Asia Pacific

Flight of people from near Bali volcano continues

More than 75,000 people evacuated from areas near Indonesia's Mount Agung volcano amid warnings its eruption is imminent.

Asia Pacific

Villages empty out as Bali's volcano becomes active

State of natural disaster declared on Indonesian island where a volcano is expected to erupt for the first time in more than 50 years.

Asia Pacific

Tens of thousands flee rumbling Bali volcano

Officials tell people to stay at least 9km away from Mount Agung, which has been rumbling since August.

Asia Pacific

Indonesian doctors train midwives to minimise birth complications

Obstetricians in Indonesia are trying to change traditional habits to save the lives of thousands of mothers and their babies. The World Health Organisation estimates that one Indonesian woman dies every hour while giving birth.

Rohingya

Indonesia FM to urge Myanmar to halt Rohingya violence

Foreign minister deployed to hold 'intensive communications' as anger grows in world's most populous Muslim nation.

Indonesia FM to urge Myanmar to halt Rohingya violence

Indonesia

Indonesia in flag flap with Malaysia at Games

Southeast Asian Games organisers print Indonesia flag upside down in guidebook, sparking anger on social media.

Indonesia in flag flap with Malaysia at Games

Asia Pacific

Duterte on 'bloodiest' drug raids: 'That's beautiful'

Philippine president showers praise on police, who killed 32 suspects in the bloodiest drug raids near capital Manila.

Duterte lauds bloody drug raids in Bulacan state

Asia Pacific

Philippines: 32 killed in bloodiest night of 'drug war'

Police slaughter dozens of suspected drug dealers and arrest more than 100 in raids near the capital, Manila.

Philippine police kill 32 drug suspects in one day

Asia Pacific

Amnesty sounds alarm as Indonesia slays drug suspects

As police kill 60 people in 2016 compared to 18 last year, group says country could be following Philippines' footsteps.

Amnesty sounds alarm as Indonesia slays drug suspects

Asia Pacific

Witness in Indonesia corruption case commits suicide

Johannes Marliem told a witness protection agency he was worried about his safety weeks before his death in Los Angeles.

Witness in Indonesia corruption case commits suicide

Asia Pacific

Indonesia to lift ban on Telegram app

Indonesia and encrypted messaging service Telegram set procedures to stamp out 'terrorist propaganda' on the platform.

Indonesia to lift ban on Telegram app

Opinion

Why Jokowi's war on drugs is doing more harm than good

Following Duterte's violent approach to drug trafficking will not solve Indonesia's drug problem.

Claudia Stoicescu

by Claudia Stoicescu

Claudia Stoicescu

Asia Pacific

Afghan asylum seekers forced to live on Jakarta's streets

Asylum seekers from Afghanistan are being forced to live on the streets of the Indonesian capital, because of a lack of humanitarian aid.

Asia Pacific

Indonesia president: Police should shoot drug dealers

Joko Widodo supports increasing use of force against suspected drug traffickers as country faces 'narcotics emergency'.

Joko Widodo: Police should shoot suspected drug dealers

Asia Pacific

Indonesia bans Islamic group 'to protect unity'

Move against Hizb ut-Tahrir follows controversial decree allowing officials to disband groups threatening national unity

Hizb ut-Tahrir Indonesia banned 'to protect unity'