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Pompeo to visit Indonesia after spy plane rebuff

22 Oct 2020

JAKARTA U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will visit Indonesia next week, his first trip to the country since its leadership rejected a U.S. proposal to host its spy planes.

Pompeo to visit Indonesia after spy plane rebuff

22 Oct 2020

JAKARTA, Oct 22 U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will visit Indonesia next week, his first trip to the country since its leadership rejected a U.S. proposal to host its spy planes. Pompeo will address an Islamic youth group conference on religion and civilisation in Jakarta, Indonesia's foreign minister Retno Marsudi said on Thursday, without providing further details of his itinerary.

Indonesian activists push for full probe into Papua pastor shooting

22 Oct 2020

JAKARTA Indonesian activists called on Thursday for deeper investigation into the killing of a Papuan pastor, a day after a top security official said a government fact-finding mission had found signs of possible involvement by state forces.

Indonesia, Japan seek stronger security, economic ties in China's shadow

20 Oct 2020

JAKARTA Japan and Indonesia agreed on Tuesday to speed up talks on the export of Japanese defence gear and technology to Indonesia and to have their defence and foreign ministers meet soon, reflecting concern over China's regional assertiveness.

Indonesian president warns not to rush vaccines amid halal concern

19 Oct 2020

JAKARTA The president of the world's largest Muslim-majority nation, Joko Widodo, called on Monday for Indonesia not to rush the rollout of vaccines, citing concerns over public awareness about whether they were halal.

Indonesia police fire warning shots at Papua student protest

28 Sep 2020

JAKARTA Indonesian police fired warning shots on Monday during a protest in Papua by several hundred university students opposing plans to extend a special autonomy status that critics say has not done enough to help people in one the country's poorest areas.

Indonesia sees another daily record coronavirus cases, new clusters emerge

24 Sep 2020

JAKARTA Indonesia reported on Thursday its biggest daily rise of coronavirus cases for a second consecutive day as new clusters appeared, though epidemiologists said its low testing rates could be masking far greater infection numbers.

Indonesia president urged to delay regional polls over contagion threat

21 Sep 2020

JAKARTA Indonesian religious groups and experts, including a former vice president, are urging authorities to delay regional elections set for December, as coronavirus infections surge in the world's fourth most populous country.

Indonesian gravediggers under strain as COVID-19 burials surge in Jakarta

21 Sep 2020

JAKARTA Gravedigger Junaedi Bin Hakim toils until nearly midnight almost every day in a Jakarta cemetery, preparing plots for fellow Indonesians amid a renewed spike in coronavirus burials.

Indonesia capital eyes doubling of virus testing as cases soar

17 Sep 2020

(Governor's office corrects testing total in paragraph three to weekly, not daily)

World News

In final Trump-Biden showdown, less chaos but plenty of clashes

U.S. President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden offered sharply contrasting views on the still-raging coronavirus pandemic at Thursday's final presidential debate, seeking to persuade the few remaining undecided voters 12 days before their Nov. 3 contest.