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Muslim groups plan march against Jakarta's Christian governor

Added: 29.03.2017 10:15 | 0 views | 0 comments

Indonesian Muslims led by hardline groups plan to march to the presidential palace in the capital Jakarta on Friday, calling for the city's Christian governor to be sacked for suspected blasphemy.


US military plane makes emergency landing in Indonesia

Added: 25.03.2017 12:42 | 3 views | 0 comments

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) - Indonesia's air force says an American military plane made an emergency landing at an airport in Indonesia's Aceh province.
Air Vice Marshall Jemi Trisonjaya says the U.S. Air Force plane requested permission to land Friday after one of its four engines failed.
Trisonjaya said Saturday that ...

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Jakarta governor race a clash between moderates, radicals

Added: 25.03.2017 1:00 | 1 views | 0 comments

The Jakarta governor's race has turned into a fight between moderate and radical Muslims in the world's most populous Muslim nation, warn moderate Muslim leaders.


Indonesia police fire tear gas on Muslims protesting church

Added: 24.03.2017 16:41 | 3 views | 0 comments

Indonesian police have fired tear gas to disperse hard-line Muslims protesting against the construction of a Catholic church in a city near the capital, Jakarta


| $40bn to save Jakarta: the story of the Great Garuda

Added: 24.03.2017 11:11 | 2 views | 0 comments

Forget Venice. The fastest-sinking city is the Indonesian capital, parts of which are dropping at 25cm a year. Can an outlandish plan for a giant seawall and luxury waterworld city in the shape of a mythical bird save Jakarta from drowning?
With her hand stretched upward, the elderly storekeeper in batik dress and white headscarf indicates the height of the waters that poured into her home in . Sukaesih is a diminutive figure, but she points to a ridge on the doorframe about two metres above the threshold.
The 60-year-old grandmother, who like many Indonesians goes by only one name, lives in the down-at-heel waterfront neighbourhood of Muara Baru. Her front room-turned-store, where she sells soft drinks and the clove kretek cigarettes beloved of locals, looks unassuming, but is at ground zero for the city’s battle for survival.
As the sinking continues, the danger of a catastrophic flood grows
With more than 50 people dead and 300,000 forced to evacuate their homes, 2007 was a startling wake-up call
Some critics in its former colony are sceptical about the motives of Dutch government-funded consultants and businessmen
If we can restore the bay and its polluted waters, that would mean something good for civilisation in Indonesia
Prosecutions exposed murky financial ties between the developers and Jakarta city budgets
Now they are building this land in our waters there are no fish left to catch here
It’s unfortunate, but you have to destroy some areas to save the city

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Indonesian police arrest militants setting up jihadi camp

Added: 24.03.2017 10:32 | 3 views | 0 comments

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) - Indonesia's counterterrorism squad says it has arrested four suspected Islamic militants who were trying to establish a jihadist training camp in eastern Indonesia and who likely had links with Abu Sayyaf militants in the southern Philippines.
National Police spokesman Boy Rafli Amar said the men were ...


Jakarta School Brawl

Added: 24.03.2017 0:11 | 1 views | 0 comments

In Jakarta, Indonesia, hundreds of school students fight in street brawls, some to their death.


Suspected Indonesian radical killed in counter-terrorism operation

Added: 23.03.2017 11:20 | 1 views | 0 comments

Indonesian police killed a suspected radical and detained three on Thursday during a counter-terrorism operation in an industrial area just hours away from the capital Jakarta.

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Indonesia counterterror police kill militant, arrest 3

Added: 23.03.2017 9:32 | 21 views | 0 comments

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) - Indonesian counterterrorism police have fatally shot a suspected Islamic militant and arrested three others near the capital, Jakarta.
Local police chief Listyo Sigit Prabowo said the shootout occurred Thursday in Banten province when a counterterrorism squad ambushed four suspected militants on the outskirts of Cilegon city. ...

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Earthquake rocks Indonesia's tourist Bali island

Added: 22.03.2017 0:58 | 17 views | 0 comments

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) - An earthquake has hit Indonesia's resort island of Bali, causing some panic among resident, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.
The United States Geological Survey says the magnitude 5.5 earthquake that struck at 7:10 a.m. Wednesday (23:10 GMT Tuesday) was centered 2 ...


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