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Indonesian police secure their headquarters in Medan, North Sumatra, on November 13, 2019, after a suspected suicide attack occurred during their morning roll call. – An explosion outside a police station in Indonesia may have been a suicide bombing, authorities and media reports said. (Photo by Rahmad SURYADI / AFP)

One dead, six injured in suicide bombing at police station

A suicide bomber blew himself up at a police station in Indonesia on Wednesday, killing himself and wounding six others, according to authorities who described the 24-year-old attacker as a “lone wolf”.

Ten ‘unlawfully killed’ in Indonesia election riots

Ten people, including several teenagers, were killed in Indonesia’s post-election riots, the human rights commission said Tuesday, as it accused police of beating up protesters.
Indonesia Joko Widodo

Indonesian president vows to improve human resources, infrastructure in second term

Indonesia President Joko Widodo said on Sunday that he would focus on human resources development, continuing the infrastructure development and simplifying bureaucracy to attain development programmes in his second presidential term.
Indonesia Joko Widodo

Indonesia beefs up security ahead of Sunday’s presidential inauguration

Indonesian authorities have beefed up security ahead of the inauguration ceremony of President Joko Widodo and his vice president-elect Ma’ruf Amin on Sunday, an official on Friday said.
Indonesian Ambassador to Nigeria, Dr Usra Hendra Harahap and Wife, Nenny, after receiving the Primaduta Award from President Joko Widodo in Jakarta, Indonesia, during the 34th Trade Expo Indonesia

Trade between Indonesia, Nigeria, 13 others hits $1 billion – envoy

The Indonesia Ambassador to Nigeria, Dr Usra Hendra Harahap, has disclosed that the volume of trade between Indonesia, Nigeria and 13 other African countries, has reached $1 billion.
Indonesia’s chief security minister Wiranto was stabbed by an attacker allegedly “exposed to Islamic State radicalism” as he was stepping into a vehicle on Thursday, police said, adding that a local police chief was also injured.

Indonesian security minister recovering after knife attack

Former general Wiranto, 72, was stepping out of a car when a man and a woman attacked him and two other people with him during a visit to the town of Pandeglang in Banten province on Thursday.
University students clash with police during a protest outside local parliament building in Makassar in Indonesia's South Sulawesi province, [Abriawan Abhe-Antara Foto via Reuters]

Indonesia protests: More than 80 students hurt in police clashes

More than 80 university students in Indonesia's capital were being treated in hospital on Wednesday, a day after violent clashes with police during protests triggered by a new law that critics say cripples the country's anti-corruption agency.
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Indonesia president urges delay in law banning sex outside marriage

Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Friday called for a delay in passing a new law that would outlaw gay and pre-marital sex after the controversial plan sparked a public outcry.

Couples flogged for public affection

A trio of canoodling couples was publicly flogged in Indonesia’s Aceh province on Thursday, charged with breaking local Islamic law that outlaws public displays of affection.
Indonesia Joko Widodo

Indonesian president announces relocation of new capital

Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Monday announced the relocation of the new national capital to replace sinking and traffic-clogged Jakarta.

Rape: Man to face castration

An Indonesian man named Muh Aris bin Syukur from the city of Mojokerto in East Java was sentenced with chemical castration for the rape of nine children in a landmark ruling for the country.
Several demonstrators have been injured and dozens detained as Indonesian authorities crack down on separatist protests in the West Papua region, according to witnesses, but the police strongly deny anyone was wounded.

Witnesses: Dozens wounded, detained in West Papua crackdown

Several demonstrators have been injured and dozens detained as Indonesian authorities crack down on separatist protests in the West Papua region, according to witnesses, but the police strongly deny anyone was wounded.
Locals shout at riot police as they chase protesters down Nathan Road in Mong Kok in Hong Kong on Aug 17, 2019. (Photo- Reuters-Thomas Peter)

Protests: Indonesia blocks internet in Papua

Indonesia has cut off internet access in eastern Papua to prevent provocative posts online from fuelling violence, after protesters torched buildings, a market and a prison over mistreatment of students and perceived ethnic discrimination, Reuters reports.
Indonesia's President Joko Widodo

Indonesian leader reaffirms plan to move capital from sinking Jakarta

The Indonesian President, Joko Widodo, on Thursday reaffirmed that the country’s capital would be moved to Borneo island from sinking and traffic-clogged Jakarta.
Baiq Nuril Maknun's ordeal began years ago when as a temporary teacher at a school on Lombok island she began receiving telephone calls from its headteacher describing his sexual relationship with another woman.

Indonesian woman who recorded boss’s lewd call gets jail reprieve

A woman facing six months in prison in Indonesia for recording a lewd phone call by her boss as evidence she was being harassed is expected to receive a presidential amnesty after an outcry over the sentence.
Indonesia Joko Widodo

Protest: Indonesian troops flood Jakarta streets

Tens of thousands Indonesian troops were deployed on the streets of the capital Jakarta Thursday, as a deadline approached for a presidential challenger to file an appeal over claims of widespread cheating in last month’s election.
Indonesia's President Joko Widodo

Indonesia approves plan to move capital out of Jakarta

The Indonesian President has signed off on a plan to move the capital outside of the country’s most populous island.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Thursday declared victory in a presidential election to lead the world's third-largest democracy, but his challenger also claimed he won and complained of widespread cheating.

Indonesia’s presidential rivals both declare election win

Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Thursday declared victory in a presidential election to lead the world's third-largest democracy, but his challenger also claimed he won and complained of widespread cheating.

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