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Indonesian governor's son missing after swim in Swiss river

May. 27, 2022 08:31 AM EDT

BERN, Switzerland (AP) — Swiss police are searching for the son of an Indonesian regional governor who went missing after running into trouble during a swim in the river in Switzerland’s capital, authorities said Friday. Spokesman Joel Regli of the regional police force in Bern...

Indonesian police arrest 24 suspected militants in raids

May. 18, 2022 05:08 AM EDT

PALU, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian police said Wednesday they arrested 24 suspected militants believed to have links to extremists accused of beheadings in remote mountain jungles and who pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group. Twenty-two of the suspects were arrested over...

Indonesia tourist bus smashes into billboard, killing 14

May. 16, 2022 04:47 AM EDT

SURABAYA, Indonesia (AP) — A tourist bus with an apparently drowsy driver slammed into a billboard Monday on a highway on Indonesia’s main island of Java, killing at least 14 people and injuring 19 others, police said. The bus, carrying Indonesian tourists from Surabaya, the...

Indonesian sailors seize $82M of cocaine floating off port

May. 10, 2022 06:52 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Sailors deployed to secure travel during the Eid al-Fitr holiday made Indonesia's biggest cocaine seizure after finding plastic packages of the drugs floating at sea, the navy said. Indonesia is a major hub for drug trafficking in Southeast Asia and has...

Muslims mark Eid al-Fitr holiday with joy, worry

May. 02, 2022 20:43 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — For the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Fitr, the smell of freshly baked orange biscuits and powdered sugar-dusted cookies typically fills the air in Mona Abubakr’s home. But due to higher prices, the Egyptian housewife this year made smaller quantities of the sweet treats, some of which...

Indonesian Muslims fully celebrate Eid al-Fitr after 2 years

May. 02, 2022 00:45 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Millions of Muslims in Indonesia returned to celebrate Eid al-Fitr in full swing Monday after two years of subdued festivities due to pandemic restrictions and travel curbs. Eid al-Fitr marks the end of the Islamic holy month Ramadan, when the faithful...

Japan, Indonesia urge immediate halt to war in Ukraine

Apr. 29, 2022 11:49 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and Indonesian President Joko Widodo urged a rapid halt to fighting in Ukraine on Friday and said they will work together to improve humanitarian conditions there. “The Ukraine war must be stopped immediately and we...

Russia's war heats up cooking oil prices in global squeeze

Apr. 26, 2022 04:56 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — For months, Istanbul restaurant Tarihi Balikca tried to absorb the surging cost of the sunflower oil its cooks use to fry fish, squid and mussels. But in early April, with oil prices nearly four times higher than they were in 2019, the restaurant finally raised its...

Indonesia to ban exports of cooking oil to reduce shortages

Apr. 22, 2022 10:27 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia will ban exports of cooking oil and its raw materials to reduce domestic shortages and hold down skyrocketing prices, President Joko Widodo announced Friday, a day after hundreds of people protested in the capital against rising food costs. The...

Hundreds in Jakarta protest talk of 2024 election delay

Apr. 21, 2022 08:16 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Hundreds of protesters, mostly students, took to the streets Thursday in Indonesia’s capital, voicing concern over rumors that the government is considering postponing the 2024 presidential election to allow President Joko Widodo to remain in office beyond the two-term...