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First pictures of AirAsia wreckage taken after tail is found on seabed

Recovery teams have found the tail of crashed AirAsia flight QZ8501 in the Java Sea, as pictures of the wreckage were released - one emblazoned with the airline's logo.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM

Recovery teams have found the tail of crashed AirAsia flight QZ8501 in the Java Sea, as pictures of the wreckage were released - one emblazoned with the airline's logo.

First pictures of AirAsia wreckage taken after tail is found on seabed
Indonesia arrests six for attempting to join Islamic State militants in Syria
Padraig Harrington overcomes wobble in final round to win Indonesia Open
Indonesia votes to scrap direct elections for local leaders

Indonesia’s voted on Friday to scrap direct elections for local leaders, despite angry protests against the move and criticism that it will roll back key democratic reforms.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM

Indonesia’s voted on Friday to scrap direct elections for local leaders, despite angry protests against the move and criticism that it will roll back key democratic reforms.

Indonesia votes to scrap direct elections for local leaders
Fears of fraud as Indonesia awaits presidential election results

Anxiety is growing that fraud and dirty tactics could twist official results due to be announced by July 22 after former Jakarta governor Joko Widodo and his rival, ex-general Prabowo Subianto, used different unofficial tallies to claim victory.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM

Anxiety is growing that fraud and dirty tactics could twist official results due to be announced by July 22 after former Jakarta governor Joko Widodo and his rival, ex-general Prabowo Subianto, used different unofficial tallies to claim victory.

Fears of fraud as Indonesia awaits presidential election results
Indonesian presidential candidate branded an ethnic Chinese Christian as campaign gets dirty

Misinformation and dirty tricks are marring Indonesia's presidential election campaign as supporters of both leading candidates spread damaging rumours, including calling frontrunner and Jakarta mayor Joko Widodo an ethnic Chinese Christian in the world's largest Muslim nation.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM

Misinformation and dirty tricks are marring Indonesia's presidential election campaign as supporters of both leading candidates spread damaging rumours, including calling frontrunner and Jakarta mayor Joko Widodo an ethnic Chinese Christian in the world's largest Muslim nation.

Indonesian presidential candidate branded an ethnic Chinese Christian as campaign gets dirty
Indonesia fears terror backlash as jihadist fighters head to Syria, Iraq

Indonesians are joining the procession of jihadists going to fight in Syria and Iraq, sparking fears they will revive sophisticated militant networks when they return and undermine a decade-long crackdown that has crippled the country’s most dangerous terrorist cells.

Support for groups like ISIL is growing among Indonesian extremists with dozens believed to have joined the insurgency.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM

Indonesians are joining the procession of jihadists going to fight in Syria and Iraq, sparking fears they will revive sophisticated militant networks when they return and undermine a decade-long crackdown that has crippled the country’s most dangerous terrorist cells.

Support for groups like ISIL is growing among Indonesian extremists with dozens believed to have joined the insurgency.

Indonesia fears terror backlash as jihadist fighters head to Syria, Iraq
Campaigning kicks off in Indonesian presidential election
Indonesian envoy to return to Australia after spying row
Indonesian military chief in flashy watch row insists his timepiece is a Chinese-made fake
Islamic parties bounce back in Muslim-majority Indonesia's parliamentary elections
Indonesia’s parliamentary vote likely to set Jakarta governor on course for presidency

Indonesians went to the polls yesterday in legislative elections expected to strengthen the main opposition and move its popular presidential candidate, Jakarta governor Joko Widodo, closer to becoming the country's next leader.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM

Indonesians went to the polls yesterday in legislative elections expected to strengthen the main opposition and move its popular presidential candidate, Jakarta governor Joko Widodo, closer to becoming the country's next leader.

Indonesia’s parliamentary vote likely to set Jakarta governor on course for presidency
Indonesia’s ‘Elvis’ leads celebrity charge at polls
Strong 6.1 quake strikes off eastern Indonesia, US Geological Survey says
Indonesian militants fighting with opposition in Syria, report says
Indonesian vice-president quizzed in corruption case
Indonesian workers stage nationwide strike over pay
Indonesia hopes Australian plan will cut asylum-seeker deaths
Clinton heads to China with hopes over sea tensions

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton headed to Beijing on Tuesday after talks in ally Indonesia, where she voiced hopes for progress in managing soaring tensions in the South China Sea.

18 Jul 2018 - 5:27PM

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton headed to Beijing on Tuesday after talks in ally Indonesia, where she voiced hopes for progress in managing soaring tensions in the South China Sea.

Clinton heads to China with hopes over sea tensions
Indonesia terror suspects in plot on parliament
11 dead, seven missing in Indonesia flash flood
Clashes hit Indonesian factory used by Adidas

More than 1,300 people clashed with security guards at an Indonesian shoe factory which supplies sportswear giants Adidas and Mizuno, police said on Thursday.

18 Oct 2012 - 6:39PM

More than 1,300 people clashed with security guards at an Indonesian shoe factory which supplies sportswear giants Adidas and Mizuno, police said on Thursday.

Clashes hit Indonesian factory used by Adidas
Rights group calls on Indonesia, Australia to protect boat children
Scandal of sex, bribes and beef hits Indonesia’s Islamic parties
Indonesian police detain 49 in school terror raid
Tycoon poses as everyman to win election head start
Indonesia's Mount Lokon spews ash clouds in new eruption

One of Indonesia’s most active volcanoes has erupted again, spewing clouds of ash, an official said on Monday.

18 Jul 2018 - 5:27PM

One of Indonesia’s most active volcanoes has erupted again, spewing clouds of ash, an official said on Monday.

Indonesia's Mount Lokon spews ash clouds in new eruption
Two arrested over failed Indonesian bomb attack
Indonesia Islam leaders stir row over 'Buddhist' Chinese New Year

As Indonesia and other countries with Chinese diasporas welcome the Year of the Snake, some Islamic leaders have ignited a religious row by declaring the celebrations “haram” and off limits for Muslims.

10 Feb 2013 - 12:24PM

As Indonesia and other countries with Chinese diasporas welcome the Year of the Snake, some Islamic leaders have ignited a religious row by declaring the celebrations “haram” and off limits for Muslims.

Indonesia Islam leaders stir row over 'Buddhist' Chinese New Year
Myanmar unrest could destabilise wider region