US sends naval strike group to Middle East in ‘message’ to Iran

The United States is sending an aircraft carrier strike group and a bomber task force to the Middle East in a "clear and unmistakable"...

Drug suspect gets married under police detention in East Java

A man identified as Egy Pramono, 22, who was being detained on drug charges by the Blitar Police in East Java, got married to...

Ardern says she was surprised with wedding proposal

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday she was surprised when her long-time partner proposed to her over the Easter holidays and...

Thrust reverser ‘not working’ on Boeing 737 that crashed in river

A feature that helps aircraft slow down on landing was broken on a Boeing 737 that skidded into a river in Florida, a top...

Freeport to fully operate 500-km underground mine in Papua

Mining giant PT Freeport Indonesia (PTFI) will close its open-pit mine this year and will soon fully operate an underground mine, which features a...

Cup success harbinger of more to come for Ajax

Ajax Amsterdam celebrated a first trophy in five years with success in the KNVB Cup at the weekend and now have high hopes of...

LRT will cultivate new transport culture, says Bogor official

The Bogor administration says that the LRT Greater Jakarta (Jabodebek) will significantly change the West Java city's transportation culture, once it started running. The LRT Jabodebek would make at least 30 percent...

30 drug detainees escape from Palembang jail

Palembang Police are on the hunt for 25 out of 30 detainees who escaped from their cells through the ventilation system early on Sunday....

Haj fund investment returns soar to Rp 6 trillion

The Haj Fund Management Agency (BPKH) has announced it has collected Rp 6 trillion (US$422.47 million) in returns from its investments in 2018, a...

Can e-voting solve Indonesia’s election woes?

The idea of holding digital elections is picking up steam following reports that dozens of election workers died of reported extreme fatigue during and...

Boeing knew of 737 MAX safety system glitch year before deadly crash

Boeing engineers identified a fault with a pilot warning system on its 737 MAX aircraft in 2017, a year before the deadly Lion Air...

Body of Benin tour guide found, fears for two French tourists

The body of a Benin tour guide has been found in a national park, the government said Sunday, heightening fears that two French tourists...

‘We’re not throwing flowers into the air, we did the job’: Zidane

Real Madrid delivered a winning response to Zinedine Zidane's stinging criticism as Mariano Diaz scored twice in a 3-2 victory over Villarreal on Sunday. An...

Aussie DJ Adam Sky found dead in Bali

Australian DJ Adam Sky died in Bali on Saturday. He was 42 years old. The Singapore-based DJ, whose real name was Adam Gary Neat, was...

Eximbank loan disbursement at Rp 103.38t as of March

State-owned lender Indonesia Eximbank has disbursed Rp 103.38 trillion (US$7.22 billion) as of March, up by only 1.45 percent year on year (yoy) as...

Forty-one reported killed after Russian passenger plane crash-lands in Moscow

Forty-one people on board a Russian Aeroflot passenger plane were killed on Sunday, including two children, after the aircraft caught fire as it made a bumpy emergency...

Minister threatens to blacklist ‘manipulative’ garlic importers

Agriculture Minister Andi Amran Sulaeman has threatened to blacklist garlic importers whom he suspected of playing with the prices of the commodity, which caused...

Old but live bomb found in Thousand Islands

The Thousand Islands Police have secured an old but live military bomb found in a volleyball court on Untung Jawa Island, Thousand Islands, Jakarta,...

Kimia Farma sets aside Rp 4.2t for capex

State-owned pharmaceutical company PT Kimia Farma is allocating Rp 4.2 trillion (US$295.73 million) for its capital expenditure (capex), a portion of which will go...

Baby’s body found in plastic bag at rooftop in North Jakarta

A deceased baby boy was found in a black plastic bag on the rooftop of a house on Jl. Beting Remaja, Koja, North Jakarta,...

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