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  1. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    120 Rohingya asylum seekers rescued by Indonesian fisherman

    Posted Feb 28th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Cot Trueng, Indonesia More than 120 Rohingya, including six women and two children, were found adrift late on Tuesday by fishermen around 25km from the village of Cot Truen 120 asylum seekers rescued from drifting boat Fishermen ha ...

  2. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Asylum-seekers claim Australian navy blew up their boat

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 06:39pm by AFP

    ... in Indonesia have claimed the Australian navy blew up their vessel after forcing the would-be refugees into a lifeboat and turning them back to Java, police said on Wednesday. Indonesian police found the orange lifeboat and 26 asylum-seekers on Monday on the island of Java’s south coast. The would-be refugees said they were turned around attempting to reach the Australian territory of Christmas ...

  3. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Australia's Tony Abbott cancels trip to Indonesia, and report links it to interception of asylum seekers' boat

    Posted May 03rd 2014, 03:29pm by AFP

    ... to go into the reasons for putting off the visit, which had been seen as a move to improve relations tested by recent rows over espionage and Australia's policies on refugees. A spokesman ... or disclose details of its refugee operations for security reasons. The opposition Greens and Labor parties urged Abbott to reveal his reasons for cancelling the trip, accusing him of further damaging ...

  4. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Indonesia ‘caught by surprise’ over Australia asylum seeker boat turnbacks

    Posted May 21st 2014, 11:43am by Agence France-Presse

    ... quickly.” Under its tough policy, Canberra not only turns asylum-seekers boats around but denies would-be refugees resettlement by sending them to Papua New Guinea and the Pacific island nation ...

  5. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Indonesia jails Australian, Pakistani people smugglers

    Posted May 08th 2013, 02:16pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Banten An Indonesian court jailed an Australian and a Pakistani for six years each after the men were caught organising an asylum-seeker boat to Australia, their lawyer said on Wednesday. Ali Qaseem, a 57-year-old from Sydney descr ...

  6. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Australia returns asylum-seekers to Indonesia in lifeboat

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 06:11pm by AFP

    ... of would-be refugees who board rickety boats in Indonesia and make the perilous sea crossing to Australia. The migrants told us Australian authorities had put them into the lifeboat and turned them ... south coast on Monday, local navy officer Suwarto said. The boat was carrying would-be refugees from countries including Iran, Iraq, Pakistan and Egypt, said Suwarto, who like many Indonesians ...

  7. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Abbott’s asylum-seeker plan for Australia ‘crazy’, warns Indonesian MP

    Posted Aug 27th 2013, 02:37pm by Agence France-Presse in Jakarta

    ... the leaky wooden vessels falling into the hands of people-smugglers. Thousands of would-be refugees stage perilous sea journeys each year from Indonesia in a desperate attempt to reach Australia. Many have died when the rickety vessels sink. Thousands of would-be refugees stage perilous sea journeys each year from Indonesia in a desperate attempt to reach Australia. Many have died when ...

  8. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Death toll from Indonesia asylum boat sinking increases to 28

    Posted Sep 29th 2013, 01:45pm by Agence France-Presse in Jakarta

    ... Agence France-Presse in Jakarta Officials fear many more refugees from Lebanon, Jordan and Yemen still missing The death toll from the sinking of an Australia-bound asylum seeker boat off ... carrying would-be refugees from Lebanon, Jordan and Yemen broke into pieces and sank in rough seas south of Java on Friday. It was the first deadly asylum boat accident since Tony Abbott became ...

  9. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Asylum seekers in Australia-bound boat perish off Indonesia

    Posted Jul 24th 2013, 11:03am by Associated Press in Jakarta

    ... Associated Press in Jakarta 157 rescued from vessel heading for Australia just days after tough refugee law took effect Boat carrying asylum seekers sinks off Indonesia, 157 rescued Asylum ... if they are granted refugee status. Instead, they could be resettled in poverty-stricken Papua New Guinea. Before the new policy announced on Friday, new arrivals were already being taken to PNG or Nauru ...

  10. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Sinabung volcano in Sumatra and Java's Merapi erupt, hitting flights

    Posted Nov 19th 2013, 12:02am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Jakarta Sumatra's restless Sinabung erupts, sending villagers into retreat; Java's Merapi goes off too Volcanoes cause disruption for refugees, flights Two volcanoes erupted in Indonesia yesterday, one forcing flights to be rerouted and delaying the return home of thousands of people who had previously been evacuated. Mount Sinabung ...




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