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Indonesia's poor get to taste leftover wedding dishes

Indonesia's poor get to taste leftover wedding dishes

In the slums of Jakarta, Indonesia's poor are getting a taste of how the other half live thanks to a new programme that aims to take a bite out of its mammoth food-waste problem.

Qatar's chances of winning medals very bright: official

Qatar's chances of winning medals very bright: official

Qatar has great chances to win medals at this year’s Jakarta Asian Games in taekwondo, judo and karate, stated a senior official of the federation concerned, referring to the recent achievements of the respective teams.

Ousted PM Najib listed on manifest for jet leaving Malaysia

Ousted PM Najib listed on manifest for jet leaving Malaysia

Officials close to Najib, who lost a general election this week, were not immediately available for comment to Reuters.

Prisoners kill five Indonesian police, take one hostage in jail clash

Prisoners kill five Indonesian police, take one hostage in jail clash

Islamist militant prisoners at a high-security jail in Indonesia have killed five police and were holding one hostage following clashes on Wednesday at a high-security jail on the outskirts of the capital, Jakarta, police said.

Indonesia destroys over 2 tonnes of crystal meth

Indonesia destroys over 2 tonnes of crystal meth

More than two tonnes of crystal methamphetamine were destroyed Friday as Indonesia stepped up its drugs crackdown in one of the biggest such operations of recent years.

Indonesia jails bus terminal bombing mastermind for nine years

Indonesia jails bus terminal bombing mastermind for nine years

An Indonesian court on Monday jailed the mastermind behind last year's Islamic State-linked suicide bombings at a Jakarta bus terminal for nine years.

Indonesian office workers flee as quake shakes capital

Indonesian office workers flee as quake shakes capital

Office workers fled high-rise buildings in the Indonesian capital on Tuesday after a strong earthquake shook the city, but there were no immediate reports of deaths or injuries.

Widodo hails Emir's state visit to Indonesia

Widodo hails Emir's state visit to Indonesia

The President of Indonesia and His Highness the Emir spoke at a press conference on Wednesday after the two countries signed agreements at the Bogor Presidential Palace in Jakarta.

Emir and Indonesian President hold talks in Jakarta

Emir and Indonesian President hold talks in Jakarta

The session focused on ways to enhance bilateral relations and develop areas of joint cooperation, particularly the areas of economy, energy, investment, tourism and infrastructure.

Indonesian woman jailed for suicide bomb plot at Jakarta palace

Indonesian woman jailed for suicide bomb plot at Jakarta palace

A Jakarta court has sentenced a female would-be suicide bomber to seven and a half years in prison, prosecutors and her lawyer said, the first time a woman has been convicted in Indonesia for planning such an attack.

Militant shot dead after stabbing Indonesian policemen

Militant shot dead after stabbing Indonesian policemen

Indonesian police shot dead a suspected militant after he stabbed two policemen inside a mosque near the national police headquarters in Jakarta, less than a week after an Islamist attack on security forces.

After polarising campaign Baswedan wins Jakarta election

After polarising campaign Baswedan wins Jakarta election

A former Indonesian education minister won the race for Jakarta governor on Wednesday after a polarising campaign that cast a shadow over Indonesia's reputation for practicing a tolerant form of Islam.