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Indonesian police say 4 dead, 1 missing in Papua attack

Oct. 01, 2022 09:29 AM EDT

JAYAPURA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian security forces on Saturday recovered the bodies of four construction workers who were killed in a separatist attack in the restive province of West Papua, police said. The four men were killed late Thursday when gunmen stormed a government...

Conservative Muslims protest Indonesian fuel price hikes

Sep. 12, 2022 07:00 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Hundreds of conservative Muslims marched in Indonesia’s capital on Monday demanding that the government revoke its decision to raise fuel prices, saying it hurts people already reeling from the economic impact of the pandemic. Authorities blocked streets...

Indonesian students protest against fuel price hikes

Sep. 08, 2022 05:43 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Hundreds of students rallied in Indonesia's capital on Thursday to protest sharp increases in fuel prices by the government. The protesters, from several student organizations, gathered at Jakarta's National Monument, which commemorates Indonesia's...

Workers, students in Indonesia protest fuel price hike

Sep. 06, 2022 05:35 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Hundreds of workers and students in Indonesia rallied on Tuesday demanding the government cancel fuel price hikes, a politically sensitive issue that has triggered past unrest. Members of trade unions, farmers, fishermen, temporary teachers and domestic...

3 rescued dolphins swim free from Indonesia sanctuary

Sep. 05, 2022 21:45 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Three bottlenose dolphins were released into the open sea in Indonesia Saturday after years of being confined for the amusement of tourists who would touch and swim with them. As red and white Indonesian flags fluttered, underwater gates opened off the island of Bali...

Indonesia hikes fuel prices by 30%, cuts energy subsidies

Sep. 03, 2022 07:54 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Fuel prices increased by about 30% across Indonesia on Saturday after the government reduced some of the costly subsidies that have kept inflation in Southeast Asia’s largest economy among the world’s lowest. Indonesians have been fretting for weeks...

Marcos flying to Indonesia, Singapore on first foreign trip

Sep. 02, 2022 07:35 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. will travel to Indonesia and Singapore on his first overseas trip since taking office in June to strengthen security ties and discuss problems confronting the region, including strife in Myanmar, officials said Friday. ...

G20 environment ministers in Bali spur global climate action

Aug. 31, 2022 09:23 AM EDT

NUSA DUA, Indonesia (AP) — Environment officials from the Group of 20 leading rich and developing nations met Wednesday on Indonesia’s resort island of Bali for talks on climate action and the global impact of the war in Ukraine, with Indonesia's environment minister saying the world is already...

Indonesian troops accused of killing, mutilating 4 Papuans

Aug. 29, 2022 11:29 AM EDT

JAYAPURA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian security forces said Monday they have arrested six elite troops who are accused of involvement in the killing of four indigenous Papuans and the mutilation of their bodies. “We are committed to upholding the law in this case,” Papua...

Australia upset at Indonesia reducing Bali bomber's sentence

Aug. 19, 2022 07:14 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's leader said Friday that it's upsetting Indonesia has further reduced the prison sentence of the bombmaker in the Bali attack that killed 202 people — which could free him within days if he's granted parole. The most recent reduction of Umar...