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Indonesia cabinet includes president's rival, startup founder

Indonesia cabinet includes president's rival, startup founder

Indonesian President Joko Widodo unveiled his cabinet for a second term on Wednesday, retaining former World Bank executive Sri Mulyani Indrawati as finance minister

Indonesia president targets "innovative" cabinet, taps Gojek CEO

Indonesia president targets "innovative" cabinet, taps Gojek CEO

Indonesian President Joko Widodo said on Monday he wanted "innovative" ministers in his cabinet for a second term, as the co-founder of tech startup Gojek said he would join

Indonesia's Jokowi kicks off new term at heavily guarded ceremony

Indonesia's Jokowi kicks off new term at heavily guarded ceremony

Indonesia's President Joko Widodo was sworn in for a second term on Sunday, as helicopters flew overhead and troops kept watch in the capital Jakarta

Amir exchanges Ramadan greetings with Joko Widodo

Amir exchanges Ramadan greetings with Joko Widodo

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani exchanged greetings with Indonesian President Joko Widodo, on the holy month of Ramadan ...

Indonesia's Widodo on track to beat firebrand ex-general

Indonesia's Widodo on track to beat firebrand ex-general

Indonesia's Joko Widodo was on track to be re-elected leader of the world's third-biggest democracy with pollsters giving him a wide lead over rival Prabowo Subianto, a firebrand ex-general, hours after voting closed Wednesday across the 17,000-island archipelago.

Malaysia PM says release of Indonesian in N. Korea case within rules

Malaysia PM says release of Indonesian in N. Korea case within rules

Malaysia's prime minister said Tuesday the surprise release of an Indonesian woman who was on trial for assassinating the North Korean leader's half-brother followed the "rule of law", after suspicions of meddling amid an intense lobbying effort by Jakarta.

Indonesian housewives arrested over election video

Indonesian housewives arrested over election video

Three Indonesian housewives have been arrested over an online video that claimed President Joko Widodo would ban prayer and make gay marriage legal in the Muslim majority country if re-elected, police said Monday.

Indonesia votes in preview of 2019 presidential polls

Indonesia votes in preview of 2019 presidential polls

Tens of millions of Indonesians will vote on Wednesday in regional elections seen as a gauge of President Joko Widodo's prospects for re-election next year in the world's third biggest democracy.

Indonesia bans local branch of Hizb ut-Tahrir

Indonesia bans local branch of Hizb ut-Tahrir

Indonesia's government on Wednesday banned the local branch of Islamic group Hizb ut-Tahrir, rejecting criticism from rights groups that the move was undemocratic.

Celebration and protest as Widodo visits Hong Kong

Celebration and protest as Widodo visits Hong Kong

Indonesia's President Joko Widodo was greeted by a mixture of celebration and protest in Hong Kong on Sunday with calls to improve working conditions for the city's army of foreign maids.

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.

Indonesia arrests Muslim leader for treason

Indonesia arrests Muslim leader for treason

Indonesian police arrested five people, including a Muslim leader, for suspected treason on Friday, signalling a clampdown on hardline Islamist groups that have agitated against Jakarta's Christian governor.