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Colombian Detainee Thought to be Fugitive Indonesian Party Treasurer

Posted August 8th, 2011 at 7:35 am (UTC-5)
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Authorities in Colombia are holding a man who is believed to be the fugitive former treasurer of Indonesia’s ruling Democratic party, Muhammad Nazaruddin. Officials in Jakarta said Monday the man was arrested Sunday in Cartagena based on information provided to the international police agency Interpol. They said the man was traveling on a passport bearing […]

Mining Employees Killed in Helicopter Crash in Indonesia

Posted August 4th, 2011 at 12:05 am (UTC-5)
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Ten people are dead after a helicopter chartered by an Australian mining company crashed in eastern Indonesia. The helicopter went down Wednesday shortly after taking off from the city of Manado on Sulawesi island. A search and rescue team reached the wreckage Thursday morning. Ten passengers and crew were on board, including two Australians, two […]

Helicopter Carry 10 People Missing in Indonesia

Posted August 3rd, 2011 at 1:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Indonesian authorities say a helicopter carrying 10 people in eastern Indonesia disappeared from radar screens shortly after takeoff Wednesday. Officials say search and rescue operations were launched immediately from the North Sulawesi provincial capital, Manado. Local residents are quoted as saying the weather was bad when the helicopter disappeared, and witnesses said they heard an […]

Thousands of Papuans March for Independence From Indonesia

Posted August 2nd, 2011 at 6:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Thousands of people in Indonesia’s far-eastern Papua region protested Tuesday for independence, following political violence that killed 21 people. Demonstrators marched past heavily armed anti-riot police in cities in Papua, including the provincial capital, Jayapura. The protesters demanded a referendum on independence from Indonesia. Those rallying in Jayapura tried to reach the provincial parliament building, […]

Clashes in Indonesia’s Papua Kills 17

Posted July 31st, 2011 at 5:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Seventeen people have been killed in Indonesia’s far-eastern Papua region in clashes that erupted between supporters of rival political candidates. A Papua police spokesman says the fighting occurred Sunday in the region’s Puncak district. The spokesman says several people were injured in the brawl, which saw angry mobs setting fire to buildings and vehicles. Media […]

4 Children Die in Indonesia Landslide

Posted July 30th, 2011 at 4:20 am (UTC-5)
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Indonesian authorities say a landslide in a village in South Sumatra province has killed at least four children and injured two others. Officials said Saturday that the children were playing under a cliff in the village of Kemahan Lama when a landslide, triggered by torrential rain, buried them Friday. The children ranged in age from […]

Court Delivers Light Sentences in Indonesian Mob Killings

Posted July 28th, 2011 at 4:50 am (UTC-5)
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A court in Indonesia has handed sentences of less than six months to two men for their roles in an mob attack that killed three members of a minority religious sect. Human rights groups criticized the sentences, saying they were far too lenient to discourage future violence by religious extremists. The court Thursday gave a […]

Indonesian Pilots Stage Day-Long Walkout

Posted July 28th, 2011 at 3:25 am (UTC-5)
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Hundreds of pilots with Indonesia’s state-run Garuda Airlines are on a 24-hour strike to protest pay inequality. The pilots walked off the job early Thursday after negotiations broke down between management and the pilots’ union. The union wants its Indonesian-born pilots to receive the same pay as their foreign-born colleagues. The union says foreign-born pilots […]

Indonesian Pilots Set to Strike Thursday

Posted July 27th, 2011 at 6:10 pm (UTC-5)
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The Indonesian government is bracing for a major strike Thursday by pilots of the national airline protesting pay inequality. The pilots union for the state-run Garuda Indonesia announced Wednesday that the salary negotiations broke down and that pilots would go on strike at midnight. Garuda employs close to 900 pilots, 43 of them foreign, and […]

US, Indonesia Announce Stepped Up Military Cooperation

Posted July 24th, 2011 at 11:40 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States says it will conduct about 140 joint military security exercises with Indonesia during the current fiscal year. The U.S. State Department said the U.S. Department of Justice has also provided 19 patrol boats, which the Indonesian Marine Police have deployed throughout the archipelago. The initiatives were announced Sunday as Secretary of State […]

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