Indonesia first in Asia to erase this year’s stock market rally

Indonesian equities slumped Monday, erasing this year’s gains, as foreign funds pulled out of the local market. With almost every other Asian market still...

Hoteliers pessimistic following new airfare policy

The Indonesia Hotels and Restaurants Association (PHRI) has expressed pessimism at the notion that the government's policy to lower ceiling prices of airplane tickets...

Protests in Indian Kashmir over rape of 3-year-old

Large parts of Indian-administered Kashmir erupted in protest on Monday over the rape of a three-year-old child, leaving at least a dozen people injured...

Heavy rains damage local Jambi mosque, disrupt Ramadan activities

Heavy rainfall hit Mount Kerinci in Jambi on Sunday night, damaging rooftops at Jihadil Awal Mosque and disrupting religious activities during Ramadan. A local resident,...

Freeport to pay Papua portion of disputed surface water tax

A dispute between the Papua provincial administration and PT Freeport Indonesia over a surface water tax has been resolved after Papua Governor Lukas Enembe...

Secretive British billionaire Barclay sues over French play

A court in northern France on Monday was to begin hearing a case brought by one of the secretive Barclay brothers, who own the...

Batam on alert after Singapore reports monkeypox case

The Batam administration has started measures to prevent the potential spread of monkeypox after Singapore reported its first case of the rare virus. The neighboring...

Saudi oil tankers hit by ‘sabotage attacks’ as Gulf tensions soar

Saudi Arabia said Monday two of its oil tankers were damaged in "sabotage attacks" in the Gulf as tensions soared in a region already...

New Zealand PM targets online hate after mosque attacks

New Zealand's leader Jacinda Arden will demand action to curb online extremism, citing the worst mass killing in her country's recent history at a...

Aceh comedian retains DPD seat

Aceh comedian Sudirman, who is better known as Haji Uma, will keep his seat at the Regional Representatives Council (DPD) for another five years...

Test flights begin at Beijing’s new mega-airport

Chinese airlines conducted test flights on Monday at a new mega-airport in Beijing that is set to become one of the world's busiest after...

Govt allocates Rp 40t for Idul Fitri, 13th month salary bonuses

The government has allocated Rp 40 trillion (US$2.77 billion) for Idul Fitri and 13th month salary bonuses for civil servants, military and police officers,...

Rupiah continues to weaken against US dollar

The rupiah continued to weaken on Monday as it was quoted at Rp 14,362 per US dollar, or 0.1 percent lower than its position...

Pet dog allegedly burned to death in Central Jakarta

A dog named Lucky was found critically injured and later died after allegedly being burned alive in Menteng, Central Jakarta.   Sarana Metta Indonesia Foundation representative...

‘Ojek’ driver in Medan achieves mother’s dream, wins seat in city council

Erwin Siahaan, 36, an app-based ojek (motorcycle taxi) driver from Medan, North Sumatra, has won a seat in the Medan Legislative Council for...

MRT Jakarta charges full price starting Monday as discount ends

After having applied a 50 percent discount for the last six weeks, PT MRT Jakarta started to charge full price for passengers starting...

Indonesia sinks three foreign vessels for illegal fishing

The Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Ministry’s Illegal Fishing Task Force (Satgas 115) recently sunk three foreign vessels captured for fishing illegally in Indonesian waters...

Lampung-Palembang toll road prepared for exodus

The government is accelerating the construction of the Lampung-Palembang toll road, which is expected to serve as an alternative road for travelers during the...

‘We will go again’: Klopp eyes Champions League glory after title pain

Jurgen Klopp has challenged Liverpool to use the pain of their failed Premier League title bid as fuel to finish a remarkable season with...

Instagram video sparks brawl in Matraman

A brawl broke out between two groups of youths in Berlan, Matraman, East Jakarta, early Sunday morning. No casualties were reported in the incident. Matraman subdistrict...

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