Indonesia

Sumatra plane passengers refuse to fly with stinking durian cargo

The fruit's notorious smell causes passengers outrage and they demand its removal from cargo before take-off.

Sumatra plane passengers refuse to fly with stinking durian cargo

Asia Pacific

Lion Air flight crash: Data recorder reveals malfunction

Relatives of victims asking why Boeing 737 MAX plane was allowed to fly despite problems with the flight control system.

Lion Air flight crash: Data recorder reveals malfunction

Indonesia

Indonesia starts review of Lion Air operations after fatal crash

Indonesian authorities will focus on airline's operating procedures and qualifications of flight crew.

Indonesia starts review of Lion Air operations after fatal crash

Singapore

Singapore's bid for UNESCO hawker food listing eats at neighbours

As regional rivals and food critics scoff, city-state is petitioning for UNESCO recognition of its street-fare culture.

Singapore's bid for UNESCO hawker food listing eats at neighbours

Indonesia

Divers see Lion Air jet fuselage, new 'ping' heard: official

Brand new Boeing 737 went down just minutes after takeoff from Jakarta early Monday, killing all 189 people on board.

Divers see Lion Air jet fuselage, new 'ping' heard: official

Indonesia

Divers recover crashed Lion Air's 'black box' from Indonesian sea

Brand new Boeing 737 went down just minutes after take-off from Jakarta early Monday, killing all 189 people on board.

Divers recover crashed Lion Air's 'black box' from Indonesian sea

Indonesia

Indonesia says may have found crashed plane's black box

Transport minister suspends Lion Air's technical director amid investigation into the crash that left 189 people dead.

Indonesia believes it has located Lion Air's fuselage, black box

Indonesia

Indonesia protests Saudi execution of domestic worker

Jakarta has filed an official protest after Saudi Arabia executed Tuti Tursilawati without notifying consular staff.

Indonesia protests Saudi execution of domestic worker

Indonesia

Indonesia plane crash: Wreckage of Lion Air jet believed found

Armed forces chief says possible seabed location of the downed aircraft may have been found after 189 were killed.

Indonesia plane crash: Wreckage of Lion Air jet believed found

Asia Pacific

Indonesia to check all Boeing 737 MAX jets after crash

Lion Air currently operates 10 737-MAX jets in its fleet while national carrier Garuda has one.

Indonesia to inspect all Boeing 737 MAX jets after Lion Air crash

Indonesia

Indonesian divers search for Lion Air black-box

Boeing 737 was almost brand new though it crashed in Indonesia shortly after take-off from Jakarta's airport.

Battle for Jerusalem

Indonesia warns Australia over possible embassy move in Israel

Australia should stick to policy of more than 40 years that its embassy be in Tel Aviv, not Jerusalem, says former PM.

Indonesia warns Australia over possible embassy move in Israel

Indonesia

All 189 on board crashed Indonesian jet feared dead

Boeing 737 with 189 people on board goes down into the Java Sea shortly after takeoff from the capital, Jakarta.

Indonesia

Indonesia disaster: Slow path to recovery on Sulawesi

Urgent need for shelter as rainy season looms and survivors battle with loss of loved ones and trauma of earthquake.

Sulawesi on slow path to recovery a month after disaster

Asia Pacific

One month since tsunami, health crisis persists in Palu

As Indonesia’s emergency response phase ends, life is back to normal in some areas. In others, much remains to be done.