Government And Politics

Police: Indonesia's security minister wounded in stabbing

Oct 10, 2019

Police say a knife-wielding man has wounded Indonesia's security minister, a local police chief and another person in a western province

Police: 2 die in violent Indonesian student protests

Sep 26, 2019

Indonesian police say two people have died in violent demonstrations by students against a new law that critics say cripples the country's anti-corruption agency

Death toll rises to 32 in protests in Indonesia's Papua

Sep 24, 2019

The death toll from violent protests in Indonesia's restive Papua province has risen to 32 after more bodies were found under burned buildings

Indonesia's president delays vote on new criminal code

Sep 20, 2019

Indonesian President Joko Widodo has asked lawmakers to delay a vote on a proposed new criminal code because of public opposition

Mugabe's body believed to be leaving Singapore for Zimbabwe

Sep 11, 2019

A vehicle believed to be carrying the body of former Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has left a Singapore funeral parlor

Iran: Lifting US sanctions will help salvage nuclear deal

Aug 29, 2019

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif says Iran's supreme leader will not meet President Donald Trump unless Washington halts its "economic terrorism" that has hurt ordinary Iranians

Indonesia to move capital from sinking Jakarta to Borneo

Aug 27, 2019

Indonesia's president says the country's capital will move from overcrowded, sinking and polluted Jakarta to a sparsely populated part of Borneo island, known for rainforests and orangutans

UN envoy challenges Malaysia's claim to near zero poverty

Aug 24, 2019

A U.N. special rapporteur has challenged Malaysia's claim to have nearly ended poverty, saying an estimated one in six people in the Southeast Asian country are still considered poor

Protesters burn parliament building in Indonesia's Papua

Aug 19, 2019

Thousands of protesters in Indonesia's West Papua province have set fire to a local parliament building

Judge postpones 2nd corruption trial of Malaysia's former PM

Aug 19, 2019

A judge has delayed by a week the second trial of former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak for alleged corruption linked to the multibillion-dollar looting of the 1MDB state investment fund

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