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HSBC funding Indonesian forest destruction: Greenpeace

Jakarta - Greenpeace on Tuesday accused banking giant HSBC of helping to arrange billions of dollars in financing for companies whose palm oil operations have been blamed for destroying vast swathes of Indonesian rainforest.

Indonesia backs down in Australia military row

Jakarta - Indonesia appeared to back down Thursday from a decision to suspend all military cooperation with Australia in a row over teaching materials, with a senior minister saying only language training had been put on hold.

Indonesia suspends military cooperation with Australia

Jakarta - Indonesia has suspended military cooperation with Australia after training materials deemed offensive were found at an Australian army centre, officials said Wednesday, in a fresh flare-up of tensions between the neighbours.

Jakarta governor lambasts hardliner at blasphemy trial

Jakarta - Jakarta's Christian governor Tuesday shouted at an Islamic hardliner testifying against him in dramatic scenes at his blasphemy trial, seen as a test of religious tolerance in the world's most populous Muslim-majority nation.

Trump's Indonesian business partner 'eyeing presidency'

Jakarta - Donald Trump's Indonesian business partner has revealed he may follow the example of the brash US billionaire and run for president, a report said Monday.

Indonesian tourist boat captain held after deadly fire

Jakarta - Indonesian police said Monday they have detained the captain of a tourist boat that burst into flames en route to a holiday island and left 23 people dead, amid reports he was the first to jump ship.

Indonesian tourist boat blaze kills 23

Jakarta - A massive fire erupted in a boat carrying hundreds of local tourists to an island north of the Indonesian capital Jakarta Sunday, leaving at least 23 dead and 17 injured, officials said.

Indonesia marks tsunami 12 years ago with prayers

Banda Aceh - Thousands of Indonesians prayed for their loved ones at mass graves and mosques Monday to mark a tsunami which devastated Aceh province 12 years ago today, one of the worst natural disasters in human history.

Indonesia police say Christmas bomb plot foiled, three killed

Jakarta - Indonesian police have foiled plans by an IS-linked group for a Christmas-time suicide bombing after killing three suspected militants Wednesday and discovering a cache of bombs, authorities said.

The fight to save Earth's smallest rhino in Sumatra's jungles

Indonesia - Deep from within the Indonesian jungle a solitary, seldom seen forest giant emerges from the undergrowth.It is a Sumatran rhino, one of the rarest large mammals on Earth.

Jakarta governor fights blasphemy charges

Jakarta - Jakarta's Christian governor returned to court Tuesday to fight allegations of insulting the Koran that could see him jailed under tough blasphemy laws in the world's largest Muslim-majority country.

Jakarta's Christian governor stands trial for blasphemy

Jakarta - Jakarta's Christian governor choked back tears as he gave an impassioned defence against blasphemy charges on Tuesday, in a court case that has stoked fears of growing intolerance in the Muslim-majority nation.

Indonesia faces test as Christian governor stands trial

Jakarta - Jakarta's Christian governor will stand trial on Tuesday accused of blasphemy in a high-profile case that has emboldened hardline groups and stoked fears of growing intolerance in the world's largest Muslim-majority nation.

Soldier found alive two weeks after chopper crash in Indonesia

Jakarta - A soldier aboard a military helicopter that crashed in remote Indonesian jungle more than two weeks ago has been found alive, an army spokesman said Friday.

'We will rebuild': Indonesian president tours quake zone

Indonesia - Indonesian President Joko Widodo pledged Friday to help the people of Aceh rebuild as he toured areas worst-hit by a devastating earthquake that killed more than 100 people and left thousands homeless.The shallow 6.

Urgent appeal for supplies after strong Indonesia quake

Meureudu - Aftershocks rattled the survivors of a devastating Indonesian earthquake that killed more than 100 people, as officials urgently appealed on Thursday for medicine and doctors to treat the hundreds injured.The shallow 6.

Rescuers scrabble for survivors as Indonesia quake kills 97

Meureudu - Rescuers scrabbled through the rubble of shattered homes, shops and mosques in search of survivors Wednesday after a powerful earthquake struck western Indonesia and killed at least 97 people.The shallow 6.

200,000 Indonesian Muslims protest against Christian governor

Jakarta - More than 200,000 Indonesian Muslims prayed in unison and chanted Koranic verses Friday in the second major demonstration against Jakarta's Christian governor, as conservative groups push for his arrest for allegedly insulting Islam.

Indonesian woman flogged for close proximity with a man

Banda Aceh - An Indonesian woman screamed in agony Monday as she was caned in Aceh, the latest in a growing number of women to be publicly flogged for breaking the province's strict Islamic laws.

Militants were planning embassy attack: Indonesian police

Jakarta - Indonesian police arrested a third Islamic State-linked militant Sunday accused of plotting to bomb the Myanmar embassy in Jakarta, as anger grows at a violent military crackdown on Rohingya Muslims.
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