Dentist in Sumatra finds dream crushed because of disability

A number of activists in Padang, West Sumatra, protested on Tuesday the removal of a dentist from the civil servant candidate list because she...

How a dispute over Indonesia’s election is likely to unfold

Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo comfortably won last month's presidential poll, an official count showed, but the refusal of his opponent Prabowo Subianto to...

Saudi Arabia allows women to travel without male ‘guardian’ approval

Saudi Arabia will allow women to travel abroad without approval from a male "guardian", the government said Thursday, ending a restriction that drew international...

Dubai ruler’s wife seeks ‘forced marriage protection order’ in English court

The wife of Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum has applied for a "forced marriage protection order" in England's High Court in relation to one...

Indonesia’s first COVID-19 patient danced with infected Japanese woman before contracting virus

One of two Indonesians who have tested positive for coronavirus in Jakarta went dancing with her Japanese friend -- now COVID-19 patient in Malaysia...

Coronavirus tests clear 167 of possible UAE Tour exposure

Tests on 167 people have proved negative for coronavirus after they were feared to have been exposed to two infected Italian participants of...

Two students open fire at Colorado school, killing 1, wounding 7 others

Two male students armed with guns burst into a Denver-area science and technology school and opened fire on Tuesday, killing one classmate and wounding...

‘French Spiderman’ scales Hong Kong skyscraper with ‘peace banner’

Daredevil Alain Robert -- dubbed the 'French Spiderman' -- climbed a Hong Kong skyscraper on Friday and unfurled a "peace banner" as the financial...

Australian couple detained in Iran named as travel bloggers

Two Australians detained in Iran were named on Thursday as a travel-blogging couple who were arrested while making an overland trip from their home...

Hong Kong facing worst crisis since handover: Senior China official

Hong Kong is facing its worst crisis since it returned from British to Chinese rule in 1997, the head of China's Hong Kong and Macau Affairs office said on...

Garuda shares slide after new airfare policy announced

Shares of flag carrier Garuda Indonesia decreased 2.93 percent to Rp 398 (3 US cents) on Tuesday, after the government announced it would lower...

Indonesia’s U23 women’s rafting team wins World Championship

The Indonesian under-23 women’s rafting team has won the 2019 World Rafting Championship on the Tully River in Queensland, Australia, outclassing other teams from...

Suspected arsonist planned Japan’s worst mass killing in 18 years: Media

A man suspected of torching an animation studio in western Japan shouted that he had been plagiarised and appeared to have planned the attack,...

Earthquake hits Bali during Galungan celebrations 

A 4.6-magnitude earthquake hit the resort island of Bali on Wednesday morning as Balinese Hindus were observing Galungan, a holy day celebrating the victory of dharma...

Jakarta financial report given unqualified opinion for second year running

The Supreme Audit Agency (BPK) gave on Wednesday an unqualified opinion for Jakarta’s 2018 financial report, meaning the city administration has achieved the highest...

Trump vetoes measures blocking arms sales to Saudi Arabia, UAE

President Donald Trump on Wednesday vetoed three congressional resolutions barring billions of dollars in weapons sales to countries including Saudi Arabia and the United...

Cyclone Lili causes floods, strong winds in Maluku

The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) said on Thursday that a tropical cyclone emerging from the Banda Sea in Maluku, called Lili, had just...

Oil prices surge after attacks hammer Saudi output

Oil prices saw a record surge Monday after attacks on two Saudi facilities slashed output in the world's top producer by half, fuelling fresh...

USA into World Cup final as Houghton penalty miss costs England dear

Alex Morgan scored what proved to be the winner but hailed goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher after her late penalty save from Steph Houghton allowed holders...

Four of nine May 22 riot victims died of bullets: Police

Four of the nine victims of the May 22 riots in Jakarta have died from bullets, police say, promising to reveal the identities of...

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