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Indonesian court rules president negligent over pollution

Sep. 16, 2021 05:59 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian court ruled Thursday that President Joko Widodo and six other top officials have neglected citizens’ rights to clean air and ordered them to improve the poor air quality in the capital. A three-judge panel at the Central...

Indonesian court rules President Joko Widodo and 6 top officials have neglected to fulfill citizens' rights to clean air

Sep. 16, 2021 02:35 AM EDT
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian court rules President Joko Widodo and 6 top officials have neglected to fulfill citizens' rights to clean air.

Small plane crashes in Indonesia's Papua; 3 crew found dead

Sep. 15, 2021 09:29 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A small cargo plane crashed in a steep mountainous forest in Indonesia's easternmost Papua province on Wednesday, killing all three people on board, officials said. Timika rescue agency chief George Leo Mercy Randang said rescuers had reached...

AP PHOTOS: Graveyard mementos in Jakarta mark virus's toll

Sep. 14, 2021 02:33 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — In a graveyard on Jakarta's outskirts, portraits of the dead, bouquets of flowers and other mementos serve as reminders of the deadly coronavirus wave that battered Indonesia over the summer. The neat lines of low dirt mounds are quieter now...

Indonesia arrests key leader in al-Qaida linked group

Sep. 13, 2021 09:00 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia’s elite counterterrorism squad has arrested a convicted militant and suspected leader of an al-Qaida-linked group that has been blamed for a string of past bombings in the country, Indonesia police said Monday. Abu Rusdan was seized...

Japan warns citizens of possible attack in Southeast Asia

Sep. 13, 2021 07:27 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's Foreign Ministry urged its citizens on Monday to stay away from religious facilities and crowds in six Southeast Asian nations, warning of a possible attack. The ministry said it had obtained information that “there are increased risks such as...

Indonesia, Australia urge Taliban to respect rights of women

Sep. 09, 2021 06:16 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The foreign minister of Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim country, urged the Taliban on Thursday to respect the rights of women and not allow Afghanistan to become a breeding ground for extremist activities. Retno Marsudi made the...

Deadly Indonesia prison fire highlights systemic problems

Sep. 08, 2021 21:31 PM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Overcrowding, mass escapes, protest riots, extremism and corruption: Indonesia’s prisons have long been a hotbed of problems. On Wednesday it was tragedy, as a fire ripped through a block of the Tangerang prison on the outskirts of Jakarta, killing 41 and...

Fire kills 41 inmates, 80 hurt at crowded Indonesian prison

Sep. 08, 2021 08:51 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A massive fire raged through an overcrowded prison near Indonesia’s capital early Wednesday, killing at least 41 inmates, two of them foreigners serving drug sentences, and injuring 80 others. Firefighters battled through the early morning...

2 Australian ministers begin 4-nation visit ending in US

Sep. 08, 2021 04:29 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s foreign and defense ministers are visiting Indonesia, India, South Korea and the United States to bolster economic and security relationships within the Asia-Pacific region, where tensions are rising with China. Foreign Minister...