Latest Jakarta News

Instagram celebrity Millen Cyrus, center, is escorted by Indonesian police as she is presented to the media during a press conference in Jakarta, Indonesia, Monday, Nov. 23, 2020. Indonesian Police moved the trans woman Instagram celebrity to a special cell after the public outrage on social medias related to her initial placement at male detention cell  after the police arrested her for drug abuse. (AP Photo)

Indonesian police move transgender celebrity to private cell

Nov. 27, 2020 6:12 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian police have moved a female transgender Instagram celebrity, Millen Cyrus, to a special cell following public outrage over her initial placement in a male detention cell after she was arrested as a suspect in a drug case. “As for her status on her ID, she is a...

Indonesian Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Minister Edhy Prabowo, center, escorted by security officers walks after a press conference at the Indonesian Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) office in Jakarta, Indonesia Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020. Indonesia's anti-corruption commission formally named the country's fisheries minister as a suspect in taking bribes related to exports of lobster larvae, and alleged he used the money on a luxury shopping spree during a visit to the United States. (AP Photo)

Indonesian minister apologizes after arrest on bribe charge

Nov. 26, 2020 12:00 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia’s anti-corruption commission formally named the country's fisheries minister as a suspect in taking bribes related to exports of lobster larvae, and alleged he used the money on a luxury shopping spree during a visit to the United States. Maritime Affairs and...

Indonesia Cabinet minister arrested in graft investigation

Nov. 25, 2020 6:04 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia’s anti-corruption commission said it arrested the country's fisheries minister on Wednesday amid an investigation into exports of lobster larvae. Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Minister Edhy Prabowo was arrested upon arrival at the Jakarta’s Soekarno-Hatta...

FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2020, file photo, a Boeing 737 Max jet, piloted by Federal Aviation Administration Chief Steve Dickson, prepares to land at Boeing Field following a test flight in Seattle. The FAA is poised to clear the Boeing 737 Max to fly again after grounding the jets for nearly two years due to a pair of disastrous crashes that killed 346 people. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Boeing Max cleared for takeoff, 2 years after deadly crashes

Nov. 18, 2020 3:44 PM EST

After nearly two years and a pair of deadly crashes, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has cleared Boeing’s 737 Max for flight. The nation’s air safety agency announced the move early Wednesday, saying it was done after a “comprehensive and methodical” 20-month review process. ...

Indonesian Islamic cleric and the leader of Islamic Defenders Front Rizieq Shihab, center, gestures to his followers upon arrival from Saudi Arabia in Jakarta, Indonesia, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020. Thousands of followers of the firebrand cleric joyfully welcomed him at an the airport as he returned home from a 3-year exile in Saudi Arabia after criminal charges including a pornography case were dropped. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)

Firebrand Indonesian cleric returns from 3-year Saudi exile

Nov. 10, 2020 6:09 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Tens of thousands of followers of a firebrand cleric joyfully welcomed him at an Indonesian airport on Tuesday as he returned home from a 3-year exile in Saudi Arabia after criminal charges including a pornography case were dropped. The supporters, waving banners and placards,...

Indonesian journalist Ghina Ghaliya pack used mobile phones before shipping them to underprivileged children who lack internet access to study online, at her apartment in Tangerang, Indonesia, on Sept. 25, 2020. When a garbage collector came to Ghaliya's house and asked if she had an old mobile phone his children could use to access the internet, it sparked an idea for a broader campaign to help students stuck at home by the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

Indonesians collect old phones to help students get online

Nov. 6, 2020 4:57 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — When a garbage collector came to Ghina Ghaliya’s house in the Indonesian capital and asked if she had an old mobile phone his children could use to access the internet, it sparked an idea for a broader campaign to help students stuck at home by the coronavirus. “He...

A drink vendor rides his bicycle reflected in a puddle in the main business district in Jakarta, Indonesia, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020. Indonesia's economy entered its first recession since the Asian financial crisis more than two decades ago as the country struggles to curb the coronavirus pandemic under control. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

Pandemic puts Indonesia into recession; 1st time in 20 years

Nov. 5, 2020 6:07 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia’s economy has fallen into recession for the first time since the Asian financial crisis more than two decades ago as the country struggles to control the coronavirus pandemic. Statistics Indonesia, the central statistics agency, said Thursday that Southeast...

Indonesian Muslims protester shout slogans during an anti-France rally outside the France embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia, Monday, Nov. 2, 2020. Indonesian Muslims marched to the heavily guarded France Embassy in Indonesia's capital on Monday to protest France's president and his staunch support of secular laws that deem caricatures depicting the Prophet Muhammad as protected speech.(AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)

Indonesian Muslims protest France's defense of cartoon

Nov. 2, 2020 4:48 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian Muslims marched to the heavily guarded French Embassy in Indonesia’s capital on Monday to protest France’s president and his staunch support of secular laws that deem caricatures depicting the Prophet Muhammad as protected speech. Waving white flags...

Labor demonstrators shout slogans during a protest against new Job Creation Law in Jakarta, Indonesia, Monday, Nov. 2, 2020. Thousands of workers in Indonesia on Monday continued their protests against the country's new jobs law that critics say will erode labor rights and weaken environmental protections.(AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)

Thousands continue protests against Indonesia’s new jobs law

Nov. 2, 2020 3:41 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Thousands of workers in Indonesia on Monday continued their protests against the country’s new jobs law that critics say will erode labor rights and weaken environmental protections. The Confederation of Indonesian Trade Unions, or KSPI, said thousands of workers from...

Gamra, the mother of the Nice attacker Ibrahim Issaoui gestures as she adresses reporters in Sfax, Tunisia, Friday, Oct. 30, 2020. The family of Ibrahim Issaoui expressed shock after he attacked a church in Nice and killed three people in what French and Tunisian authorities are investigating as a terrorist attack. Tunisian prosecutors say he had not been on their radar for radicalization before he fled with other migrants to the Italian island of Lampedusa in September, eventually making his way to Nice. (AP Photo/Mehdi El Arem)

France church attack: Assailant's family seeks answers

Oct. 31, 2020 11:19 AM EDT

SFAX, Tunisia (AP) — A third suspect is in French custody Saturday in connection with an Islamic extremist knife attack that killed three people in a Nice church, as the distraught family of the suspected Tunisian assailant asked to see video footage of what happened. Investigators in France, Tunisia and...