Fri, 02 Dec 2016 21:59:48 +0000
The United Nations Children's Fund released a report on Thursday in Johannesburg showing that progress has been made globally in fighting HIV but more still needs to be done. Indonesian Muslim women participate in the commemoration of World AIDS Day in Medan, Indonesia, Dec. 1, 2016.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 09:29:43 +0000
Rachmawati Soekarnoputri visits residents in the Luar Batang area of North Jakarta on Apr. 27. Rachmawati was arrested on Friday for alleged treason. JAKARTA: Rachmawati Soekarnoputri, the daughter of the country's first president, Sukarno, has been arrested over alleged treason, according to her lawyer.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 01:42:18 +0000
A California mountain lion placed under a death sentence for killing nearly a dozen alpacas owned by a Malibu woman was granted a reprieve Thursday when the woman announced she wouldn't act on a state-issued permit... Ohio's parole board is hearing arguments for and against mercy for the first death row inmate scheduled for execution next year under a new process for putting condemned prisoners to death. Ohio's prison parole board heard arguments Thursday for and against mercy for a man set to die in January for the 1993 rape and killing of his girlfriend's 3-year-old daughter.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 21:34:36 +0000
A Tainan-based National Cheng Kung University group of design thinkers recently hosted a special training program on creative policy making with a sixteen-member Indonesian delegation of mayors, head of local agencies and academics from Palangka Raya, Singkawang, and Jogjakarta to seek for innovative solutions and picture Indonesia's future cities in 2026. During the four-day training, the delegation led by Singkawang's mayor Dr. Awang Ishak and Palangka Raya's vice mayor Dr. Ir.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 17:16:48 +0000
A recent discovery by researchers from the Cancer Science Institute of Singapore at the National University of Singapore may lead to a new treatment strategy for an aggressive ovarian cancer subtype. Ovarian cancer is the most deadly gynecological cancer and it is the seventh most common cancer in women worldwide.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 12:55:57 +0000
More than 100,000 Indonesians are expected to rally on Friday to call for the arrest of the Christian governor of the capital, Jakarta, for alleged blasphemy, as police staged drills and prepared water cannon after violence at a protest last month. Authorities are hoping to avoid a repeat of Nov. 4 when one person killed and more than 100 wounded in clashes with police during a similar rally led by hardline Islamists.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 10:37:05 +0000
Choking haze caused by Indonesia's annual slash-and-burn forest fires affects millions of people. Wetter weather provided some relief in 2016, but tackling the fires properly will require monumental change Brake lights illuminate a mound of spiny palm fruits lying beside a road outside Tesso Nilo national park on the Indonesian island of Sumatra.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 08:35:22 +0000
Foreign governments are warning citizens in Indonesia to stay away from central Jakarta ahead of a huge rally against the capital's minority Christian governor. The United States, Japan and Australia issued advisories highlighting the possibility of Friday's protest turning violent or the risk extremists could stage an attack.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 08:35:21 +0000
Indonesian police Thursday fired water cannon in a bid to disperse a demonstration against Jakarta's rule over the insurgency-hit eastern region of Papua, and rounded up scores of protesters. About 150 protesters rallied in Jakarta to mark the anniversary of Papua's 1961 declaration of independence, two years before Indonesia took control of the region from former colonial ruler the Netherlands.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 08:35:20 +0000
Indonesian police fired water cannon in a bid to disperse a demonstration against Jakarta's rule over the insurgency-hit eastern region of Papua, and rounded up scores of protesters. Protesters confront police using water cannons during a protest by mostly university students from the Free Papua Organization and the Papua Student Alliance in Jakarta.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 06:33:23 +0000
West Papuan protesters scuffle with the police during a rally calling for the remote region's independence, in Jakarta, Indonesia, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016. Dozens of demonstrators were blocked from marching onto a busy traffic circle in the capital by several hundred police who fired water cannons and dragged men from the crowd into waiting police vans.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 02:31:37 +0000
The Indonesian firm is offering between eight and 10 liquefied natural gas cargoes per year, two trading sources with direct knowledge of the invitation said. Bids are due on Dec. 5, the sources said, adding buyers were not obligated to bid for all the supplies and could selectively bid for any number of cargoes.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 21:56:07 +0000
The court rejected the case because it found that the Aceh province's bylaw permitting this type of land use caused no material losses [WP report] to the plaintiffs, even though the bylaw does conflict with the forest's protection under national law. Conservation groups such as Haka [advocacy website] say the forest is home two four endangered species of orangutans, rhinos, elephants and tigers.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 17:33:39 +0000
A model poses next to a BMW 7 Series car assembled locally during a media launch at a Gaya Motor assembly plant in Jakarta, Indonesia November 30, 2016. ) on Wednesday launched its 7 series sedans in Indonesia that will be assembled in the country as it seeks to tap into the long-term demand for luxury vehicles in Southeast Asia's biggest economy.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 13:18:50 +0000
Indonesia's parliament on Wednesday reappointed Setya Novanto as its speaker, reinstating him despite a scandal last year when he was accused of trying to extort US$1.8 billion of shares from the local unit of U.S. mining giant Freeport McMoran Inc. The speaker of Indonesia's parliament, Setya Novanto, leaves an ethics panel hearing in Jakarta, Indonesia in this December 7, 2015 file photo.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 11:14:20 +0000
Indonesian police show items recently seized, including weapons and bomb-making materials, that they say were intended for use to attack government buildings and the Myanmar embassy, at police headquarters in Jakarta, Indonesia November 25, 2016 in this photo taken by Antara Foto. Antara Foto/Reno Esnir/via REUTERS MEMBERS of Indonesia's latest terror cell who were arrested last week in Majalengka, West Java, were reportedly planning a strike during the December holiday season.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 07:22:57 +0000
The capital of Muslim-majority Indonesia is on edge ahead of what is expected to be a second massive protest by conservative Muslims against its Christian governor and no group more so than its Chinese minority. They have reason to be concerned.