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Vietnam, Indonesia vessels clash in South China Sea

Tue, 23 May 2017 10:05:40 GMT2017-05-23T10:05:40Z

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Indonesia says several Vietnamese fishing vessels escaped its waters following a show of force by Vietnam's coast guard in the South China Sea....



2 men in Indonesia caned dozens of times for gay sex

Tue, 23 May 2017 07:08:35 GMT2017-05-23T07:08:35Z

BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (AP) -- Two men in Indonesia's Aceh province were publicly caned dozens of times Tuesday for consensual gay sex, a punishment that intensifies an anti-gay backlash in the world's most populous Muslim country and which rights advocates denounced as "medieval torture."...



Indonesia police arrest dozens in raid on Jakarta gay sauna

Mon, 22 May 2017 07:35:23 GMT2017-05-22T07:35:23Z

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Indonesian police detained dozens of men in a weekend raid on a gay sauna in the capital, another sign of growing hostility to homosexuality in the world's most populous Muslim nation....



5 dead as Indonesian ferry catches fire in Java Sea

Sat, 20 May 2017 11:51:05 GMT2017-05-20T11:51:05Z

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- A search for survivors of a ferry that caught fire in the Java Sea, killing five people, has been suspended for the night, an Indonesian search and rescue official said Saturday....



US deports Indonesian man seeking asylum in New Jersey

Fri, 19 May 2017 16:03:26 GMT2017-05-19T16:03:26Z

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) -- An Indonesian man who was seeking asylum in New Jersey and had been living in the United States for 16 years was deported, immigration officials said....



Standard & Poor's raises Indonesia credit rating

Fri, 19 May 2017 10:17:03 GMT2017-05-19T10:17:03Z

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Standard & Poor's raised Indonesia's sovereign credit rating to investment grade on Friday in recognition of a stable governing coalition and improved control over government finances....



ICE deports Indonesian man seeking asylum in New Jersey

Fri, 19 May 2017 04:45:19 GMT2017-05-19T04:45:19Z

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) -- An Indonesian man who was seeking asylum in New Jersey and had been living in the United States for 16 years has been deported....



Indonesia arrests Japanese man in reptile smuggling

Thu, 18 May 2017 09:46:05 GMT2017-05-18T09:46:05Z

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Indonesian authorities have arrested a Japanese man who conservationists say is a major player in the illegal wildlife trade for allegedly attempting to smuggle more than 250 reptiles out of the country....



4 Indonesian soldiers killed in South China Sea exercise

Thu, 18 May 2017 08:47:09 GMT2017-05-18T08:47:09Z

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Four Indonesian soldiers were killed when a Chinese-made anti-aircraft cannon malfunctioned during an exercise in the Natuna island chain in the South China Sea, the Indonesian military said Thursday....



Shariah court in Indonesia sentences gay couple to caning

Wed, 17 May 2017 14:27:45 GMT2017-05-17T14:27:45Z

BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (AP) -- An Islamic Shariah court in Indonesia's conservative Aceh province has sentenced two gay men to public caning for the first time, further undermining the country's moderate image after a top Christian politician was imprisoned for blasphemy....