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Indonesian militant gets 15 years in jail over Bali attacks

Jan. 19, 2022 05:52 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An Islamic militant who eluded capture for 18 years was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Wednesday after an Indonesian court found him guilty of hiding information about the 2002 Bali bombings from authorities and harboring other suspects. Prosecutors...

Strong quake shakes Indonesia’s capital; no tsunami alert

Jan. 14, 2022 20:20 PM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A powerful earthquake shook parts of Indonesia’s main island of Java on Friday, damaging buildings and houses and sending people into the streets, but no casualties were reported. Officials said there was no danger of a tsunami. The U.S. Geological...

Indonesian prosecutors seek life for Bali bombing suspect

Jan. 05, 2022 02:00 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian prosecutors on Wednesday demanded a life sentence for a top terror suspect who eluded capture for 18 years and accused him of masterminding a series of deadly attacks in the world’s most populous Muslim nation. Aris Sumarsono, 58, whose real...

Indonesian prosecutors delay sentence for top terror suspect

Dec. 29, 2021 05:18 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian prosecutors postponed their sentencing demand Wednesday for a top terror suspect who eluded capture for 18 years and is accused of masterminding deadly attacks and sectarian conflict in the world’s most populous Muslim nation. Aris Sumarsono,...

How COVID-19 upended Blinken's diplomatic mission

Dec. 18, 2021 17:26 PM EST

HONOLULU, Hawaii (AP) — U.S. Air Force Special Air Mission 50601 departed from Joint Base Andrews on the night of Dec. 9 with an ambitious journey ahead — an eight-day, around-the-world trip with America's top diplomat, Secretary of State Antony Blinken. But the diplomatic...

Widodo urges stay home after omicron confirmed in Indonesia

Dec. 16, 2021 05:52 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian President Joko Widodo urged people and government officials to refrain from traveling abroad after the country detected its first case of the omicron variant of the coronavirus in a cleaning worker at a hospital in Jakarta. The patient has no...

COVID case in Blinken press curtails his Southeast Asia tour

Dec. 15, 2021 11:13 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — A positive COVID-19 test among U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s traveling party has cut short the top diplomat’s first official tour of Southeast Asia. A member of the press corps accompanying Blinken on what was to have been a three-nation visit to...

Indonesian court sends to jail elephant poacher and traders

Dec. 15, 2021 05:48 AM EST

IDI, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian court on Wednesday handed down prison sentences for five men accused of being involved in killing a Sumatran elephant and illegally trading its ivory, as local conservation authorities look to protect the endangered species. The court in Aceh...

Blinken vows more US military might in Indo-Pacific

Dec. 14, 2021 06:29 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The United States will expand its military and economic relationships with partners in Asia to push back against China’s increasing assertiveness in the Indo-Pacific, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Tuesday. Blinken said the Biden...

Blinken competes with top Russian official in Indonesia

Dec. 13, 2021 13:18 PM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Fresh from delivering a stern new warning to Russia over Ukraine, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrived in Indonesia on Monday to find a top aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin already in Jakarta for security talks. Just a day after joining...