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JAKARTA, Indonesia | Indonesia woman irked by mosque noise on trial for blasphemy

JAKARTA, Indonesia  — Indonesian prosecutors have demanded an 18-month prison term for a woman who was charged with blasphemy after she complained about the volume of a mosque’s loudspeakers. The ethnic Chinese defendant, Meiliana, 44, was arrested on May 18, about two years after her case triggered a riot in Tanjung Balai, a port town … Continue reading JAKARTA, Indonesia | Indonesia woman irked by mosque noise on trial for blasphemy

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

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

JAKARTA, Indonesia | The Latest: Earthquake buries faithful in Lombok mosque

JAKARTA, Indonesia — The Latest on an earthquake that struck Indonesia’s Lombok island (all times local): 2 p.m. An Indonesian disaster agency official says efforts to find victims in the rubble of a mosque collapsed by Sunday’s earthquake in north Lombok has been hampered by the lack of heavy equipment. National Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesman … Continue reading JAKARTA, Indonesia | The Latest: Earthquake buries faithful in Lombok mosque