Indonesia plans to construct 4,479 km toll roads by 2030

The government plans to develop 4,479.33 kilometers of toll roads by 2030 in addition to the 1,500 km toll road projects that are to...

Two dead, two wounded in shooting at central square in Mexico

A gunman opened fire in the Mexican city of Cuernavaca's bustling central square Wednesday, killing two union leaders and wounding two other people, authorities...

ICP rises to $68.31 per barrel due to geopolitical issues

The Indonesian Crude Price (ICP) rose 7.4 percent to US$68.31 a barrel in April from the previous month due to geopolitical issues, including the...

Family of Aussie DJ Adam Sky declines autopsy

The family of DJ Adam Sky declined an autopsy requested by the police, after the Singapore-based Australian DJ was found dead at a luxury...

Chinese, Indonesians nabbed on suspicion of smuggling drugs from US

Police have arrested three people suspected of distributing crystal methamphetamine smuggled in from the United States. One of them was apprehended while allegedly trying...

Only half of institutions, companies report annual tax returns

The Directorate General of Taxation reports that only 768,000, 52.24 percent, of all companies and other institutions submitted tax returns (SPT) for 2018 by...

Exit far left: India’s communists face election angst

India's once-vibrant communist parties are in danger of falling off the political map in this month's general elections as voters lose their revolutionary fervour....

Indonesia coal price dips nearly 8% on dwindling demand

The Indonesian coal price reference (HBA) has continued to decline this month due to shrinking market demand to US$81.86 per ton, or a month-to-month (mtm) decrease of 7.86 percent. Energy and...

Passengers welcome to eat, drink on LRT Palembang for iftar

LRT passengers in Palembang are welcome to eat and drink on board during Ramadan to break their fast. The regulation applies to passengers that board...

Indonesia says breaks up plot to attack police over election period

Indonesian anti-terrorism police have shot dead one Islamist militant and detained six suspected of planning attacks on officers with firearms or suicide bombings under...

Car ploughs into young children in Japan, killing two

A car ploughed into a group of kindergarten children in western Japan's Shiga region on Wednesday, killing two toddlers and injuring others, police said. Police...

KPK interrogates religious affairs minister amid reshuffle rumors

Religious Affairs Minister Lukman Hakim Saifuddin went to the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) headquarters on Wednesday to comply with a summons related to a...

Authority confirms airport toll road rate hike before lebaran

The Indonesia Toll Road Authority (BPJT) has confirmed the toll road operator will increase the rates for the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport toll road or...

Blast at popular Pakistani shrine kills at least five people, wounds 24

A blast at one of Pakistan's oldest and most popular Sufi shrines killed at least five people and wounded 24 in the eastern city...

Forex reserves decline by $200 million in April

Bank Indonesia has announced that foreign exchange reserves declined by US$200 million in April to $124.3 billion from the previous month. It was the...

‘Only for non-Muslims’: Padang Satpol PP raid restaurants open during Ramadan

Padang Public Order Agency officers (Satpol PP) on Tuesday conducted raids on restaurants that were open during the day in the fasting month 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...

Ministry plans to apply one-way traffic on trans-Java for Idul Fitri exodus

Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi says the government is considering whether to institute a one-way system on the trans-Java toll road as a way...

Ministry guarantees healthcare service amid suspension

The recent decision of the Healthcare and Social Security Agency (BPJS Kesehatan) to suspend collaboration with hundreds of hospitals that have not renewed their...

Three things we learned from Liverpool v Barcelona

Liverpool reached the Champions League final with a remarkable 4-0 thrashing of Barcelona in Tuesday's semi-final second leg. Here AFP Sport looks at three things...

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