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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 267 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 police link suicide bombing to Islamic State-inspired group

Indonesian anti-terrorism officers shot dead two suspected bomb makers during a raid on the weekend and arrested more than a dozen as authorities linked a suicide bombing last week to an Islamic..
Reuters - Published

Indonesia lifts tsunami alert after powerful quake causes panic

A powerful earthquake struck near Indonesia's Moluccas islands on Thursday, prompting panicked residents to flee to higher ground, though a tsunami alert was later lifted and there were no immediate..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Indonesia


Microplastics on the menu for manta rays and whale sharks [Video]Microplastics on the menu for manta rays and whale sharks

Reef manta rays and whale sharks accidentally ingest harmful microplastics that pollute Indonesian waters, according to new research. These large filter-feeders swallow hundreds to thousands of cubic..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:53Published

13 Years After Man Is Executed, Judge Refuses To Let DNA Be Examined [Video]13 Years After Man Is Executed, Judge Refuses To Let DNA Be Examined

The daughter of a man executed 13 years ago for murder does not have the right to seek DNA testing in the case. It's the first time DNA evidence has been requested from a person who had already been..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:43Published

Students unite the resistance in Indonesia [Video]Students unite the resistance in Indonesia

A 22 year-old university student has emerged as a key leader of protests in Indonesia. Although mass rallies have lost some traction recently, Manik Marganamahendra isn't ready to give up, and is..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:50Published

Could this watch help us beat smartphone addiction? [Video]Could this watch help us beat smartphone addiction?

Meet the Indonesian university students helping to beat smartphone addiction - with a watch. Emer McCarthy reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:31Published

Papuans commemorate 1998 massacre amid Indonesia crackdown [Video]Papuans commemorate 1998 massacre amid Indonesia crackdown

Amid ongoing police brutality against minority ethnic group, Papuans living in exile in Australia have put together a book and a music album describing a major massacre.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:57Published

How 'mushroom leather' is used to make eco-friendly watch straps [Video]How 'mushroom leather' is used to make eco-friendly watch straps

A watchmaker in Indonesia's Bandung has worked with a local start-up to make mushrooms wearable by creating a sustainable form of leather, as head of research at Mycotech, Erlambang Ajidarma, explains...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:33Published

Loved ones, pilots were in 'flying coffins': Blumenthal to Boeing CEO [Video]Loved ones, pilots were in 'flying coffins': Blumenthal to Boeing CEO

Democratic U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal asks the families of those killed in two fatal 737 MAX crashes to stand and hold up images of their loved ones during a hearing on Capitol Hill with Boeing..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:06Published

Five Reasons To Have A Simple Courthouse Wedding [Video]Five Reasons To Have A Simple Courthouse Wedding

1. You save money. The average wedding costs more than $38,000. 2. There is less stress involved. 3. The process is quick and painless. 4. Some city houses have beautiful architecture and have a rich..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Indonesia recommends redesign, training after 737 MAX crash [Video]Indonesia recommends redesign, training after 737 MAX crash

Seattle Times says investigators called for closer scrutiny of automated systems with report to be released on Friday.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:06Published

Indonesia's Widodo appoints archival as defence minister [Video]Indonesia's Widodo appoints archival as defence minister

Controversial former army general who twice failed to win presidency named defence minister.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:35Published

Families told design flaws to blame for Lion Air crash [Video]Families told design flaws to blame for Lion Air crash

Mechanical and design issues contributed to the crash of a Lion Air 737 MAX jet last October, Indonesian investigators told victims' families in a briefing on Wednesday ahead of the release of a final..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:03Published

Boeing may face billions more losses - analysts [Video]Boeing may face billions more losses - analysts

Boeing may have to book billions of dollars in additional charges, two brokerages said on Monday, following latest developments around the planemaker's grounded 737 MAX jet. David Pollard reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:38Published

Susanti Rahayu sets new speed climbing world record [Video]Susanti Rahayu sets new speed climbing world record

New world record set in speed climbing event

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:49Published

Indonesia's President Joko Widodo sworn in for final term [Video]Indonesia's President Joko Widodo sworn in for final term

Oath ceremony in Jakarta takes place under heavy security as Widodo starts his second term with a series of challenges.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:30Published

FAA failed to properly review 737 MAX: report [Video]FAA failed to properly review 737 MAX: report

A panel of international air safety regulators on Friday harshly criticized the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration’s review of a safety system on Boeing’s 737 MAX airliner that was later tied to..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:36Published

Unmarried couple frets over Indonesia's sex ban [Video]Unmarried couple frets over Indonesia's sex ban

After 13 years together, one middle-aged Indonesian couple is worried. Their relationship is neither legal nor official, and a controversial new penal code to be discussed in parliament could make them..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:35Published

Indonesia: Thousands evacuated after violent protests in Papua [Video]Indonesia: Thousands evacuated after violent protests in Papua

At least 33 people were killed and dozens injured in Wamena town amid racially-charged violent protests last week.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:56Published

Indonesia MPs sworn-in after mass protests, arrests [Video]Indonesia MPs sworn-in after mass protests, arrests

Indonesians have demonstrated nationwide for the past week against proposed laws that they say would curtail freedoms and cripple efforts to stop corruption.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:46Published

Sick orangutan rescued from wild fires [Video]Sick orangutan rescued from wild fires

An orangutan that was stranded and starved after getting caught up in forest fires in Indonesia has been rescued. The young male had wandered into a rubber plantation in search of food. The orangutan..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:07Published

Drone images show damage one year after Indonesia earthquake, tsunami [Video]Drone images show damage one year after Indonesia earthquake, tsunami

Aerial footage filmed this month and released by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reveals the severe damage that still remains nearly one year after the devastating..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

Indonesia protests: Hundreds hurt in student-police clashes [Video]Indonesia protests: Hundreds hurt in student-police clashes

Broken bones, head injuries reported after changes to anti-corruption agency fuelled mass protests across archipelago.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:44Published

Indonesia urges against Papua unrest amid pro-freedom protests [Video]Indonesia urges against Papua unrest amid pro-freedom protests

At least 30 people were killed and dozens injured on Monday when protesters set fire to government buildings, shops and homes.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:40Published

Boeing's offer to crash victims' kin slammed as 'publicity stunt' [Video]Boeing's offer to crash victims' kin slammed as 'publicity stunt'

About $140,000 is to be paid to each claimant after 346 people were killed in the 737 MAX disasters in Indonesia and Ethiopia.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:04Published

Police fire water canons as Indonesians rally against new penal code [Video]Police fire water canons as Indonesians rally against new penal code

Indonesian police fired tear gas and water cannons in Jakarta to disperse thousands of rock-throwing students protesting a new law that they say has crippled Indonesia's anti-corruption agency

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

 

Magnitude 7.4 quake strikes near Moluccas, Indonesia: USGS

An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.4 has struck 134 kilometers northwest of Temate, Moluccas, Indonesia, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
Reuters - Published

Indonesia barred Cambodia's Rainsy from flight to Jakarta: airline

Malaysia Airlines said on Wednesday it had barred veteran Cambodian opposition figure Sam Rainsy from a flight from Kuala Lumpur to the Indonesian capital Jakarta on the instruction of Indonesian..
Reuters - Published

Student bomber dies in attack outside police office in Indonesia

A 24-year-old university student blew himself up outside police headquarters in the Indonesian city of Medan on Wednesday, wounding six people, just a month after an Islamist militant attacked a former..
Reuters - Published

Suspected suicide bombing at police headquarters in Indonesia's Medan

A blast outside the police headquarters in the Indonesian city of Medan in North Sumatra is a suspected suicide bombing, a police spokesman said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Indonesia urges public to report civil servants over 'radical' content

Indonesia launched a website on Tuesday that would allow the public to report "radical" content posted by civil servants, as authorities in the world's biggest Muslim-majority country push to combat..
Reuters - Published

Murder of Indonesia palm oil activists shows growing threat, rights groups say

The murder of two Indonesian activists, which police say was ordered by a palm oil businessman, highlights the escalating violence and threats faced by environmentalists who challenge the industry,..
Reuters - Published

Anger on campus: Behind the student protests that have rocked Indonesia

He was once a boy scout and member of a patriotic flag-raising team in high school.
Reuters - Published

Malaysia detains Cambodian opposition leader Mu Sochua

Malaysian authorities have detained an official of a banned Cambodian opposition party, rights officials said on Thursday, after neighboring Thailand blocked her bid to return home and Cambodia sought..
Reuters - Published

Former head of Indonesia state power firm cleared in graft case

A former chief executive of Indonesian state electricity utility Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) [PLNEG.UL] has been cleared in a graft case related to a power plant project, a judge at the country's..
Reuters - Published

Indonesian from Islamic advisory body caned for adultery

An Indonesian man who worked for a clerical organization that advises a local government on Islamic law has been caned in public for adultery, an official said.
Reuters - Published

Indonesia president says no plan to drop controversial anti-graft bill

Indonesian President Joko Widodo said on Friday he had no plan to revoke a new law that critics fear could curb the powers of the country's anti-corruption agency and that has triggered nationwide..
Reuters - Published

Indonesia threatens to report countries for refusing to take back waste

Indonesia's environment ministry said on Thursday it would report countries to the Basel Convention, an international treaty on waste reduction, if they refused to accept waste shipments sent back to..
Reuters - Published

Indonesian president opens bridge in Papua amid efforts to quell unrest

Indonesian President Joko Widodo will officially open a new $128 million bridge in Papua on Monday amid a renewed pledge to develop one of the country's poorest regions, which has seen a spike in..
Reuters - Published

Boeing completes year of turmoil with promise to Indonesia on 737 MAX crash

Boeing Co on Friday promised to act on safety recommendations for its 737 MAX aircraft made in a new report by Indonesian investigators on the deadly Lion Air crash a year ago.
Reuters - Published

Indonesia report on 737 MAX crash faults Boeing design, says Lion Air made mistakes

Boeing , acting without adequate oversight from U.S. regulators, failed to grasp risks in the design of cockpit software on its 737 MAX airliner, sowing the seeds for a Lion Air crash that also..
Reuters - Published

Boeing says it is addressing Indonesia's safety guidance on Lion Air crash

Boeing Co said on Friday it is addressing Indonesia's safety recommendations following calls for better cockpit systems and oversight by U.S. regulators, and after the country blamed design flaws for a..
Reuters - Published

Indonesia's report on 737 MAX crash recommends redesign, better training

Indonesia has recommended closer scrutiny of automated control systems, better design of flight deck alerts and accounting for a more diverse pilot population in the wake of a Boeing 737 MAX crash,..
Reuters - Published

Indonesia president tells cabinet to fix regulations, create jobs

Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Thursday ordered his new cabinet members to simplify the country's regulatory framework within their first month in office, stressing the new administration's..
Reuters - Published

Indonesia president taps opposition, start-up founder for new cabinet

Indonesian President Joko Widodo announced his second-term cabinet on Wednesday, retaining former World Bank executive Sri Mulyani Indrawati as finance minister and tapping the opposition leader as he..
Reuters - Published

Widodo's gamble: Indonesia president includes fierce rival in cabinet

Indonesian President Joko Widodo took what appeared to be his biggest political gamble on Wednesday by including former general Prabowo Subianto in the cabinet, his main rival who has long harbored..
Reuters - Published

Indonesia cabinet includes president's rival, startup founder

Indonesian President Joko Widodo unveiled his cabinet for a second term on Wednesday, retaining former World Bank executive Sri Mulyani Indrawati as finance minister and tapping the leader of the..
Reuters - Published

Factbox: Policy challenges for Indonesia's Widodo in second term

Indonesian President Joko Widodo unveiled his cabinet for a second term on Wednesday, retaining former World Bank executive Sri Mulyani Indrawati as finance minister and including the leader of the..
Reuters - Published

Factbox: Key economic appointments in Indonesia's new cabinet

Indonesian President Joko Widodo unveiled his cabinet for a second term on Wednesday, retaining Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati at the core of his economic team but also bringing in some new..
Reuters - Published

Indonesia cabinet unveiled, taps opposition and Gojek founder

Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Wednesday unveiled his new cabinet for a second term, picking former industry minister Airlangga Hartarto to head his economic team and retaining economist Sri..
Reuters - Published

Indonesian human rights lawyer Koman refuses to be cowed on Papua

Veronica Koman, a human rights lawyer sought by Indonesian police over Twitter posts authorities blame for fanning unrest in the Papua region, has a tattoo on each wrist.
Reuters - Published

Indonesia's Indrawati to stay on as finance minister, cheering rupiah

Indonesian Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati said on Tuesday she had been asked by President Joko Widodo to stay in her post in his new cabinet, and the rupiah strengthened on expectations fiscal..
Reuters - Published

Indonesia's Widodo retains Sri Mulyani Indrawati as finance minister

Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Tuesday asked Sri Mulyani Indrawati to continue in her role as finance minister of Southeast Asia's biggest economy during his second five-year term in office,..
Reuters - Published

Lion Air 737 MAX families set for crash report briefing

Indonesia plans to share a final report into a deadly Boeing Co 737 MAX crash with the families of victims on Wednesday, according to a spokesman for the country's air accident investigator.
Reuters - Published

Indonesia to share final 737 MAX crash report with victims' families on Wednesday

Indonesia plans to share a final report into a deadly Boeing Co 737 MAX crash with the families of victims on Wednesday, according to a spokesman for the country's air accident investigator.
Reuters - Published

Indonesia president targets 'innovative' cabinet, taps Gojek CEO

Indonesian President Joko Widodo said on Monday he wanted "innovative" ministers in his cabinet for a second term, as the co-founder of tech startup Gojek said he would join and a former chairman of..
Reuters - Published

Gojek CEO quits to join Indonesian cabinet, replacements named

Gojek CEO and co-founder Nadiem Makarim said on Monday he had resigned to join Indonesia's cabinet, and the ride-hailing and payments company said two senior officials would jointly take over running..
Reuters - Published

Gojek CEO Makarim quits, says will join Indonesia's cabinet

Gojek CEO and co-founder Nadiem Makarim said on Monday he had resigned from the ride-hailing and payments company to join the cabinet of Indonesian President Joko Widodo, raising questions over who..
Reuters - Published

Indonesia president may delay cabinet announcement to Wednesday

Indonesian President Joko Widodo may delay announcing his cabinet until Wednesday morning, according to Mahfud MD, a former head of the Constitutional Court, who said he was interviewed for a post at..
Reuters - Published

Scott Morrison downplays strained ties after meeting Chinese vice-president

Scott Morrison has met with China’s Vice President on the sidelines of his visit to Indonesia, downplaying strained ties with Australia's major trading partner.
SBS - Published

Scott Morrison backs 'clear understanding' with China in surprise meeting

Scott Morrison has met with China’s Vice President on the sidelines of his visit to Indonesia, downplaying strained ties with Australia's major trading partner.
SBS - Published

Indonesia's Widodo faces test on reform credentials in second term

Indonesian President Joko Widodo was sworn in on Sunday for a second five-year term leading the world's third-biggest democracy, after an election dominated by economic issues but also the growing..
Reuters - Published

Indonesian president pledges to improve human resources, job creation

Indonesian President Joko Widodo said on Sunday he would make improving human resources his top priority in a second term in office to help lay the foundation for making the economy among the world's..
Reuters - Published

Indonesia's Joko Widodo sworn in for second term as president

Indonesian President Joko Widodo was sworn in on Sunday for a second five-year term as president, leading the world's third-biggest democracy after a first term marked by heavy infrastructure spending.
Reuters - Published

Scott Morrison praises Joko Widodo as Indonesian leader is inaugurated

Indonesian President Joko Widodo has kicked off a fresh term today in a ceremony attended by a string of foreign leaders, including Prime Minister Scott Morrison.
SBS - Published

Trade top of the agenda as Scott Morrison attends Indonesian leader's inauguration

Scott Morrison will attend the Presidential inauguration of Indonesian leader Joko Widodo, which is expected to get underway in a matter of hours.
SBS - Published

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