Tag Archives: Indonesia


Indonesia’s Habibie, president during transition to democracy, dies

09 September, 2019 11:03 pm 11:03 pm

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Former Indonesian president B.J. Habibie, who came to power during the country’s turbulent transition to democracy after former strongman leader Suharto stepped down in 1998, has died, his son said on Wednesday. An engineer by training, Habibie succeeded Suharto as Indonesia’s third president only months after becoming his deputy, just as the … Read More

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EU imposes duties of up to 18% on Indonesian biodiesel

08 August, 2019 9:51 am 9:51 am

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Commission imposed countervailing duties of 8% to 18% on imports of subsidised biodiesel from Indonesia, saying the move aimed to restore a level playing field for European Union producers. “The new import duties are imposed on a provisional basis and the investigation will continue with a possibility to impose definitive … Read More


PM Imran phones Indonesia’s president to discuss Kashmir situation

08 August, 2019 12:04 am 12:04 am

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Prime Minister Imran Khan phoned Indonesia’s president Joko Widodo on Sunday and apprised him of tense situation in Indian-occupied Kashmir. The premier took Indonesian president into confidence and conveyed his concerns about India’s nefarious designs in the held valley. During telephonic conversation, Imran Khan stressed that the international community is duty … Read More

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Millions lose power as Indonesia capital, parts of Java hit by blackout

08 August, 2019 7:18 pm 7:18 pm

JAKARTA (92 News) – Indonesia’s state power company PLN estimated on Sunday it would take several hours to restore power to Jakarta after a major blackout, blaming technical issues for cutting power to tens of millions of people in the capital and surrounding provinces. The power outage spread across areas that are home to more … Read More

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Strong earthquake kills at least one in Indonesia

08 August, 2019 8:50 am 8:50 am

JAKARTA (Reuters) – A powerful undersea earthquake that struck off the Indonesian islands of Sumatra and Java has killed at least one person and briefly displaced more than 1,000 coastal-dwellers who feared a tsunami, Indonesia’s disaster agency said on Saturday. Indonesia issued a tsunami warning within minutes of 6.8-magnitude quake on Friday night. The warning … Read More


Indonesia: Video footage of stealing hotel items by Indian family embarrass...

07 July, 2019 11:08 am 11:08 am

INDONESIA (Web Desk) – An Indian family was caught red-handed by a hotel staff while stealing their belongings and dumping them into their vehicle in Indonesia- an episode a video footage caught. The footage that went viral on social media sent a bad image of India across the world. In footage, the hotel staff and … Read More

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Six die, protests swell as Indonesia plunges into post-election unrest

05 May, 2019 5:48 pm 5:48 pm

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Demonstrations over the outcome of last month’s presidential election gripped Indonesia on Wednesday after an overnight face-off between police and protesters in which Jakarta’s governor said six people were killed. The riots followed an announcement on Tuesday by the General Election Commission (KPU) confirming that President Joko Widodo had beaten his challenger, … Read More

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Indonesia floods, landslides kill at least 29

04 April, 2019 8:15 am 8:15 am

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Landslides and floods triggered by torrential rain have killed at least 29 people in Indonesia, the disaster agency said on Monday, with thousands taking shelter in evacuation centers amid fears of disease. More than a dozen people were missing after the rain hit the province of Bengkulu, on the southwest side of … Read More

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More than 270 died from overwork-related illnesses in Indonesia elections

04 April, 2019 11:27 am 11:27 am

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Ten days after Indonesia held the world’s biggest single-day elections, more than 270 election staff have died, mostly of fatigue-related illnesses caused by long hours of work counting millions of ballot papers by hand, an official said on Sunday. The April 17 elections were the first time the country of 260 million … Read More

In world’s biggest one-day election, Indonesia votes for its presiden...

04 April, 2019 9:31 am 9:31 am

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesians voted on Wednesday to pick a new president and parliament after a six-month campaign in the sprawling equatorial archipelago dominated by economic issues but also marked by the growing influence of conservative Islam. The eight-hour vote across a country that stretches more than 5,000 km (3,000 miles) from its western to … Read More

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Indonesia lifts tsunami warning after magnitude 6.8 quake off Sulawesi

04 April, 2019 7:10 pm 7:10 pm

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia lifted a tsunami warning but urged people to remain vigilant and evacuate to higher ground after an earthquake of magnitude 6.8 struck off the coast of its island of Sulawesi. Indonesia suffered its highest death toll in natural disasters in more than a decade last year, following two major tsunamis and … Read More

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Flash floods kill at least 42 in Indonesia’s Papua province

03 March, 2019 8:43 am 8:43 am

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Flash floods in Indonesia’s easternmost province of Papua have killed at least 42 people and badly injured 21 others, a local disaster agency official told Reuters on Sunday. The Sentani area near the provincial capital Jayapura has been hit by torrential rain that triggered the floods, said the official, Cory Simbolon. At … Read More

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Overflowing dam kills at least 30 in Indonesia

01 January, 2019 3:08 pm 3:08 pm

JAKARTA (Reuters) – An overflowing dam has killed at least 30 people in Indonesia and forced thousands to flee their villages, authorities said on Thursday. Twenty-five people are missing. Indonesia’s disaster mitigation agency has set up temporary shelters and field kitchens for residents fleeing floodwaters over a meter high that inundated riverside settlements in South … Read More

WHO study likens palm oil lobbying to tobacco and alcohol industries

01 January, 2019 9:32 am 9:32 am

GENEVA (Reuters) – The palm oil industry is deploying tactics similar to those of the alcohol and tobacco industries to influence research into the health effects of its product, a study published by the World Health Organization said on Tuesday. Evidence of the health impact of palm oil is mixed, with some studies linking consumption … Read More

Volcano-triggered tsunami kills at least 168 in Indonesia, injures hundreds

12 December, 2018 8:13 am 8:13 am

JAKARTA (Reuters) – A tsunami killed at least 168 people on the Indonesian islands of Java and Sumatra and injured hundreds following an underwater landslide caused by the eruption of Krakatau, officials said on Sunday. Some 584 people were injured and hundreds of homes and other buildings were “heavily damaged” in the tsunami which struck … Read More