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Indonesia's Aceh lashes men 100 times each for sex crimes

Lhokseumawe - Two men caught having sex with underage girls were whipped 100 times each in Muslim-majority Indonesia's conservative Aceh province on Wednesday, as one begged officials to stop the painful punishment.

Indonesia's Aceh whips men for sharia-banned gambling

Indonesia - A group of men caught gambling were publicly whipped in Indonesia's conservative Muslim province of Aceh on Tuesday as a crowd of onlookers cheered.

Great snakes! Indonesians wrestle with giant python

Pariaman - A viral video showing a gigantic python wrapping itself around an Indonesian villager has secured more than a million views, after locals wrestled with the serpent before successfully caging it.

Indonesia steps up search for Papua massacre victims as 16 bodies found

Wamena - Indonesian security forces Thursday stepped up the grim search for victims of a massacre by suspected separatist rebels in restive Papua province, having retrieved 16 corpses so far, the military said.

Indonesia hunts suspects in alleged Papua mass killing

Wamena - Indonesian soldiers hunted Wednesday for rebels suspected of killing as many as two dozen construction workers in restive Papua province, as an eyewitness account supplied by the military described a grisly mass execution.

Soldier killed as Indonesia probes mass shooting reports in Papua

Wamena - An Indonesian soldier was killed while investigating reports that more than two dozen construction workers were shot dead by separatist rebels in restive Papua province, officials said Tuesday.

Australian among hundreds of Papuan activists arrested in Indonesia

Jakarta - An Australian was among hundreds of pro-Papuan independence activists arrested across Indonesia at the weekend, police and rights groups said Monday.

Thousands of Islamists march in Jakarta ahead of elections

Jakarta - Around 100,000 people marched in Indonesia's capital Sunday to mark two years since a demonstration that led to the fall of Jakarta's Christian ex-governor, as presidential candidates seek to rally support ahead of next year's general election.

Lion Air jet should have been grounded before fatal crash, Indonesia says

Jakarta - A crashed Lion Air jet should have been grounded over a recurrent technical problem before its fatal journey, Indonesian authorities said Wednesday, as details from the new jet's flight data recorder suggested that pilots struggled to control its anti-...

Keen to see a komodo dragon? $500 please, says Indonesian governor

Kupang - Tourists keen for a close-up look at komodo dragons in their natural habitat could be hit with an alarming bill, if one Indonesian politician gets his way.

Dead sperm whale in Indonesia found with 6 kg of plastic in stomach

Jakarta - A sperm whale has been found dead in Indonesia with 115 plastic cups and 25 plastic bags in its stomach, raising concern among environmentalists and throwing the spotlight on the country's rubbish problem.

Indonesia set to free Bali Nine drug smuggler Lawrence

Bangli - The first member of the "Bali Nine" heroin-trafficking gang to be released from prison is expected to leave jail on Wednesday after serving 13 years, in a case that caused a huge diplomatic rift between Indonesia and Australia.

Indonesia mosques spreading radicalism to government workers: official

Jakarta - Dozens of Indonesian mosques that cater to government workers are spreading radicalism and calling for violence against non-Muslims, the country's intelligence agency said Monday.

Rare Sumatran tiger rescued from beneath shop in Indonesia

Pekanbaru - A rare Sumatran tiger that was trapped beneath the floor of a shop for three days has been rescued, an Indonesian official said Saturday.

Indonesian woman gets jail after exposing philandering boss

Lombok - An Indonesian woman who exposed her cheating boss has been slapped with a six-month jail term for her trouble.

Indonesian jet crash victim's family sues Boeing

Jakarta - The family of an Indonesian man killed in a Lion Air jet crash is suing Boeing, alleging that the accident may have been caused by a problem with the flight-control system in its newest 737 plane.

Lion Air jet in another accident, a week after deadly crash

Jakarta - A Lion Air passenger jet has been involved in another accident -- just a week after a plane from the Indonesian airline crashed with the loss of all 189 people on board.

Boeing issues advice over sensors after Indonesia crash

Jakarta - Boeing issued a special bulletin Wednesday addressing a sensor problem flagged by Indonesian safety officials investigating the crash of a Lion Air 737 that killed 189 people last week.

Boeing issues advice over sensors after Indonesia crash

Jakarta - Boeing issued a special bulletin Wednesday addressing a sensor problem flagged by Indonesian safety officials investigating the crash of a Lion Air 737 that killed 189 people last week.

Diver dies in search for Indonesia jet crash dead

Jakarta - An Indonesian diver died while recovering body parts from the ill-fated Lion Air plane which crashed into the sea killing 189 people, an official said Saturday.
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