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When disaster hits, Indonesia's Islamists are first to help

Jun 11, 2019

Indonesia's Islamic Defenders Front is known for vigilante actions against gays, Christmas decorations and prostitution, but over the past decade and a half has repurposed its militia into a force that's often first to help in times of disaster

Australian PM: WTO needs mending to keep up with the times

Jun 7, 2019

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison says the World Trade Organization needs mending to keep up with the times

Asian stocks mixed after Trump threatens Mexico tariffs

Jun 6, 2019

Asian markets mixed after Trump threatens to push ahead with tariffs on Mexican goods

China vows military action if Taiwan, sea claims opposed

Jun 2, 2019

China's defense minister is warning its military will "resolutely take action" to defend Beijing's claims over self-ruled Taiwan and disputed South China Sea waters

S. Korea urges restraint after North's missile test

Jun 1, 2019

South Korea's Defense Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo is fending off calls to step up pressure on North Korea after it test-fired missiles last month

Shanahan to call out China over South China Sea

May 31, 2019

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan says he will call out China's bad behavior in a speech Saturday, including what he termed the excessive militarization of manmade islands in the South China Sea.

S&P upgrades Indonesia credit after Widodo election win

May 31, 2019

Ratings agency Standard & Poor's has upgraded Indonesia's sovereign credit rating following the election of Joko Widodo to a second term as president

Pentagon nominee focuses on China despite Mideast tensions

May 29, 2019

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan arrived Wednesday in Asia on a high-profile weeklong trip that is intended to reinforce that China is the administration's main foreign policy priority

Challenge to Indonesia vote makes big claims, weak on proof

May 29, 2019

The court challenge to Indonesia's presidential election from the losing candidate claims the police, intelligence agency and other state institutions were biased in favor of the incumbent, but its evidence for fraud is mainly printouts of news articles

Police say 7 died in Indonesia election rioting

May 23, 2019

Police say seven people have died in election violence in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta

Politics

When disaster hits, Indonesia's Islamists are...

Jun 11, 2019

Indonesia's Islamic Defenders Front is known for vigilante actions against gays, Christmas...

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Challenge to Indonesia vote makes big claims,...

May 29, 2019

The court challenge to Indonesia's presidential election from the losing candidate claims the...

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6 die in Indonesia riots; Widodo says he won't...

May 22, 2019

Indonesian President Joko Widodo says authorities have the volatile situation in the country's...

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Brunei death penalty moratorium applied to new...

May 6, 2019

Brunei's sultan says a moratorium on capital punishment is in effect for new Shariah criminal laws...

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The Latest: Indonesia leader calls for unity...

Apr 17, 2019

Both candidates in Indonesia's presidential election have addressed supporters after preliminary...

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Malaysia won't join ICC over pressure from Muslim...

Apr 6, 2019

Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad says Malaysia won't ratify the Rome Statute of the International...

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