Indonesia

Police detain captain after boat fire off Jakarta kills 23

Police in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta have detained the captain of a boat that caught fire while carrying New Year holidaymakers, killing 23 people, an officer said Monday.

Fire on boat headed to Jakarta Bay holiday island kills 23 passengers

At least 23 people are dead after a fire broke out on Sunday on a wooden boat headed to a holiday island in Jakarta Bay, off the Indonesian capital, officials said.

Eastern Indonesia hit by 6.6-magnitude earthquake

A 6.6-magnitude earthquake struck early Friday near Indonesia’s Sumba Island, the Indonesian geophysics agency said.

Indonesian police kill three suspected militants

Indonesian police killed three suspected Islamist militants and arrested another during a raid near the capital Jakarta on Wednesday.

Jakarta's Christian governor goes on trial in blasphemy case

The Christian governor of the Indonesian capital went on trial Tuesday to face charges of blasphemy over remarks perceived as insulting to Muslims. 

Indonesian police foil alleged plot to attack presidential palace

Police detonated a bomb found in a rented house near the Indonesian capital on Saturday after arresting three people suspected of plotting an attack on the presidential palace. 

Indonesia's quake toll revised to 100 as president pledges rebuilding

The death toll from an earthquake that devastated parts of Indonesia's Aceh province has been revised to 100 from 102, an official said Friday.

Indonesian soldier found alive two weeks after helicopter crash

A soldier has been found alive two weeks after an Indonesian army helicopter he was travelling in crashed, killing three people, the military said Friday.

Help on its way to victims of Indonesia quake that killed 102

Aid groups began arriving in Indonesia's Aceh province Thursday as the death toll from an earthquake that devastated parts of the region rose to 102.

At least 97 dead after powerful earthquake hits Indonesia

At least 97 people were killed and hundreds injured Wednesday after a 6.4-magnitude earthquake hit Indonesia's Aceh province, officials said.

Strong earthquake rocks Indonesia's Aceh province

An earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale hit Indonesia's Aceh province Wednesday, injuring at least one person and causing more than a dozen buildings to collapse, officials said.

Indonesian rescuers recover human remains from crashed police plane

Indonesia's national search and rescue agency said on Sunday that it has retrieved the remains of victims killed in a police plane crash in the waters off Lingga Island of Riau Islands province....

Indonesian police release seven accused of treason

Indonesian police on Saturday released seven people, including two former generals and a rock star, a day after they were arrested on suspicion of treason and sedition.

Indonesian police plane carrying 13 people crashes into sea

An Indonesian police plane carrying 13 people crashed into the sea on Saturday, police said. 

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.