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Indonesia nabs 2 accused of planning to attack Bali police

Oct. 12, 2019 9:18 PM EDT

DENPASAR, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's counterterrorism squad has arrested two suspected militants accused of plotting an attack on police on the tourist island of Bali, police said Saturday. Bali police spokesman Hengky Widjaja said the man and his son were arrested Thursday, just hours after a militant...

Indonesia: Minister's attacker was under police surveillance

Oct. 11, 2019 7:47 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The Muslim militant who wounded the country's security minister in a brazen knife attack was under government surveillance for some time but police did not attempt to arrest him because he didn't seem to pose an immediate threat, a police official said Friday. National police...

Knife-wielding man wounds Indonesia's security minister

Oct. 10, 2019 8:31 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A knife-wielding man suspected of belonging to a radical Islamic group wounded Indonesia's security minister, a local police chief and another person in an attack in western Indonesia on Thursday, officials said. President Joko Widodo called the suspect a terrorist and urged...

Police say a knife-wielding attacker has stabbed Indonesia's security minister and wounded a local police chief

Oct. 10, 2019 3:44 AM EDT
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Police say a knife-wielding attacker has stabbed Indonesia's security minister and wounded a local police chief.

Philippines: Indonesia woman nabbed with drugs from Cambodia

Oct. 7, 2019 5:00 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine authorities said they arrested an Indonesian woman who was carrying 54 million pesos ($1 million) worth of illegal drugs in her carry-on bag from her flight from Cambodia on Monday, amid a crackdown on drug smuggling attempts. The Bureau of Customs said Agnes Alexandra...

Indonesia puts Frenchman in solitary after new escape try

Oct. 4, 2019 9:12 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian authorities have placed a convicted French drug smuggler in solitary confinement after he tried to escape for a second time from a jail on the tourist island of Lombok, a prison official said Friday. The chief warden of Mataram prison, Tri Saptono Sambudji, said guards...

Court: No statute of limitations in Dutch colonial crimes

Oct. 1, 2019 10:50 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — In a groundbreaking decision, an appeals court in the Netherlands ruled Tuesday that the statute of limitations does not apply to allegations of colonial era crimes committed by Dutch forces in what is now Indonesia. The Hague Court of Appeal issued rulings in two cases linked...

New Parliament elects Indonesia's first female House speaker

Oct. 1, 2019 9:44 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's new Parliament elected the country's first female speaker of the House of Representatives after being sworn in Tuesday amid sometimes-violent protests against several new or proposed laws, including one that weakens the country's anti-corruption agency. Puan Maharani,...

Students resume protests in Indonesia streets over new law

Sep. 30, 2019 8:43 PM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Thousands of Indonesian students resumed protests on Monday against a new law they say has crippled the country's anti-corruption agency, with some clashing with police. Authorities blocked streets leading to the Parliament building in Jakarta, where 560 members of the House of...

Thai prime minister advises masks against Bangkok smog

Sep. 30, 2019 6:33 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's prime minister urged residents of Bangkok to wear face masks on Monday after smog covered parts of the capital in what some fear is a harbinger of more pollution to come. Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha warned in a statement on his Facebook page that the concentration of tiny...