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Indonesia pet orangutans released back into the wild

Jakarta - The young orangutan looks back at her rescuers before clambering over her steel cage and into the trees, swinging from hand to hand and hanging upside down.

Death toll in Indonesia ferry sinking rises to 18

Jakarta - The death toll from an Indonesian ferry sinking has risen to 18, authorities said Tuesday, the latest maritime accident to hit the archipelago nation.

Huge security operation as Indonesia court hears poll rigging claims

Jakarta - Tens of thousands of security personnel fanned out across Jakarta Friday as a court heard a defeated presidential challenger's claim that Indonesia's 2019 election was rigged -- allegations that spawned deadly rioting last month.

Bali volcano spews ash in new eruption

Jakarta - A volcano on the Indonesian island of Bali erupted Friday, spewing a plume of ash and smoke more than 2,000 metres (6,500 feet) into the sky.

Indonesia says top officials marked for death amid deadly riots

Jakarta - Four Indonesian officials, including its chief security minister and the president's top intelligence advisor, were targeted in a failed assassination plot that may be linked to deadly riots in Jakarta, police said Tuesday.

Indonesia steamrolls bootleg alcohol during Ramadan

Jakarta - About 18,000 bottles of bootleg alcohol were crushed by a steamroller in Muslim-majority Indonesia's capital Monday as police warned tipplers off booze during the Ramadan fasting month.

Indonesian troops flood Jakarta streets after post-election riots

Jakarta - Tens of thousands of Indonesian military and police were deployed on the streets of Jakarta Thursday, as a deadline approached for a presidential challenger to file an appeal over claims of widespread cheating in last month's election.

Six dead after election riots in Indonesia's capital

Jakarta - At least six people were killed as Indonesia's capital erupted in violence when police clashed with protesters opposed to the re-election of President Joko Widodo.

Indonesian capital tense after overnight election clashes

Jakarta - Indonesian police said Wednesday they were probing reports that at least one demonstrator was killed in clashes that broke out in the capital Jakarta overnight after a rally opposed to President Joko Widodo's re-election.

Indonesia's Joko Widodo re-elected president as rival cries foul

Jakarta - Heavily armed Indonesian troops were on high alert Tuesday amid fears of civil unrest in the capital Jakarta, as the surprise early announcement of official election results handed Joko Widodo another term as leader of the world's third-biggest democra...

Indonesia's Joko Widodo wins second term as president

Jakarta - Indonesia's Joko Widodo has been re-elected as president of the world's third-biggest democracy, the elections commission said early Tuesday, beating rival Prabowo Subianto, a retired general who has vowed to challenge any victory for the incumbent lea...

French drug smuggler sentenced to death in Indonesia

Mataram - Indonesia on Monday sentenced a French drug smuggler to death by firing squad, in a shock verdict after prosecutors had asked for a long prison term.

Indonesian court sentences French drug smuggler to death

Mataram - An Indonesian court sentenced Frenchman Felix Dorfin to death for drug smuggling on Monday, in a shock verdict after prosecutors asked for a 20-year jail term.

French fighter jets make emergency landing in Indonesia

Banda Aceh - Seven French navy fighter jets were forced to make an emergency landing in Indonesia's northernmost province due to bad weather, an air force official said Sunday.

Indonesia arrests dozens of terror suspects ahead of poll results

Jakarta - Indonesian police said Friday that they have arrested dozens of Islamic-State linked terror suspects, including some who planned to detonate bombs at political demonstrations when election results are announced next week.

Indonesia's new capital to be decided this year: minister

Jakarta - Indonesia will decide the site of its new capital this year with the aim of it being ready by 2024, a minister said Wednesday.

Indonesian police hunt inmates after mass prison break

Jakarta - More than 100 inmates escaped from an Indonesian jail on Sumatra island on Saturday, police said, in the latest breakout to hit the country’s creaking prison system.

Families of Lion Air crash victims criticise Boeing over alert issue

Jakarta - Families of victims in the Indonesia Lion Air crash hit out at Boeing Monday over its admission that engineers had identified a safety system glitch well before the fatal accident, in the latest knock to the plane maker's reputation.

Indonesia to sink scores of boats to deter illegal fishing

Pontianak - Indonesia began sinking dozens of impounded foreign boats Saturday to deter illegal fishing in its waters, a week after a naval vessel clashed with a Vietnamese coastguard near the South China Sea.

Indonesia eyes moving capital from congested Jakarta

Jakarta - Indonesia is considering a plan to move its capital away from sprawling megalopolis Jakarta, officials said Monday, but any jump to a new city could still be years away.
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