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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. 

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...

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. 

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. 

Indonesia evacuating more than 100 tourists after volcanic eruption

Indonesian authorities urged more than 100 domestic and foreign tourists to leave Mount Rinjani on the resort island of Lombok on Wednesday after a volcano erupted there.

Flash floods, landslides kill 19 in Indonesia

Nineteen people have been killed and nine are missing after landslides and flash floods in Indonesia's West Java province, officials said Wednesday.