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Bali's menacing volcano puts tourists' plans on back burner

Bali's menacing volcano puts tourists' plans on back burner

Clouds shrouded the top of Bali's highest volcano on Tuesday as the risk of an imminent eruption began to persuade some tourists to have second thoughts about visiting Indonesia's paradise island.

Nearly 50,000 flee amid fears of Bali volcanic eruption

Nearly 50,000 flee amid fears of Bali volcanic eruption

Mount Agung, 75 kilometres from the tourist hub of Kuta, has been shaking since August and threatening to erupt for the first time in more than 50 years.

Tens of thousands flee rumbling Bali volcano

Tens of thousands flee rumbling Bali volcano

Officials announced the highest possible alert level on late on Friday following the increasing volcanic activities and urged people stay at least nine kilometres away from the crater.

Indonesian man jailed 11 years for suicide bomb plot

Indonesian man jailed 11 years for suicide bomb plot

An Indonesian court on Wednesday sentenced an Islamic militant to 11 years in prison for a failed plot to attack the presidential palace in December.

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.

Malaysia apologises to Indonesia over flag blunder at regional games

Malaysia apologises to Indonesia over flag blunder at regional games

Malaysia has apologised to Indonesia over the upside down printing of the Indonesian flag in a souvenir guidebook handed out at the opening of the Southeast Asian Games.

Qatar's Indonesian community celebrates Independence Day

Qatar's Indonesian community celebrates Independence Day

Indonesian expatriates in Qatar celebrated their 72nd Independence Day with a prayer and the traditional flag-raising ceremony at the Indonesian chancery on Thursday.

IS-linked terror suspects arrested in Indonesia

IS-linked terror suspects arrested in Indonesia

Five suspected Islamic State sympathisers have been arrested in Indonesia, a police spokesman said Tuesday, adding that authorities also confiscated bomb making materials.

Indonesia district deploys snipers to fight monkey attacks

Indonesia district deploys snipers to fight monkey attacks

A district in central Indonesia has invited the army, police and local hunters to help battle bands of wild monkeys which are raiding plantations and attacking villagers, the district head said on Friday.

Hundreds go on strike at Indonesia's largest cargo terminal

Hundreds go on strike at Indonesia's largest cargo terminal

Hundreds of workers have gone on strike at Indonesia's largest container terminal, a union official said Friday, paralysing operations and forcing incoming shipments to be diverted.

Planes collide on Indonesian runway, no casualties

Planes collide on Indonesian runway, no casualties

Two passenger planes collided at an airport in the Indonesian city of Medan on Thursday, an airline spokesman said, the latest incident to hit the country's beleaguered aviation sector.

Indonesian mob sets fire to man accused of stealing mosque amplifier

Indonesian mob sets fire to man accused of stealing mosque amplifier

An angry crowd in Indonesia has set a man on fire after they accused him of stealing an audio amplifier from a mosque, police said Thursday.