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  1. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Wealth gap still plagues Indonesia ahead of presidential elections

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 10:31pm by BLOOM

    ... the biggest challenges facing the winner of Indonesia's presidential election in July. The wealth gap in the world's fourth most populous country is widening, threatening President Susilo ... of Indonesians saw no growth or a slight decline in consumption expenditure between 2012 and 2013, compared with 4 per cent growth across the entire population and an average of 7 per cent ...

  2. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Indonesia’s parliamentary vote likely to set Jakarta governor on course for presidency

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 04:45pm by Agence France-Presse in Jakarta

    ... it fourth after a string of corruption scandals. It is currently the biggest party in the legislature. The five Islamic parties which have fielded candidates in the world's most populous ...

  3. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Islamic parties bounce back in Muslim-majority Indonesia's parliamentary elections

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 02:39pm by Agence France-Presse in Jakarta

    ... than the growing popularity of political Islam. Surveys had predicted that the five Islamic parties running at the polls in the world’s most populous Muslim-majority country would see ...

  4. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Indonesia’s ‘Elvis’ leads celebrity charge at polls

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 02:38pm by Agence France-Presse in Jakarta

    ... Awakening Party (PKB), will increase its share of the vote to 7 or 8 per cent. That would be a good result and buck the trend of falling support for Islamic parties in the world’s most populous ...

  5. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Popular Jakarta governor Joko Widodo to run for Indonesian presidency

    Posted Mar 14th 2014, 10:11pm by Reuters

    ... election, Jokowi represents a new generation of hands-on leaders for a country that has the world's largest Muslim population. Jokowi, 52, enjoys a huge lead in polls over rivals like former ...

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    Jakarta aims to restore crumbling old town to former colonial glory

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 08:21pm by AFP

    ... almost the whole of Jakarta, then known as Batavia. Jakarta has expanded into a bustling city with a population of some 10 million, and the old town has fallen into disrepair. Some small sections ...

  7. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Volcanic eruption in Java kills three, prompts mass evacuation

    Posted Feb 14th 2014, 09:47am by AGENCIES

    ... darkened skies across a large swathe of the country’s most densely populated island. Transport ministry spokesman Bambang Ervan said Yogyakarta, Solo and Surabaya airports were closed due ...

  8. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Indonesian militants fighting with opposition in Syria, report says

    Posted Feb 01st 2014, 02:57pm by Agence France-Presse in Jakarta

    ... populous Muslim nation, a report said. “The conflict in Syria has captured the imagination of Indonesian extremists in a way no foreign war has before,” said a report by Jakarta-based Institute ...

  9. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    More than 10,000 Indonesians displaced by deadly floods in capital Jakarta

    Posted Jan 19th 2014, 07:07pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... toll from flash floods and landslides rose to 19. Buildings in some parts of sprawling capital, which has a population of 10 million and is regularly afflicted by floods during the six-month ...

  10. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Scandal of sex, bribes and beef hits Indonesia’s Islamic parties

    Posted Dec 15th 2013, 06:16pm by Agence France-Presse in Jakarta

    ... in the world’s most populous Muslim nation. But they all feature in a racy scandal that has shattered the clean image of Indonesia’s biggest Islamic party and could further damage already-unpopular ... said they expected them to win more votes. It is just another sad chapter in the history of political Islam in Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim-majority country. Islamic parties have ...




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