Indonesia rejects French death row inmate's last appeal

Court says it will not overturn President Joko Widodo's decision to deny clemency for drug offender Serge Atlaoui.

Death penalty

Executing drug dealers in Southeast Asia

Over the past decade some governments have abolished drug-related executions while others revived the death penalty.


Indonesians rally for football league's restoration

Football fans want president to step in and overturn sport minister's decision to suspend the domestic league.


Indonesia informs foreign drug convicts of execution

Eight foreigners and one Indonesian notified they will face firing squad within days despite international condemnation.

Asia Pacific

Indonesia rejects Australia's offer to save smugglers

Jakarta says offer to exchange prisoners with view to save lives of two Australians awaiting execution is not balanced.


Indonesia's ambitious social reforms launched

New social security programmes targeting tens-of-millions of the country's poorest are the largest in the world.


Indonesia's President Widodo sworn in

Former furniture salesman faces political struggle as he becomes first leader not born into country's elite.


The quiet charisma of Joko Widodo

The Jakarta governor hopes to win Indonesia presidency by portraying himself as a fresh-faced man of the people.

101 East

Indonesia's rock governor

We go behind the scenes with the man tipped to become Indonesia's next president – governor of Jakarta, Joko Widodo.