Indonesia

JAKARTA, Indonesia | As Asian Games host, Indonesia has more at stake than sport

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Indonesia is deploying 100,000 police and soldiers to provide security for the Asian Games, the biggest event ever held in its terror attack prone capital Jakarta, parts of which have been dramatically spruced up as the city readies to welcome tens of thousands of athletes and visitors. The 18th Asian Games, which … Continue reading JAKARTA, Indonesia | As Asian Games host, Indonesia has more at stake than sport

JAKARTA, Indonesia | Death toll from quake that hit Indonesian island passes 430

JAKARTA, Indonesia — The death toll from the earthquake that rocked the Indonesian island of Lombok a week ago has passed 430 and the government is estimating economic losses will exceed several hundred million dollars. The national disaster agency said Monday the Aug. 5 quake killed 436 people, most of whom died in collapsing buildings. … Continue reading JAKARTA, Indonesia | Death toll from quake that hit Indonesian island passes 430

U.S. Department of State News: Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Andrea L. Thompson Travels to Indonesia, Vietnam, and Australia

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State released the following statement: Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Andrea L. Thompson will travel to Indonesia, Vietnam, and Australia August 12-26, 2018. Under Secretary Thompson will meet with senior officials to discuss how the Department’s “T Family” -the Bureau of Arms Control, Verification, and … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Andrea L. Thompson Travels to Indonesia, Vietnam, and Australia

MATARAM, Indonesia | After Indonesia quake, a new worry: deadly aftershocks

MATARAM, Indonesia  — After a deadly earthquake devastated the Indonesian island of Lombok last weekend, Husni Handayani thought the worst was over. The powerful quake claimed hundreds of lives, wounded thousands more and displaced over 270,000 people. But it left her own home in the provincial capital, Mataram, still standing and nobody in her family … Continue reading MATARAM, Indonesia | After Indonesia quake, a new worry: deadly aftershocks

JAKARTA, Indonesia | Indonesian president picks cleric as running mate in 2019

JAKARTA, Indonesia — The battle lines for Indonesia’s 2019 presidential election were drawn Friday as the incumbent Joko “Jokowi” Widodo formally registered as a candidate after choosing a conservative Islamic cleric as his running mate. Jokowi, the first Indonesian president from outside the military and political elite, announced his vice-presidential candidate, Ma’ruf Amin, on Thursday … Continue reading JAKARTA, Indonesia | Indonesian president picks cleric as running mate in 2019

KAYANGAN, Indonesia | Destructive Indonesian quake leaves injured waiting for help

KAYANGAN, Indonesia  — Falling rubble instantly paralyzed Mary Andoni from the waist down when Indonesia was shaken by one of its deadliest earthquakes in years. But there was nobody in her destroyed village to get her the help she needed. There were too many other injured and dead. “It was overwhelming,” Andoni’s 35-year-old brother-in-law, Ilham, … Continue reading KAYANGAN, Indonesia | Destructive Indonesian quake leaves injured waiting for help

TANJUNG, Indonesia | Third strong earthquake shakes Lombok as death toll tops 300

TANJUNG, Indonesia  — The Indonesian island of Lombok was shaken by a third big earthquake in little more than a week Thursday as the official death toll from the most powerful of the quakes topped 300. The strong aftershock, measured at magnitude 5.9 by the U.S. Geological Survey, caused panic, damage to buildings, landslides and … Continue reading TANJUNG, Indonesia | Third strong earthquake shakes Lombok as death toll tops 300