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Indonesia: Republic in Southeast Asia
Indonesia, officially the Republic of Indonesia, is a country in Southeast Asia, between the Indian and Pacific oceans. It is the world's largest island country, with more than seventeen thousand islands, and at 1,904,569 square kilometres, the 14th largest by land area and 7th in the combined sea and land area. With over 261 million people, it is the world's 4th most populous country as well as the most populous Muslim-majority country. Java, the world's most populous island, is home to more than half of the country's population.

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Indonesia chief security minister to fly to Papua as fresh protests erupt

Indonesia's chief security minister said he will fly to Papua late on Wednesday after violent protests, including stone-throwing and the torching of some buildings, spread to more towns in the..
Reuters - Published

Fresh protests in Indonesia's Papua as extra police arrive

Rallies erupted in more towns in Indonesia's Papua on Wednesday, with protesters setting fire to a market and throwing stones at buildings following a spate of demonstrations in the easternmost area..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Indonesia

Indonesia deploys troops to West Papua as protests spread [Video]Indonesia deploys troops to West Papua as protests spread

At least 300 troops arrive in Manokwari as protests spread with reports of a prison break and airport attack in Sorong.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:56Published

Indonesia's West Papua protests turn violent [Video]Indonesia's West Papua protests turn violent

Public facilities are burned and roads blocked over alleged police abuses against ethnic minority group.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:13Published

Quite A Morning: Man Commits 10 Felonies In 30 Minutes In 1 Block [Video]Quite A Morning: Man Commits 10 Felonies In 30 Minutes In 1 Block

An alleged felon is making headlines after he was charged with 10 felonies and 2 misdemeanors over less than 30 minutes. Not only that, Newser reports the 29-year-old man did it in a one-block radius..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:44Published

Indonesia has plans to move capital from sinking Jakarta to Borneo [Video]Indonesia has plans to move capital from sinking Jakarta to Borneo

The move comes because the current capital Jakarta is sinking - with some 40% of its 10 million population now living below sea level.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:43Published

French 'Spiderman' hangs peace banner in Hong Kong [Video]French 'Spiderman' hangs peace banner in Hong Kong

French "Spiderman" climber Alain Robert on Friday scaled up Hong Kong's Cheung Kong Center and unfurled a banner with "a message of peace", as the territory geared up for further mass pro-democracy..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:18Published

'Asinine': Trump Jr denies conflict over resorts [Video]'Asinine': Trump Jr denies conflict over resorts

Amid rising trade tensions between the Washington and Jakarta, the Trump Organization is partnering with an Indonesian firm to develop two luxury resorts. David Doyle reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:32Published

Indonesian man walks backwards for 435 miles to save the forests [Video]Indonesian man walks backwards for 435 miles to save the forests

An Indonesian man has embarked on a task of walking backwards for more than 435 miles. He hopes to raise awareness for the devastation left by deforestation in his journey to Jakarta, and get a..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:47Published

Tsunami warning after strong quake near Indonesia [Video]Tsunami warning after strong quake near Indonesia

A magnitude 6.8 earthquake has struck Indonesia, triggering a tsunami warning that was later lifted. Joe Davies reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:53Published

Oil spill spoils Indonesian beaches, major cleanup operation on [Video]Oil spill spoils Indonesian beaches, major cleanup operation on

It is the second potential environmental catastrophe for the company in just over a year.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:04Published

MAX crisis pushes Boeing to biggest-ever loss [Video]MAX crisis pushes Boeing to biggest-ever loss

The world's biggest planemaker Boeing posted its biggest-ever loss Wednesday, largely due to costs associated with the grounded 737 MAX. As Francis Maguire reports, Boeing warns it may even have to..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:12Published

Indonesia's most active volcano a magnet for tourists [Video]Indonesia's most active volcano a magnet for tourists

Indonesians living by Mount Merapi make a living by ferrying hundreds of tourists to its 'danger zone'.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:37Published

One man lost his whole family, now he wants justice [Video]One man lost his whole family, now he wants justice

Paul Njoroge lost his wife, three children and mother-in-law when a Boeing 737 MAX crashed in Ethiopia in March. He's testifying in Congress this week. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:47Published

Indonesian plastic waste pollution threatens fish stocks [Video]Indonesian plastic waste pollution threatens fish stocks

Indonesia fishes for a solution to the plastic pollution threatening its coastlines.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:20Published

Container ship crashes into gantry crane in Indonesia [Video]Container ship crashes into gantry crane in Indonesia

Panama-flagged container ship Soul of Luck collided into a gantry crane in Semarang, Indonesia on Sunday 14 July, causing the crane to collapse.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:27Published

Indonesia hit by 7.3 magnitude earthquake [Video]Indonesia hit by 7.3 magnitude earthquake

An earthquake of magnitude 7.3 struck the Moluccas islands in eastern Indonesia on Sunday, causing panic among residents, but there were no immediate reports of casualties or major damage.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:40Published

Indonesians sue government for air pollution [Video]Indonesians sue government for air pollution

Jakarta was ranked the most-polluted city in Southeast Asia last year.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:35Published

Watch: Indonesia sues its government for air pollution epidemic in Jakarta [Video]Watch: Indonesia sues its government for air pollution epidemic in Jakarta

UNICEF Indonesia has reported that "air pollution is one of the leading risk factors for death among children under the age of five" in the country.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:58Published

Boeing makes $100 million pledge for 737 MAX crash-related support [Video]Boeing makes $100 million pledge for 737 MAX crash-related support

Boeing says it will give $100 million to organizations to help families affected by the deadly crashes of the company's 737 MAX planes in Indonesia and Ethiopia. Edward Baran reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:07Published

Indonesia: Court rejects opposition challenge to poll results [Video]Indonesia: Court rejects opposition challenge to poll results

Constitutional Court upholds President Joko Widodo's win in April's election after claim brought by Prabowo Subianto.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:15Published

Alabama Woman Charged After Losing Unborn Baby After Being Shot In Fight [Video]Alabama Woman Charged After Losing Unborn Baby After Being Shot In Fight

(Reuters) - An Alabama woman was charged with manslaughter over the death of her unborn child after she was shot in a dispute with another woman in December that police said the pregnant woman started,..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:42Published

Quake of magnitude 7.5 shakes Australian city [Video]Quake of magnitude 7.5 shakes Australian city

A deep earthquake of magnitude 7.5 struck off the coasts of East Timor and Indonesia on Monday with the shaking felt in Australia's northern city of Darwin, about 700 km (435 miles) from the epicenter,..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:23Published

 

Indonesia sends more police to Papua, curbs internet speed amid tension

Indonesia sent 200 more police officers to Papua on Tuesday and reined in internet speeds to "prevent hoaxes from spreading" as civil unrest persisted in some parts of the country's easternmost area,..
Reuters - Published

Indonesia president urges calm after violent protests in Papua cities

Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Monday sought to ease tension after violent protests in several cities in Papua in response to claims of racist abuse and physical mistreatment of students from the..
Reuters - Published

Indonesia pledges probe after Papuans protest treatment of students

Indonesian authorities on Monday pledged a "complete and fair" investigation after violent protests in several cities in Papua in response to claims of racist abuse and physical mistreatment of..
Reuters - Published

Police regain control in Indonesia's Papua region after protests

Indonesia's police chief said on Monday that authorities in the easternmost Papua region were regaining control after protesters set fire to tires and torched a local parliament building over the..
Reuters - Published

Indonesia protesters torch town hall in Papua over student detentions

Protesters in Indonesia's easternmost province of Papua set fire to tires and torched a local parliament building on Monday after a demonstration against the recent detention of scores of Papuan..
Reuters - Published

Indonesian police shoot suspected militant after officer slashed

A suspected Islamic militant has launched an attack on an Indonesian police station in the country's second-biggest city, slashing one officer with a sickle, before being shot and taken into custody,..
Reuters - Published

Indonesia president proposes to move capital to Borneo

Indonesia's president on Friday proposed to move the capital from Jakarta, a crowded, polluted city of 10 million people, to the island of Borneo, though he left Indonesians guessing as to the exact..
Reuters - Published

Cash for trash: Indonesia village banks on waste recycling

Indonesia's crackdown on imported foreign waste has upset the village of Bangun, where residents say they earn more money sorting through piles of garbage than growing rice in once-lush paddy fields.
Reuters - Published

Indonesian president will soon announce new cabinet for second term: media

Indonesia's President Joko Widodo said he will soon announce a second term 34-minister cabinet, media reported on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Indonesia says it has shipped back tonnes of Australia waste

Eight containers of trash have reportedly left Indonesia and are on their way back to Australia.
SBS - Published

Indonesia to publish final report on Lion Air crash next month

Indonesia's transport safety agency (KNKT) will publish a final report in September into last year's crash of a Lion Air Boeing 737 Max after obtaining feedback from stakeholders, the country's..
Reuters - Published

Indonesia president threatens to sack fire fighters if forest blazes not tackled

Indonesian President Joko Widodo threatened on Tuesday to sack military and police officers fighting forest fires if they fail to extinguish the flames. He also promised government funds for high-tech..
Reuters - Published

Australia urged to help refugees stranded for years in Indonesia

The Australian government has been urged to act to help refugees in Indonesia without work rights who have been living on the streets in Indonesia.
SBS - Published

Indonesia president bashes state power company over blackouts

Indonesia's state power company PLN should have had plans in place to prevent a major electricity blackout that affected 21 million customers in Jakarta and neighboring provinces, President Joko Widodo..
Reuters - Published

Power restored to some areas in Indonesia capital, parts of Java after 9 hours

Power has been restored in most parts of Indonesia's capital, Jakarta, after the city of 10 million people went without electricity for more than nine hours due to technical issues, state power company..
Reuters - Published

Millions lose power as Indonesia capital, parts of Java hit by blackout

Indonesia's state power company PLN estimated on Sunday it would take several hours to restore power to Jakarta after a major blackout, blaming technical issues for cutting power to tens of millions of..
Reuters - Published

Indonesia capital, neighboring Java provinces hit by major blackout

Indonesia's capital Jakarta and some neighboring provinces on Java island have been hit by a major electricity outage after problems at a number of power stations on Java, the country's state..
Reuters - Published

Strong earthquake kills four in Indonesia

A powerful undersea earthquake that struck off the Indonesian islands of Sumatra and Java has killed four people and damaged hundreds of buildings, the nation's disaster agency said on Saturday.
Reuters - Published

Quake hits sea off Indonesia, but tsunami warning lifted

A powerful earthquake struck off the Indonesian islands of Sumatra and Java on Friday, triggering a two-hour tsunami warning that sent coastal-dwellers fleeing to higher ground and panicking people in..
Reuters - Published

Indonesia lifts tsunami warning after strong quake

Indonesia's geophysics agency lifted a tsunami warning on Friday after a strong quake off the islands of Sumatra and Java.
Reuters - Published

Indonesia to keep monitoring for potential tsunami until at least 1435 GMT

Indonesia's geophysics agency said on Friday it would keep monitoring for the risk of a potential tsunami until at least 21:35 pm (1435 GMT) after a powerful earthquake struck off the islands of..
Reuters - Published

Tsunami warning for parts of Indonesia's Sumatra, Java after strong quake

Indonesian authorities urged coastal-dwellers to head for higher ground on Friday after a tsunami warning with potential for waves up to three meters (10 feet) following a powerful earthquake off the..
Reuters - Published

Tsunami warning after strong quake off Indonesia's Sumatra and Java

Indonesian authorities on Friday urged people living near the coast to move to higher ground, after issuing a tsunami warning in the wake of a magnitude 7 earthquake off the islands of Sumatra and..
Reuters - Published

Rescuers hunt for 31 missing after Indonesian fishing boat sinks

Indonesian rescuers were battling high tides and strong winds on Friday in a search for 31 people missing after a fishing boat sank in waters off Borneo island, killing at least four, an official of..
Reuters - Published

Indonesian court commutes Frenchman's death sentence for drugs to 19 years

An Indonesian court on Friday commuted the death sentence of a French national convicted of drug smuggling to 19 years in prison, a court official said, because the judge said he had shown remorse.
Reuters - Published

Indonesian fishing boat sinks off Borneo, over 30 missing: media

An Indonesian fishing boat has sunk in waters off South Kalimantan province on Borneo island, with 31 people still missing, media reports cited the country's search and rescue agency as saying on..
Reuters - Published

Indonesia says probing report of death of pregnant woman in Syrian camp

Indonesia is investigating a report that a pregnant Indonesian woman who had joined Islamic State died after allegedly being beaten and tortured in a refugee camp in Syria, a spokesman for the..
Reuters - Published

Indonesian volcano erupts near third-biggest city

A volcano erupted near Indonesia's third-biggest city of Bandung on Friday, sending ash several hundred meters into the air and triggering warnings for people to stay away.
Reuters - Published

Indonesia plans new rules to curb jump in imports of plastic waste

Indonesia plans tighter rules to combat a surge in imports of plastic waste, such as a registry of trash exporters and tougher border checks, officials said on Friday.
Reuters - Published

Indonesia's Pertamina says plugging undersea oil spill in Java will take weeks

Indonesia's state energy firm Pertamina said it will take weeks to plug an oil spill at its Offshore North West Java (ONWJ) facility, which has reached the northern coast of Java island, a director..
Reuters - Published

Applause as Indonesia pardons woman jailed after reporting harassment

Indonesia's parliament approved on Thursday an amnesty for a woman who was jailed after recording lewd phone calls from her boss in a case that has caused outrage and warnings that it could discourage..
Reuters - Published

U.S. blocks U.N. rebuke of Israeli demolition of Palestinian homes: diplomats

The United States on Wednesday blocked an attempt by Kuwait, Indonesia and South Africa to get the United Nations Security Council to condemn Israel's demolition of Palestinian homes on the outskirts..
Reuters - Published

Indonesia to close island in bid to save Komodo dragons

Indonesia plans to close its eastern island of Komodo to the public next year in a bid to conserve rare Komodo dragons, the largest living species of lizard, a provincial official said on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Indonesia says militant's arrest reveals plots, new Islamic State links

Indonesian police said on Tuesday a suspected militant arrested last week was plotting Independence Day bomb attacks and they suspect he was part of a network behind violence in the Philippines that..
Reuters - Published

Australians linked to drug trafficking operation in Bali

Indonesian authorities will reportedly speak to the media about the arrests of two Melbourne men after raids by police investigating a cocaine trafficking ring.
SBS - Published

Drug link to Aust pair held in Bali

Indonesian authorities will reportedly speak to the media about the arrests of two Melbourne men after raids by police investigating a cocaine trafficking ring.
SBS - Published

Indonesia suggests barter to help cover cost of jet project with South Korea

Indonesia is offering to pay South Korea its share of the cost of developing a fighter jet in the form of barter, state news agency Antara reported on Friday, as it tries to cut its exposure to the..
Reuters - Published

Malnutrition, disease kill at least 139 displaced in Indonesia's Papua - group

Thousands of people in Indonesia's easternmost province of Papua have been displaced by fighting between soldiers and separatists, and at least 139 of them have died from malnutrition and disease, an..
Reuters - Published

Garuda scraps inflight photo ban amid online uproar

Indonesian flag carrier Garuda withdrew a proposal to stop passengers taking photos in cabins on Wednesday after being mocked over a plan that was introduced after a travel blogger posted unflattering..
Reuters - Published

Indonesian president tells cities to build waste-to-energy plants

Indonesian President Joko Widodo has urged cities across the country to set up waste-to-energy plants this year to tackle the country's growing mountain of trash, according to a statement published on..
Reuters - Published

Quake causes panic in eastern Indonesia; one killed

A magnitude 7.3 earthquake struck the Moluccas islands in eastern Indonesia on Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) reported, killing one person and causing panic among residents.
Reuters - Published

Indonesia president pledges more infrastructure, investment in second term

Indonesia's recently re-elected President Joko Widodo on Sunday outlined his vision for a second term, pledging faster infrastructure development and more investment opportunities to create jobs and..
Reuters - Published

Quake with 7.3 magnitude strikes in eastern Indonesia: USGS

An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.3 struck southeast of the city of Ternate, in the Moluccas in the eastern area of Indonesia, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.
Reuters - Published

Indonesia grants clemency to Canadian teacher convicted of sex abuse

Indonesia has granted clemency to a Canadian teacher convicted of sexually abusing students, an official said on Friday, in a case that critics say was riddled with irregularities and threw a spotlight..
Reuters - Published

Indonesia looks east to expand Pacific diplomacy, trade

Indonesia will establish diplomatic relations with the Pacific states of Niue and Cook Islands while pursuing trade deals with Fiji and Papua New Guinea, Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi said on Friday,..
Reuters - Published

Families and Ethiopian farmers feel in the dark over Boeing's aid offer

A week after Boeing Co offered $100 million to help families and communities affected by the deadly crashes of its 737 MAX planes in Ethiopia and Indonesia, affected farmers in Ethiopia, victims'..
Reuters - Published

Indonesia to build country's longest bridge linking islands near Singapore

Indonesia plans to build a 7 km (4.35 mile) bridge to connect two islands in the Malacca Strait, close to Singapore, as part of efforts to develop industry and tourism in the area, the government said..
Reuters - Published

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