funds from the Islamic State group (IS).

IS-linked group suspected of Jakarta attacks

Jakarta - An Indonesian organisation with links to the Islamic State group is suspected of carrying out deadly shootings and suicide bombings in Jakarta Thursday, and was thought to be copying November attacks in Paris, police said.

At least four dead in Jakarta explosions, shooting

Jakarta - Gunfire and explosions in the Indonesian capital Jakarta killed at least four people Thursday, with police flooding the streets amid fears gun-toting militants were still on the run.

Filipina on death row in Indonesia has family birthday visit

Yogyakarta - A Filipina on death row in Indonesia was visited by family Tuesday for a late birthday celebration, as her supporters maintained the single mother would be proclaimed innocent and escape the firing squad.

Indonesian tattooists revive tribal traditions

Jogjakarta - Men in tribal dress stand amid dense jungle on the Indonesian island of Java, their bodies covered in elaborate, traditional tattoos inspired by cultures in distant corners of the vast, tropical archipelago.

Indonesia arrests two over New Year suicide terror plot

Jakarta - Indonesian police said Friday they have arrested two men, including a member of China's Uighur minority, allegedly involved in a planned New Year suicide attack in Jakarta.

Indonesian ferry accident death toll climbs to 63

Jakarta - The death toll from a ferry disaster in central Indonesia has risen to 63 with a handful of people still missing as the search and rescue operation winds down, an official said Friday.

Death toll from Indonesian ferry accident climbs to 20

Jakarta - The death toll from a ferry disaster in central Indonesia has climbed to 20, an official said Thursday, though nearly 60 people remain missing five days after the boat sank in rough seas.

Indonesia to punish companies for 2015 wildfires — Is it enough?

Indonesia has taken the unusual step of punishing over 20 companies for starting forest fires in 2015 that caused the death of 19 people, resulting in billions of dollars in environmental damages, and endangering the health of millions of people.

Captain of sunken Indonesia ferry rescued, 70 still missing

Jakarta - The captain of an Indonesian ferry that sank in rough seas has been rescued floating in a life jacket two days after the accident but more than 70 others remain missing, officials said Tuesday.

Families wait for news after Indonesia ferry disaster

Menteng Dua - Rescuers scoured a remote gulf Monday for survivors of a weekend ferry disaster in central Indonesia, as anguished relatives gathered desperate for news from a boat that has still not been found.

Indonesian police say New Year terror plot foiled, five held

Jakarta - Indonesian police have foiled a major terror plot with the arrest of several men allegedly linked to a planned suicide bombing in Jakarta during New Year celebrations, according to documents seen on Sunday.

First victims found in Indonesian ferry accident: official

Makassar - Two children have become the first victims found following a ferry accident in central Indonesia, an official said on Sunday, as search and rescue teams continue scouring the rough seas for survivors.

Bali police seize spears, machetes after deadly prison brawl

Denpasar - Police on Indonesia's Bali island said Friday they had seized hundreds of spears, machetes and arrows after fighting between gangs inside a prison and on the streets outside left four dead.

Indonesian parliament speaker quits over extortion scandal

Jakarta - Indonesia's parliament speaker quit his post Wednesday over allegations he tried to extort a stake from a US mining giant, in one of the country's biggest political scandals in years.
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