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  1. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    World Muslimah Award is a beauty pageant with a difference

    Posted Nov 21st 2014, 10:48pm by AFP

    ... temples for the contest in the world's most populous Muslim-majority country. However, the 18 finalists were required to wear the Muslim headscarf and were to be judged not only ...

  2. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Retno Marsudi becomes Indonesia's first female foreign minister

    Posted Oct 27th 2014, 04:27am by AFP

    ... of eight women in the cabinet in the world's most populous Muslim-majority nation, more than in the previous government. However, analysts expressed disappointment that so many politicians had ...

  3. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Is Jakarta's great sea wall doomed to fail before it even starts?

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 03:18am by AFP

    ... As Jakarta has rapidly grown to a population of about 10 million, increased water extraction for drinking has caused the ground to compact and parts of the city to sink, a problem seen in other ...

  4. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono calls Islamic State 'embarrassing'

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 11:17pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Indonesian president condemns jihadists and urges Muslim leaders to unite against them Yudhoyono calls Islamic State 'embarrassing' The president of the world's most populous Muslim-majority country, Indonesia, yesterday called the actions of Islamic State militants "embarrassing" to the religion and urged Islamic leaders to unite ...

  5. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Indonesia's Nazi-themed restaurant reopens its taste offensive

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 03:25am by AFP

    ... making the country home to the world's biggest Islamic population. The Jewish population in Indonesia is tiny, but historians have blamed poor schooling in the country for the lack ...

  6. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Controversial Nazi-themed Indonesian cafe reopens

    Posted Jun 21st 2014, 08:38pm by Agence France-Presse in Bandung, Indonesia

    ... the country home to the world’s biggest Islamic population. The SoldatenKaffee (which translates from German as “The Soldiers’ Cafe”) was named after the popular hangout for soldiers in Germany ... cafe open sits in stark contrast to attitudes in Europe, where several countries have criminalised promoting Nazi ideology and Holocaust denial. The Jewish population in Indonesia is tiny, ...

  7. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Prabowo to challenge Indonesian presidential election result in court

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 04:57pm by AFP

    ... observers in the world’s most populous Muslim-majority nation have said the poll was largely free and fair. Widodo’s victory capped a meteoric rise for the former furniture exporter who was born ...

  8. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Jakarta's first ethnic Chinese governor, Ahok, a break with the past

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 05:49am by Amy Chew

    ... on merit," he added. The Asian economic crisis of the late 1990s threw millions out of work, and fuelled anger against the Chinese, who make up about 2 per cent of the population but who are often ...

  9. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Campaigning kicks off in Indonesian presidential election

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 03:55pm by Agence France-Presse in Jakarta

    ... people are eligible to vote in the election across the sprawling Indonesian archipelago, which is the fourth most populous country on Earth and home to the world’s biggest Muslim population.   ...

  10. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Widodo holds on to poll lead ahead of Indonesia presidential vote

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 03:22pm by Reuters in Jakarta

    ... as vulnerable in the biggest province of West Java where conservative Muslim parties backing Prabowo have strong influence. Indonesia is home to the world’s biggest Muslim population. The political ...




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