Indonesian fishermen rescued 76 Rohingya Muslims stranded off the coast of Aceh on Friday, authorities said, in the latest attempt by members of the persecuted ethnic group to flee Myanmar by sea.
The group of eight children, 25 women and 43 men was brought ashore in their wooden boat Friday...
Bank Indonesia is taking a firm stance against cryptocurrencies as it urges all parties to refrain from owning, selling or trading the tokens. “Owning virtual currencies is very risky and inherently speculative,” the central bank said in a statement Saturday. The digital tokens “are prone to...
A 16-year-old boy has reportedly married a 71-year-old woman against the wishes of an Indonesian community after threatening suicide if their families blocked the union.
Selamat Riayadi and his elderly bride named only as Rohaya are said to have got married in their home village of Karangendah...
Indonesia has executed Michael Titus Igweh and two Nigerian drug convicts by firing squad, an official said.
The Nigerians were put to death along with one Indonesian on Thursday (after midnight Indonesian time), Noor Rachmad, deputy attorney general for general crimes, told reporters.
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Severe turbulence on an Etihad Airways flight to Indonesia left 31 passengers injured on Wednesday, CNN reports.
Flight EY474 from Abu Dhabi to Jakarta encountered severe and unexpected turbulence about 45 minutes before its arrival at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, the airline confirmed...
An Indonesian military helicopter has crashed during a mission to capture the country’s most wanted militant, killing at least 12 people.
The military chief overseeing South Sulawesi and Central Sulawesi provinces, General Agus Surya Bakti, said the Bell 412-EP helicopter was carrying 13...
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A series of bomb blasts have rocked the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, followed by gun battles on the streets.
According to BBC, the blasts were centred around Thamrin Street, a major shopping and business district close to embassies and the United Nations offices.
Police say four suspected...
A woman was caned in front of a crowd of people for being ‘too close’ to a man who she wasn’t married to, an offence in Indonesia under Sharia Law.
Nur Elita was forced to endure the punishment outside a mosque where hundreds of people gathered to watch her being caned.
She received five...
Rudi Efendi, 30, admitted to murdering the man after he discovered his wife was not a virgin on their wedding night and was told of the alleged rape. He said that he acted alone.
According to the AFP, the victim’s body was found in a burnt-out van after a suspected revenge attack sparked by...