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US, Indonesia hold joint military drills amid China concerns

Aug. 03, 2022 05:03 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The United States and Indonesian militaries began annual joint combat exercises Wednesday on Indonesia’s Sumatra island, joined for the first time by participants from other partner nations, signaling stronger ties amid growing maritime activity by China in the...

Japan, Indonesia to boost naval security ties as China rises

Jul. 27, 2022 01:43 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The leaders of Japan and Indonesia agreed Wednesday to bolster their ties in maritime security and their cooperation on climate change, energy and investment between the Asian archipelago nations. Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, at a joint news conference after...

Indonesia's leader invites Chinese counterpart to G20 summit

Jul. 26, 2022 11:39 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Tuesday formally invited Chinese leader Xi Jinping to the Group of 20 summit in Bali this fall, although it's unclear whether he would attend in person. The invitation came during a meeting in Beijing where the two discussed...

Indonesia's Widodo to meet Xi on rare China trip before G20

Jul. 25, 2022 07:27 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Indonesian President Joko Widodo was heading to Beijing on Monday for a rare visit by a foreign leader under China's strict COVID-19 protocols and ahead of what could be the first overseas trip by Chinese President Xi Jinping since the start of the pandemic more than two years ago....

Milley: China more aggressive, dangerous to US, allies

Jul. 24, 2022 11:27 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The Chinese military has become significantly more aggressive and dangerous over the past five years, the top U.S. military officer said during a trip to the Indo-Pacific that included a stop Sunday in Indonesia. U.S. Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the...

Indonesian pilot dies after landing plane amid health issue

Jul. 21, 2022 07:30 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The pilot of a passenger airplane in Indonesia suffered a health emergency 15 minutes after take-off on Thursday and was forced to return to the airport before being rushed to a hospital where he later died. The Citilink Indonesia flight — an Airbus A320...

East Timor hopes to join ASEAN when Indonesia chairs in 2023

Jul. 19, 2022 05:37 AM EDT

BOGOR, Indonesia (AP) — East Timor’s President Jose Ramos-Horta in a meeting with his Indonesian counterpart on Tuesday said he hoped Asia’s youngest country could join the Association of Southeast Asian Nations next year. In a joint news conference with Indonesian President...

Indonesian military jet trainer crashes, killing its pilot

Jul. 18, 2022 22:26 PM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian military jet crashed on a nighttime training mission on the main island of Java, killing its pilot. The South Korean-made T-50i Golden Eagle was conducting tactical intercept training when it went down into bushes late Monday in Central Java...

Indonesia truck crash kills 11; police say brakes failed

Jul. 18, 2022 10:36 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An oil tanker truck smashed into cars and motorbikes near Indonesia’s capital on Monday after its brakes apparently malfunctioned, killing at least 11 people and leaving others injured, police said. The tanker truck, operated by Pertamina, Indonesia’s...

Australia, Indonesia commit to fight against FMD outbreak

Jul. 14, 2022 05:38 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Australia’s top agriculture official met with his Indonesian counterpart on Thursday to discuss ways to stop a foot-and-mouth disease outbreak that has infected hundreds of thousands of cattle in Indonesia and prevent the outbreak from spreading to Australia. ...