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Indonesia police kill 11 in crime fight ahead of Asian Games

Jul. 17, 2018 2:00 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian police have killed 11 suspected petty criminals and shot dozens more in a heavy-handed campaign to free the capital, Jakarta, of street crime before next month's Asian Games. Jakarta Police Spokesman Prabowo Argo Yuwono said Tuesday nearly 2,000 people have been...

Research warns Indonesia gay bashing is fueling HIV epidemic

Jul. 2, 2018 2:48 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Disowned by his father and ill-equipped to deal with the stigma of HIV/AIDS, a young man who died in the central Indonesian city of Yogyakarta early this year had "effectively committed suicide" by stopping anti-viral medication, according to a doctor familiar with the case. The...

Indonesia court sentences cleric behind attacks to death

Jun. 22, 2018 3:57 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Radical cleric Aman Abdurrahman was sentenced to death by an Indonesian court Friday for ordering Islamic State group-affiliated militants to carry out attacks including the January 2016 suicide bombing at a Starbucks in Jakarta. Abdurrahman, who police and prosecutors say is a...

Military vows to recover bodies from sunken Indonesia ferry

Jun. 21, 2018 7:58 AM EDT

TIGARAS, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's military chief said Thursday that specialist navy equipment will be deployed to pinpoint a ferry that sank in the crater lake of an ancient supervolcano, offering a glimmer of hope to distraught relatives that the bodies of more than 180 people presumed drowned will be...

Ill Pakistani prisoner on death row dies in Indonesia

May. 31, 2018 8:59 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A terminally ill Pakistani prisoner on death row in Indonesia passed away in a hospital Thursday, shortly after rights activists in Pakistan sought his release on humanitarian grounds. Zulfiqar Ali, who was arrested in November 2004 and convicted on drug smuggling charges, died at...

10 injured after man falsely claims bomb on Indonesia plane

May. 29, 2018 5:28 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — At least 10 passengers on a flight preparing to take off from Borneo island were injured, most of them with broken bones and head wounds, after panicked ensued when a man claimed there was a bomb on board, Indonesian police said Tuesday. Passengers overheard the 26-year-old man,...

Indonesia passes new terror law after attacks using children

May. 25, 2018 3:57 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's parliament unanimously approved a tougher anti-terrorism law on Friday, lengthening detention periods and involving the military in counter-terrorism operations, spurred into action by recent bombings that involved children as perpetrators. Rights groups had criticized...

Indonesia seeks death for cleric accused of ordering attacks

May. 18, 2018 6:08 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian prosecutors on Friday demanded death for radical Islamic cleric Aman Abdurrahman, who is accused of ordering attacks including a January 2016 suicide bombing and gun attack in the capital that killed four civilians and four attackers. Abdurrahman, who police and...

The Latest: Indonesia prosecutors seek death for cleric

May. 18, 2018 12:08 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The Latest on the trial of radical Indonesian cleric Aman Abdurrahman (all times local): 11 a.m. Indonesian prosecutors are demanding a death sentence for radical Islamic cleric Aman Abdurrahman for his role in attacks. The alleged ideological leader of Islamic State militants in...

Indonesian prosecutors seek death sentence for radical cleric accused of ordering deadly attack in Jakarta in 2016

May. 17, 2018 11:57 PM EDT
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian prosecutors seek death sentence for radical cleric accused of ordering deadly attack in Jakarta in 2016.