Potential child abuse in May Day rally in Bandung: KPAI

The Indonesian Child Protection Commission (KPAI) is looking into a report concerning the alleged abuse of two underage people during a May Day rally...

KPK cautions Indonesian firms over bringing in Chinese investors

The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has called on state-owned enterprises (SOEs) to be careful when bringing in investments from Chinese companies. The suggestion was conveyed...

South Jakarta Police ban ‘sahur on the road’ to prevent brawls

South Jakarta Police chief Sr. Comr. Indra Jafar has prohibited the holding of outdoor pre-dawn meal events known as “sahur on the road” during...

Two French soldiers killed in rescue of four hostages in Burkina Faso

Two French soldiers were killed in a night-time rescue of four foreign hostages including two French citizens from the clutches of a militant group described as "terrorists" by...

Indian jets intercept cargo plane flying from Karachi

Indian Air Force fighter jets forced a Georgian cargo plane flying from Karachi to New Delhi to land in the northern city of Jaipur...

Neymar banned for three matches for lashing out at fan

Paris Saint-Germain striker Neymar was banned for three matches Friday with a further two-match ban suspended for lashing out at a fan following the...

Pussy Riot member, six others, arrested in Moscow: spokeswoman

A member of the Pussy Riot protest collective was arrested in Moscow Thursday, for the second time in a month, along with six friends,...

Citibank posts net income of Rp 838 billion

Private lender Citibank NA, Indonesia posted a net income of Rp 838 billion (US$58.28 million) in the first quarter of 2019, a 44 percent...

Women trafficking: How the gang started operation in Pakistan

A Chinese man, who came to Pakistan in connection with the execution of a power project in Haveli Bahadar Shah in Jhang, allegedly established...

Pertamina signs Rokan contract, paves way for transition

State energy holding company Pertamina now has a legal basis to conduct early investment to maintain the production in the Rokan Block in Riau...

Cheerleaders challenge India’s strictly cricket tradition

They smile and jump in short skirts and tight tops in front of frenzied crowds -- but this is cricket, not a Bollywood set...

North Korea’s Kim orders stronger strike power. US seizes cargo ship

The leader of North Korea ordered its military to boost its strike capability as he directed another missile firing, state media said on Friday, as tensions grew over tests...

LRT Jakarta ready for full-fledged operation

The physical infrastructure of Jakarta’s LRT between Kelapa Gading in North Jakarta and Rawamangun in East Jakarta is complete and it is ready for...

Rupiah weakens as most Asian currencies strengthen against US dollar

The rupiah further weakened to Rp 14,347 per US dollar on Friday or 0.06 lower than its position the day before, according to the...

Operator to adjust airport toll road fares starting midnight on Sunday

State-owned toll road operator PT Jasa Marga will start adjusting fares for Soedijatmo toll road, better known as Soekarno-Hatta Airport toll road, starting midnight...

Men waiting for ‘sahur’ stabbed by motorbike gang in Depok

Members of a motorbike gang in Depok, West Java, reportedly stabbed five men without reason. The victims were waiting for sahur (predawn meal) on Thursday. The...

Ministry to survey public response to new online ‘ojek’ fares

Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi says that the ministry plans to survey the public response to the May 1 increase of fares for online...

$2.4b balance of payments surplus posted in Q1

Indonesia posted a surplus in its balance of payments for the second successive quarter thanks to the improvement in the current account deficit and...

World’s fastest bullet train starts high-speed tests in Japan

Japan is pushing the limits of rail travel as it begins testing the fastest-ever shinkansen bullet train, capable of speeds of as much as...

PLN plans to complete 2,933-km power line project in Sumatra in H1

State-owned electricity company PLN plans to complete a 2,933-kilometer extra high-voltage power line, dubbed the Tol Listrik Sumatra project, in the first half of 2019 to expand electricity...

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