Dems, PDI-P discuss cooperation in upcoming regional elections

Democratic Party chairman Agus Harimurti Yudhoyono and House of Representatives Speaker Puan Maharani, an executive of the ruling Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P),...

EU releases 33 million euros emergency aid for Beirut blast

The European Union announced Thursday that it had released 33 million euros to finance emergency aid for Lebanon and mobilized material resources, including an...

Bank Indonesia buys $5.6b in govt bonds in burden-sharing scheme

Bank Indonesia (BI) has bought Rp 82.1 trillion (US$5.64 billion) worth of government bonds in a private offering, marking the first transaction under the...

Jakarta bans large-scale public activities for Independence Day

In light of the upcoming 75th Independence Day celebration, the Greater Jakarta administration has restricted any events that attract crowds amid the surge of...

Joshua Wong and other HK activists charged over banned June 4 vigil

Two dozen people in Hong Kong, including pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong, have been charged with participating in an illegal assembly at a vigil on...

Hong Kong press club says journalists hitting ‘unusual’ visa issues

Hong Kong's foreign press club said Thursday that reporters in the territory were experiencing "highly unusual" visas problems, and called on China and the...

Return of odd-even policy increases ridership, Jakarta Police say

Jakarta has seen an increase in the number of public transportation passengers since authorities imposed a trial run for the odd-even license plate policy...

Facebook’s dilemma: How to police claims about unproven COVID-19 vaccines

Since the World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus an international health emergency in January, Facebook Inc has removed more than 7 million pieces...

Hong Kong to offer free coronavirus testing for all residents

Hong Kong will offer free voluntary coronavirus testing for residents, leader Carrie Lam said on Friday, as the global financial hub races to contain...

As Chevron exit looms, Indonesia eyes Italian Eni to take over IDD gas megaproject

American oil and gas giant Chevron plans to withdraw from the national strategic Indonesia Deepwater Development (IDD) project in Makassar Strait and the government...

Virus rages in smalltown India, and so does stigma

Sarthak Anand says his neighbors treated him like a "criminal" when he got coronavirus, a common experience in India's vast hinterland where the pandemic...

Explainer: How Netflix went from foe to friend in Indonesia

US-based streaming platform Netflix is one of the most recent tech giants to have become subject to taxes in Indonesia, as its popularity increases...

Indonesia must ratify nuclear weapons treaty to bolster global efforts

Indonesia should ratify a landmark United Nations treaty to consolidate its commitment to put an end to the use of nuclear weapons, a campaigner...

Virus hastens newspapers’ slide into shaky digital future

The coronavirus crisis has weighed heavily on print newspapers already battling for survival around the world, with the number of copies sold tumbling while...

Women must play central role in battle against pandemic: Foreign minister

As the COVID-19 crisis amplifies the existing inequalities, with women being impacted more severely by the pandemic, Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi has said...

For-profit media model has collapsed, expert says

The for-profit media model has collapsed, and newspapers have not been able to craft a digital response, says Penelope Abernathy, former vice-president of the...

Afghans begin mega gathering to decide fate of 400 Taliban prisoners

Thousands of Afghans began a three-day gathering in Kabul on Friday to decide whether to release about 400 Taliban prisoners, including many involved in...

Demand for staycations to surge as tourist destinations reopen

Staycations are expected to see a surge in popularity, following the reopening of some tourist destinations in Indonesia, a research and consultancy firm has...

Gerindra to reappoint Prabowo as chairman in extraordinary congress on Saturday

Gerindra secretary-general Ahmad Muzani has said that the party is set to reappoint Prabowo Subianto as its chairman in the upcoming extraordinary congress, which...

10 dead in Nigeria as boat capsizes: Govt agency

Ten people were killed, five rescued and four others went missing when a passenger boat capsized in Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos, a government agency...

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