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Indonesia leader to free radical cleric behind Bali bombings

Jan. 18, 2019 6:03 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The ailing 80-year-old radical cleric who inspired the Bali bombers and other violent extremists in Indonesia will be released from prison, Indonesia's president said Friday, slashing a 15-year sentence. The announcement of Abu Bakar Bashir's imminent release came during...

Lawyer for ailing radical cleric who inspired Bali bombers says Indonesian gov't will release him from prison next week

Jan. 18, 2019 3:36 AM EST
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Lawyer for ailing radical cleric who inspired Bali bombers says Indonesian gov't will release him from prison next week.

Indonesian presidential candidates spar over corruption

Jan. 17, 2019 8:09 PM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian President Joko Widodo accused his election rival of allowing corrupt candidates on his legislative ticket and failing to include women in senior positions. Widodo and former Gen. Prabowo Subianto, along with their running mates, faced off Thursday in the first of five...

Rights lawyers challenge Indonesia detention of 3 activists

Jan. 17, 2019 2:55 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Human rights lawyers said Thursday they were mounting a court challenge to Indonesia's detention of three Papuan activists on charges of treason. The lawyers said that police in Indonesia's easternmost Papua region had illegally seized the offices of the West Papua National...

Indonesian presidential campaign heats up with first debate

Jan. 16, 2019 10:58 PM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Echoing the campaign tactics of Donald Trump, former Indonesian Gen. Prabowo Subianto says his country, the world's third-largest democracy, is in dire shape and he is the leader who will restore it to greatness. Subianto, running for president a second time in the April 17...

10 Things to Know for Today

Jan. 14, 2019 8:40 AM EST

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN IN DAY 24 Congress returns to Washington for its first full week of legislative business since control of the House reverted to Democrats, with no end in sight for the partial closure. 2....

Indonesia recovers Lion Air jet's cockpit voice recorder

Jan. 14, 2019 6:46 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Navy divers have recovered the cockpit voice recorder of a Lion Air jet that crashed into the Java Sea in October, Indonesian officials said Monday, in a possible boost to the investigation into why the 2-month-old plane nosedived at high velocity, killing 189 people. Ridwan...

Indonesian official says cockpit voice recorder of Lion Air jet that crashed in October has been found

Jan. 13, 2019 10:33 PM EST
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian official says cockpit voice recorder of Lion Air jet that crashed in October has been found.

Landslide engulfs children in central Indonesia, killing 1

Jan. 10, 2019 10:30 PM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A landslide engulfed children playing near a cliff in central Indonesia, killing one and injuring several, the country's disaster agency said Friday. Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho posted a video online that showed frantic villagers pulling a limp child out of sodden earth...

Military: Rebel killed in gunbattle with Indonesian troops

Jan. 9, 2019 4:19 AM EST

JAYAPURA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's military said a Papuan rebel was killed and a soldier injured in a gunbattle Wednesday, the latest spasm of violence to hit the country's troubled easternmost region. Papua province military spokesman Col. Muhammad Aidi said separatist fighters ambushed soldiers on a...