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Clandestine hotel room sex, money laundering and huge bribes to import beef evokes a seedy, criminal underworld rather than conservative politicians in the world's most populous Muslim nation. But they all feature in a racy scandal that has shattered
One of Indonesia's main Islamic political groups said it will seek a broad coalition of Islamic parties to put forward a presidential candidate for next year's election. Arwani Thomafi, deputy secretary-general of the United Development Party --
Indonesia is encouraging the United States to invest in shale gas exploration in the Southeastern Asian country. Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Jero Wacik said the government hopes the United States will transfer technology to develop shale
Indonesia Each day, Joko Widodo, the governor of Jakarta, does something practically unheard-of among Indonesia's political elite: he ventures into the streets to speak with the people who elected him. Most times, he is mobbed as he wanders through
24 July 2013 0 View comments Burglar Kojek Mista fed the child and rocked him in his arms until he fell asleep during the raid (file picture) A violent armed robber who broke into a house interrupted his crime to feed and cradle a crying baby. The
3/5/2013 by Eriq Gardner The pop star was pulled from a concert in Indonesia last year amid a mounting protest from various Islamic or other groups. Now Live Nation LGTours says it has suffered substantial damage. Lady Gaga recently had to back out
Police say they have rescued a singer's 10-year-old daughter, who had been held hostage for more than a week in Indonesia. The Jakarta Globe said authorities are now investigating whether the kidnappers have links to terrorists.
Heavy flooding in the Indonesian capital this week has killed 12 people, driven thousands from their homes and paralyzed the sprawling city -- and officials are warning that more water is on its way. Caused by unusually strong monsoon rains, the
A city in Indonesia's Islamic law stronghold of Aceh will ban women from straddling male drivers on motorbikes, its mayor said on January 2, dubbing the position 'improper'. Jakarta, Indonesia (CNN) -- The central government may step in to stop a
ON Monday, Malaysian Ambassador to Indonesia Datuk Syed Munshe Afdzaruddin Syed Hassan paid a courtesy call on newly-elected Jakarta governor Joko Widodo . The governor is popular with the Indonesian media but that day he had to take a step back...