Australia, Indonesia to face off over people smuggling

CANBERRA, Australia, June 26 (UPI) -- Australia and Indonesia are set for a "challenging" meeting over people smuggling issues when their leaders meet in July, The Age newspaper reported.

Indonesian forest fires hamper joint air force exercises

PEKANBARU, Indonesia, June 25 (UPI) -- This year's joint exercises between the Thai and Indonesian air forces are hampered by forest fires burning on Sumatra Island, Indonesian officials said.

Indonesia to raise subsidized fuel prices

JAKARTA, June 19 (UPI) -- Indonesia's government plans to raise its subsidized fuel prices.

Aceh remains a powder keg, says Amnesty International

JAKARTA, April 22 (UPI) -- 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.

Indonesia executes Nigerian drug dealer

JAKARTA, March 16 (UPI) -- A Nigerian convicted in 2004 in Indonesia of trafficking heroin has been put to death by firing squad.

Asian paper giant to halt deforestation

JAKARTA, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Paper products giant Asia Pulp & Paper Group has pledged to stop all natural forest clearing in Indonesia.

100,000 homeless, 27 dead in Jakarta flood

JAKARTA, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Some 103,000 people have been flooded out of their homes in Jakarta, the provincial governor said Monday.

Abe to cut short trip over hostage crisis

TOKYO, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- The Japanese government said Friday 14 of its nationals remained unaccounted for in the hostage crisis at an Algerian gas plant.

Transgender groups fear violent protests

JAKARTA, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Indonesia's transgender community fears rising intimidation from the Islam Defenders Front after the religious group closed down a transgender festival in Jakarta.

Indonesian foreign oil investment at risk?

JAKARTA, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- 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.

BP gets nod for Indonesian LNG upgrade

LONDON, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- The Indonesian ministry of energy approved of a plan to expand a liquefied natural gas project operated by BP, the company said from London.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012.
By United Press International

Japan, China FMs meet on island row

NEW YORK, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- 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.

Police investigate Indonesia blast

DEPOK, Indonesia, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Indonesian police Sunday had yet to confirm a blast that injured five people in Depok was caused by a bomb, though five arrests had been made.

Government urged to protect minorities

JAKARTA, July 19 (UPI) -- Violence against minorities in Indonesia must stop and the government needs to take stern steps to curb it, activists urged.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, July 8, 2012.
By United Press International

Jakarta, Canberra boost asylum cooperation

CANBERRA, Australia, July 3 (UPI) -- Indonesia and Australia have agreed to closer cooperation to combat human trafficking, including faster response times to asylum seekers' boats in danger.

Indonesia to tap its geothermal supply

JAKARTA, May 30 (UPI) -- In an effort to diversify its energy sources, Indonesia plans to spend $367 million to finance the construction of geothermal power plants.

Critics decry prisoner swap of smugglers

CANBERRA, Australia, May 25 (UPI) -- Critics in Australia and Indonesia have slammed what they believe is a prisoner deal involving a drug trafficker and several people smugglers.
Indonesia's rapid deforestation continues?

Indonesia's rapid deforestation continues?

JAKARTA, May 24 (UPI) -- Indonesia needs to address loopholes in its moratorium on deforestation, Greenpeace said.
12 bodies pulled from Sukhoi jet wreckage

12 bodies pulled from Sukhoi jet wreckage

JAKARTA, May 11 (UPI) -- Twelve bodies were pulled from the wreckage Friday of a Russian jet that crashed into a steep mountainside in Indonesia, officials said.

Post-quake tsunami alert canceled

JAKARTA, April 11 (UPI) -- Two earthquakes off Indonesia's Sumatra Island Wednesday triggered tsunami alerts for the region and zapped power, but left no signs of damage or death.

Thousands protest gas price hike

JAKARTA, March 27 (UPI) -- Thousands of protesters flocked to Proclamation Monument in central Jakarta Tuesday to challenge the government's planned gas price hike, officials say.

Jakarta mail bomber gets 18 years in jail

JAKARTA, March 6 (UPI) -- A Jakarta court sentenced the mastermind of a two-year bombing campaign to 18 years in prison on terrorism charges.

Bridge collapse leaves 4 dead, 16 missing

JAKARTA, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Indonesia's president ordered an investigation into a bridge collapse that left four people dead, 16 missing and 43 others injured, an official said Sunday.
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