Latest Bali News

Not just Bali: Indonesia hopes to develop more tourism sites

Aug. 13, 2019 8:48 PM EDT

YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Hundreds of tourists, many of them young Westerners, sat on gray stone steps atop the world's largest Buddhist temple, occasionally checking cellphones or whispering to each other as they waited for daylight. Sunrise wasn't spectacular on that recent summer day. But even an...

Indonesian firm cancels Chinese loan for its Trump project

Aug. 13, 2019 8:05 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump's son and his Indonesian business partner said Tuesday that a theme park that also features a Trump hotel and condos will no longer have Chinese financing. In a move that alarmed Trump critics, MNC Land, the Indonesian company that is developing the...

Indonesia says British man caught in Bali with drugs, porn

Jul. 30, 2019 9:25 PM EDT

DENPASAR, Indonesia (AP) — An alleged British fugitive was arrested in Bali with pornography and drugs, Indonesian authorities said Tuesday, after U.K. media reported that the man was selling explicit videos of himself online to fund an extravagant lifestyle on the island. Immigration official Amran Aris...

Police: 2 Australian men arrested with cocaine at Bali club

Jul. 23, 2019 2:19 AM EDT

DENPASAR, Indonesia (AP) — Two Australian men have been arrested with cocaine on Bali and could face long prison terms if convicted, Indonesian police said Tuesday. William Cabantog and David van Iersel were paraded at a police news conference in handcuffs and leg shackles. A police statement said they...

Quake damages buildings on Bali, other Indonesian islands

Jul. 16, 2019 4:23 AM EDT

DENPASAR, Indonesia (AP) — An earthquake shook Bali and other Indonesian islands Tuesday, causing panic and damaging homes and injuring one person. It was the second strong earthquake in Indonesia since Sunday, when a quake in North Maluku province killed four people and damaged nearly 1,000 houses. About...

Indonesia's respected disaster agency spokesman dies at 49

Jul. 7, 2019 9:24 PM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's disaster agency spokesman, who was respected for informing the public accurately and quickly about the country's frequent natural calamities, has died. He was 49. Sutopo Purwo Nugroho died Sunday morning in Guangzhou, China, where he had been undergoing cancer...