‘Triple market intervention’: BI buys bonds, rupiah to prop up prices amid viral rout

Bank Indonesia (BI) will “intensify intervention” to stabilize the local financial market by buying government bonds and the rupiah amid heavy selling pressure caused...

Checkmate: Newly minted Indonesian grandmaster wins Liberec Open

Novendra Priasmoro, an Indonesian chess prodigy who has just earned the title of grandmaster, managed to secure 8.5 out of nine points at the...

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...

IDX moves to calm stock market as Indonesia reports first coronavirus cases

The Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) has moved to calm the markets as the country reported its first two coronavirus cases on Monday. President director Inarno...

Bank Indonesia announces 5 measures to support rupiah amid market rout

Bank Indonesia (BI) announced Monday five measures to stabilize the rupiah as foreign investors sold off Indonesian financial assets from stocks to bonds and...

Batam quarantines 15 people who had close contact with Singaporean COVID-19 patients

The Batam administration in Riau Islands has quarantined 15 locals who were identified as having close contact with three Singaporean residents who tested positive...

TNI captain dismissed following attack on North Sumatra police station

Bukit Barisan Military Command (Kodam) 1 has removed Capt. Ridwan, company commander of Infantry Battalion (Yonif) 123/Rajawali, from his post following an attack on...

70 medical workers having contact with COVID-19 patients in Depok sent home for self-quarantine

Some 70 medical workers at Mitra Keluarga Hospital in Depok, West Java, have been sent home for self-quarantine after they were revealed to have...

House calls for stronger measures following confirmed COVID-19 cases in Indonesia

Members of the House of Representatives have demanded that the government enact stronger coronavirus containment measures following the confirmation of . Darul Siska, member...

Health Ministry has doctors, nurses observed after death of Singaporean in Batam

The Health Ministry has ordered the Riau Islands Health Agency to observe those who were in contact with a person referred to as ....

Indonesia monitors dozens in contact with first two COVID-19 cases in Greater Jakarta

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has announced that two Indonesians living in Greater Jakarta have tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the first...

Senegal confirms first coronavirus case

Senegal confirmed its first case of the novel coronavirus on Monday, marking just the second infection in sub-Saharan Africa amid concerns over the continent's...

Beijing ordered to slash Chinese staff in state media in US

The United States on Monday slashed by nearly half the number of Chinese nationals allowed to work for their state-run media in the United...

Real Madrid defeats Barcelona in Clasico to regain top spot in La Liga

Real Madrid won the Clasico and might have saved their season as they ended their slump in the best way possible on Sunday by...

US reports third case of novel coronavirus of unknown origin

US health officials on Friday reported a third case of the new coronavirus transmitted to a person who did not travel overseas or...

Jakarta among cities most threatened by rising sea levels, extreme weather: Report

A recent study has identified Jakarta as among the world’s major metropolitan areas on the brink of sinking as a result of rising sea...

Trump nominates controversial ally as intel chief

US President Donald Trump announced Republican lawmaker John Ratcliffe as his intelligence chief Friday, sparking fresh controversy over a crucial position that has lacked...

With Taliban deal, US shifts away from two decades of global war

In making peace with the Taliban, the United States is moving to end its longest-ever war and also signaling a major shift: After two...

Turkey-Russia tensions soar after deadly Syria strike

The leaders of Russia and Turkey held crisis talks Friday after 33 Turkish soldiers died in an air strike in Syria, as Ankara ramped...

South Korea virus cases surge as WHO sounds maximum alert

South Korea reported on Saturday its biggest surge in new coronavirus cases and concerns grew of a possible epidemic in the United States as...

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