Indonesia

Obama visits Bali, expected to promote Indonesian tourism

Former President Obama and his family landed on the resort island of Bali in Indonesia on Friday to begin a nine-day trip to the country that Obama …

South-east Asia

Indonesian policeman killed in attack by Islamist militants; one suspect shot dead

An Indonesian police officer was stabbed and later died of his wounds in an attack by suspected Islamist militants in the city of Medan, a police …

Islamic State (ISIS)

East Timor returns 2 foreign inmates who escaped Bali prison

Authorities in East Timor on Saturday returned two foreign inmates who escaped from a prison in neighboring Indonesia's resort island of …

South-east Asia

Obamas touch down in Bali for luxury villa stay

HE’S been kitesurfing in the Virgin Islands with Richard Branson, partying in his home state of Hawaii with Oprah Winfrey and island-hopping in …

Richard Branson

Australia welcomes charges against alleged Bali bombing mastermind

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia on Saturday welcomed charges against a Guantanamo Bay prisoner accused of masterminding the 2002 Bali bombings in which 202 people were killed, including 88 Australians.<p>Indonesian-born militant Riduan Isamuddin, also known as Hambali, is accused of overseeing the 2002 …

Terrorism

Bali welcomes Barack Obama and family

Former US president Barack Obama is currently enjoying some down time in Bali.<p>Obama is reportedly staying at the Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan …

Watch: Indonesia’s love for vintage Indian cinema is a happy accident for Bollywood

Mobile cinemas are bringing Bollywood movies long out of circulation to Indonesia’s remote villages.<p>by<p>Published an hour ago<p><i>We welcome your comments</i> …

Bollywood

Bali Day Trip to Nusa Penida

Nusa Penida is a small island on the southeast coast of Bali, next to Nusa Lembongan. Both are must sees for those who desire a break from the …

Asia Travel

TV2U scores major Indonesia contract

TV2U International will provide its technology, know-how and access to content to PT PGAS TELEKOMUNIKASI NUSANTARA, Indonesia's largest telecoms …

South-east Asia

On Jungle Roads, Jokowi Reboots With Eye on 2019 Indonesia Vote - Bloomberg

Sitting on a Kawasaki dirt bike with a camera fastened to his helmet, Indonesia President Joko Widodo led an entourage last month to inspect …

South-east Asia

Touted sea change in Indonesia shipping network may hit choppy waters

JAKARTA (Reuters) - With its towering new cranes and wharves that can handle some of the world's biggest ships, Indonesia's main international port …

South-east Asia

Bali with children: seven things to keep the kids happy

There’s no doubt that Bali has all the ingredients for a relaxing holiday. What is entertaining for grown-ups, however, might not always be fun for kids.<p>Not to worry, the island of the gods offers a wide range of activities sure to put smiles on the dials of families with children in tow. From …

Kids

7 of Indonesia’s greatest wildlife experiences

From the orangutans of Borneo to the endangered Javan rhinoceros, Indonesia is renowned for its unique wildlife. Here are 7 experiences you won’t …

South-east Asia

Obama Arrives in Bali for a Family Vacation

It's back to Indonesia, where the former president spent some of his youth.<p>Eight years is a long time to hold down a stressful job—so when presidents finally vacate the Oval Office, they usually take some much-needed vacation. Former President Barack Obama is no exception, having spent a few days …

Asia Travel

Sate Lilit - Balinese Minced Port Satays

Introducing Sate Lilit: These bite-sized Balinese morsels are going to change your life. Made with minced pork (or tuna or chicken), these easy …

South-east Asia

Indonesian police arrest dozens after suicide bombings

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Indonesian police announced Thursday they have arrested 41 suspected militants following last month’s twin suicide bombings in …

Terrorism

Militaries Huddle to Head Off Islamic State in Southeast Asia

MANILA, Philippines—Three Southeast Asian nations pushed for better counterterrorism coordination amid a battle between government troops and Islamic State-aligned militants in the southern Philippines.<p>Military and police chiefs and foreign ministers from the Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia on …

Islamic State (ISIS)

What You Should Know About The Gili Islands

The Gili Islands are three tiny islands off the northwest coast of Lombok, Indonesia, aka Bali’s neighbor to the east. “The Gili Islands are how Bali …

South-east Asia

Indonesia's 7-Eleven operator to shut all stores

JAKARTA -- Modern Internasional, the parent company of Indonesia's 7-Eleven franchise operator, on Thursday said it would close all of the unit's …

South-east Asia

Bali prison escapees found at luxury resort 700 miles away

Two of the men who escaped from Bali’s Kerobokan jail have reportedly been found at a luxury resort that offers “romantic weddings” and conference …

Crime

Motorbikes go for free: how Indonesia is trying to save lives over Islamic holiday

<b>Jakarta:</b> In a tent proudly striped with the red-and-white bands of the Indonesian flag, Imas sits patiently, waiting for his turn to show his …

South-east Asia

Unilever Indonesia secures Rp 3 trillion standby loan for expansion

Publicly listed consumer goods giant PT Unilever Indonesia (UNVR) has secured a standby loan worth Rp 3 trillion (US$225 million) from Unilever …

South-east Asia

Two prisoners who escaped from Bali's Kerobokan jail arrested in East Timor

<b>Jakarta:</b> Two of the prisoners who escaped from Bali's Kerobokan jail on Monday have been arrested at a luxury resort in Dili, the capital of East …

Crime

New Jakarta co-working space links government with startups

Photo credit: JSCHive.EV Hive and Jakarta’s Smart City program have launched a joint co-working space in the capital. It was officially inaugurated …

Jakarta

Facebook gets nod for local unit in Indonesia

Facebook has gotten an in-principle approval to set up a local unit in Indonesia, according to a Reuters report.<p>The government is currently …

South-east Asia

Indonesia's largest Muslim youth group plans to tackle extremism through humanitarian declaration

KUALA LUMPUR: An Indonesian doctor on Sumatra island and a teenager in Jakarta fled from their homes last month in fear of vigilantes from the …

Islam

Padang Padang produces perfection as Indo pumps

It's no secret that from May to September there are few environments around the world richer in waves than the Indonesian archipelago. Whether you're …

Surfing

Indonesian Islamic sect say they’re ‘denied state IDs’ over their beliefs

JAKARTA, Indonesia (Reuters) – Members of an Indonesian Islamic sect have issued a complaint that their human rights were breached by a local …

South-east Asia

Indonesian priests appeal to Vatican after accusing bishop of embezzlement

A group of priests in Indonesia’s Ruteng Diocese appealed to the Vatican to intervene and resolve a dispute with their bishop, whom they accuse of …

Christianity

Duterte to ask Widodo about Indonesian fighters in Mindanao

President Rodrigo Duterte said on Wednesday that he expected to talk over the phone to Indonesian President Joko Widodo to discuss the reported …

Philippines