Amnesty International has warned that violence could erupt again in Indonesia's restive Aceh province unless the government and nationalists address their human rights abuses.
A Nigerian convicted in 2004 in Indonesia of trafficking heroin has been put to death by firing squad.
Paper products giant Asia Pulp & Paper Group has pledged to stop all natural forest clearing in Indonesia.
Some 103,000 people have been flooded out of their homes in Jakarta, the provincial governor said Monday.
The Japanese government said Friday 14 of its nationals remained unaccounted for in the hostage crisis at an Algerian gas plant.
Indonesia's transgender community fears rising intimidation from the Islam Defenders Front after the religious group closed down a transgender festival in Jakarta.
An Indonesian government official warned that investment in the country's oil and gas sector could be adversely affected by the disbandment of the country's oil and gas regulator.
The Indonesian ministry of energy approved of a plan to expand a liquefied natural gas project operated by BP, the company said from London.
UPI Almanac for Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012.
The foreign ministers of Japan and China met in New York as each side stuck to its claim to a group of East China Sea Islands amid worsening tensions.