Indonesia

At least 200,000 rally in Jakarta to demand governor's arrest

More than 200,000 conservative Indonesian Muslims filled a square in Jakarta on Friday to demand the arrest of the city's Christian governor over remarks they perceived as insulting to Islam. 

12 fishermen missing, 3 dead after freighter hits Indonesian boat

Rescue crews were searching Sunday for 12 fishermen who went missing following a collision between a Vietnamese freighter and an Indonesian fishing boat in the Java Sea.

Thousands march for tolerance in Indonesia amid row over blasphemy

Around 3,000 protesters rallied in the Indonesian capital on Saturday calling for unity and tolerance, amid rising ethnic and religious tensions sparked by allegations of blasphemy against the...

Jakarta's Christian governor named suspect in blasphemy case

Indonesian police on Wednesday named Jakarta's Christian governor a suspect in a blasphemy case over accusations that he insulted the Koran, amid pressure from Muslim groups for his prosecution...

Indonesian politicians say Trump won't act on anti-Muslim rhetoric

Two senior Indonesian politicians who met Donald Trump during his election campaign expressed confidence Thursday that the US president-elect would not act on his anti-Muslim rhetoric, local media...

British banker found guilty of gruesome double murder in Hong Kong

A former banker was found guilty by a Hong Kong court Tuesday after brutally murdering two young Indonesians in a case that shocked the island.

Indonesian president blames political opponents for rally violence

Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Saturday blamed political opponents for the violence that broke out the day before at a protest by Muslims in Jakarta demanding the arrest of the city's...

Clashes as thousands rally against Jakarta governor

Indonesian police fired tear gas on Friday to disperse Muslim protestors demanding the capital's ethnic Chinese and Christian governor be arrested over comments perceived as insulting to Islam....

British climber falls to death in Bali ravine

A British tourist has died after he fell into a ravine while climbing a mountain on Indonesia's resort island of Bali, an official said Monday. 

Bridge collapse in Bali kills eight, injures 30

At least eight people are dead and 30 injured after a bridge collapsed in Indonesia's resort island of Bali, an official said Sunday.

Indonesia detains Malaysian, Vietnamese boats for illegal fishing

Indonesian patrol boat apprehended four foreign boats allegedly fishing illegally in Indonesian waters, an official said Sunday.

Muslims in Jakarta protest after Christian governor's Koran comments

Thousands of hardline Muslims in the Indonesian capital rallied against the city's ethnic Chinese and Christian governor for comments perceived as denigrating the Koran.

Indonesian police arrest gay couple over amorous Facebook photos

Two men were arrested in Indonesia's North Sulawesi province after one of them posted photos on Facebook showing them kissing in bed, police said Thursday. 

Indonesian air force to hold military drill near South China Sea

Indonesia's air force will hold a military exercise near the South China Sea on Thursday amid tensions with China over fishing rights in the area, its commander said. 

Three Indonesian hostages in Philippines released

Three Indonesians who had been held hostage by the Abu Sayyaf militant group in the Philippines have been released, local media reported Sunday.