Latest Indonesia News

Indonesia's massive metals build-out is felling the forest for batteries

Jul. 15, 2024 21:14 PM EDT

LELILEF SAWAI, Indonesia (AP) — On a steep trek up to his forest farm on the Indonesian island of Halmahera, Librek Loha let out a cry of dismay. “Aduuuuh,” he said, his voice trailing off. “Landslides, again. They happen all the time now.” The mudslide...

A Taiwan-based Buddhist charity attempts to take the founding nun's message of compassion global

Jul. 13, 2024 00:31 AM EDT

HUALIEN, Taiwan (AP) — When a 7.4-magnitude earthquake ripped through Taiwan in April, it took about 30 minutes for the region’s most ubiquitous charity to set up an emergency response center. Tzu Chi, an international Buddhist organization led by an 87-year-old nun, the...

Former Indonesian agriculture minister sentenced to 10 years for corruption

Jul. 11, 2024 06:56 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia’s anti-graft court sentenced a former agriculture minister to 10 years in prison Thursday after finding him guilty of corruption-related extortion, abuse of power and bribery involving ministry contracts with private vendors. Syahrul Yasin...

Heavy rains halt search for 30 people missing in an Indonesian landslide that killed at least 23

Jul. 10, 2024 07:29 AM EDT

PALU, Indonesia (AP) — Incessant rains Wednesday halted the search for 30 people believed trapped under a landslide that engulfed an unauthorized gold mine on Indonesia's Sulawesi island over the weekend, killing at least 23 people. More than 100 villagers were digging for grains...

Rescuers search for dozens buried by an Indonesian landslide that killed at least 23 people

Jul. 09, 2024 04:48 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Rescue workers dug through tons of mud and rubble on Tuesday as they searched for dozens of missing people after a landslide hit an unauthorized gold mining area on Indonesia’s Sulawesi island, killing at least 23 people. More than 100 villagers were...

Indonesian landslide triggered by heavy rain leaves 11 dead and dozens missing at illegal gold mine

Jul. 08, 2024 23:36 PM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A landslide triggered by torrential rains crashed onto an unauthorized gold mining operation on Indonesia’s Sulawesi island, killing at least 11 people, officials said. Dozens others were reported missing Monday. More than 100 villagers were digging for...

Key events in the troubled history of the Boeing 737 Max

Jul. 08, 2024 09:17 AM EDT

Boeing’s 737 Max is a more fuel-efficient version of the American aerospace company’s popular 737, the best-selling airliner ever. Airlines have flown Max jets for just seven years, but in that short time two of them crashed, killing 346 people, and the plane has become a symbol of safety...

Rescue official says a landslide at an unauthorized gold mine on Indonesia's Sulawesi island kills at least 11

Jul. 08, 2024 00:13 AM EDT
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Rescue official says a landslide at an unauthorized gold mine on Indonesia's Sulawesi island kills at least 11.

Pope to preside over interfaith meeting in Indonesian mosque during longest, most challenging trip

Jul. 05, 2024 09:42 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis will preside over an interfaith meeting in a mosque in the world’s largest predominantly Muslim country during a four-nation Asian visit in September that will be the longest and most complicated foreign trip of his pontificate. The Vatican on Friday...

Indonesia sentences Australian man to 6-month rehabilitation over drug possession in Bali

Jul. 04, 2024 21:23 PM EDT

DENPASAR, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian court sentenced an Australian man to six months of medical rehabilitation Thursday after finding him guilty of possessing methamphetamine on the tourist island of Bali. Troy Andrew Smith, from Port Lincoln in South Australia state, was...