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  1. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Islamic State suspects are Chinese Uygurs

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 02:46pm by AGENCIES

    ... province, a major hotbed of militancy in the country. National police spokesman Colonel Agus Rianto said the four were arrested with three associates of Abu Wardah Santoso, a fugitive militant ... Sixty-six Indonesians have travelled to Iraq and Syria to fight and four have died there. The government is increasing monitoring of areas prone to radical movements, including Poso, Ambon ...

  2. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    New Jakarta governor quits Prabowo's Gerindra party over local election bill

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 01:19pm by AFP

    ... against my conscience, so yes, I've stepped down because I cannot be a good party member," he said. The bill has gained support in parliament, where Prabowo's six-party coalition ... visible ethnically Chinese politician in the world's biggest Muslim-majority nation, where Chinese-Indonesians suffered widespread suppression and persecution during the three-decade Suharto ...

  3. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono calls Islamic State 'embarrassing'

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

    ... said he was concerned about their return, adding that he had ordered agencies to oppose the spread of extremist ideology in the sprawling nation. "Our citizens here in Indonesia ... this idea." Neighbouring Australia has also seen up to 150 of its nationals join the militants, with the photo of an Australian boy holding a severed head in Syria last week sparking condemnation. ...

  4. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Indonesia's constitutional court backs Widodo as Prabowo Subianto's supporters stage protest

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

    ... stations and wanted repolling in as many as six provinces. Ensuring a calm transfer of power is crucial for Indonesia as it seeks to assure investors. Watch: Police fire tear gas as Indonesia court ...

  5. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    15 people, including 10 foreigners, missing when boat sinks off Indonesia

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 07:06pm by AFP

    ... a search-and-rescue official. The nationalities of the foreigners still missing were not clear. The missing Indonesians were four boat crew members and a tour guide. "A tourist boat with 25 people ... it was aware that its nationals might be involved. "We are in touch with the local authorities and stand ready to provide consular assistance," a spokesman said. Komodo island is one ...

  6. News - China - INDONESIA

    Chinese tourist bus crash on Bali kills six

    Posted Nov 19th 2013, 03:18pm by AFP

    ... that three Chinese nationals died on Monday and a fourth died in hospital early on Tuesday. It added that three other Chinese nationals were in intensive care and six had been admitted to hospital ... Agence France-Presse in Uluwatu A minibus carrying Chinese tourists has plunged into a ravine on the Indonesian holiday island of Bali, leaving six people dead and three fighting ...

  7. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Prabowo fires opening salvo in court challenge to Widodo's election victory

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 09:46pm by AFP

    ... three decades of authoritarian rule ended, Widodo still won by a margin of six percentage points, or more than eight million votes. ...

  8. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Prabowo to challenge Indonesian presidential election result in court

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

    ... of Widodo’s victory – he won by six percentage points or about 8.4 million votes – but it nevertheless signals weeks of uncertainty, as the court will likely issue a ruling on August 21. Prabowo team ... 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 ...

  9. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Jakarta's ethnic Chinese acting Governor Ahok a national first

    Posted May 19th 2014, 01:23am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Jakarta Ahok takes over as governor of the capital from Joko Widodo, who has stepped down to run for president in July's election First ethnic Chinese to rule Jakarta Indonesia's presidential race isn't until July. But there' ...

  10. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Constitutional battle looms as both poll rivals claim victory in Indonesia

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:52am by Reuters

    ... not name the pollsters. Widodo, on other hand, said he was the winner from polls by six agencies, many of which are regarded as independent. The quick counts are conducted by private agencies ... but this is a victory for the people of Indonesia", Widodo told supporters from a historical site in Jakarta where the nation's independence was declared. Hundreds of his supporters later celebrated ...




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