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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.

Widespread flooding hits Indonesian capital

Widespread flooding hits Indonesian capital

Jakarta was hit by widespread flooding on Tuesday after hours of torrential rain, with thousands of homes inundated, cars stranded and people forced to wade through murky brown water.

Australia denies trying to 'recruit' Indonesian soldiers

Australia denies trying to 'recruit' Indonesian soldiers

Australia on Thursday rejected claims it tried to "recruit" Indonesia's best soldiers as Jakarta moved to tone down a rift after military ties were suspended.

Indonesian tourist boat captain held after deadly fire

Indonesian tourist boat captain held after deadly fire

Indonesian police said on Monday they had detained the captain of a tourist boat that burst into flames en route to a holiday island, leaving 23 people dead, amid reports he was the first to jump ship.

Indonesian tourist boat blaze kills 23

Indonesian tourist boat blaze kills 23

A massive fire erupted in a boat carrying hundreds of local tourists to an island north of the Indonesian capital Jakarta on Sunday, leaving at least 23 dead and 17 injured, officials said.

Indonesia warns airline after videos of intoxicated pilot

Indonesia warns airline after videos of intoxicated pilot

Indonesian authorities have issued a warning to airline PT Citilink Indonesia after videos circulated appearing to show an intoxicated pilot from the low-cost carrier going through security and then sounding incoherent.