Gulf Times - Jakarta
Qatar's Abdullah Abubakr wins bronze in 800m race

Qatar's Abdullah Abubakr wins bronze in 800m race

Qatar's Abdullah Abubakr won the bronze medal in the 800m race of the current athletics competition held as part of the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia, until September 2.

Qatar's champion Samba wins gold medal in 400m hurdles

Qatar's champion Samba wins gold medal in 400m hurdles

Qatar's Abdurrahman Samba has won the gold medal in the 400m hurdles at the 18th Asian Games, which is currently being held in Jakarta, Indonesia, until 2 September.

Qatar see off Saudi in handball, India in volleyball

Qatar see off Saudi in handball, India in volleyball

The defending champions’ superiority was never in doubt but a somewhat defensive approach in the final stages allowed the Saudis some leeway.

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.