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  • Turkey detains dozens of tech staff suspected of coup links

    Turkish authorities have ordered the arrest of 105 people working in information technology who were believed to have been involved in the attempted military coup a year ago, state-run Anadolu news agency reported on ...

  • jokowi, trump meet on sidelines of G20 Summit

    Presidents of Indonesia and the United States, Joko Widodo (Jokowi) and Donald Trump, held a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany, on Saturday. The meeting was held at the Hamburg ...

  • Eight bodies found under collapsed building in Italy

    Eight people were found dead on Saturday under the rubble of a collapsed apartment building near the southern Italian town of Naples, after rescue workers searched for bodies through the night, a fire brigade spokesman said.The ...

  • 28 people killed in prison riot in Mexico

    At least 28 people were killed in a prison riot on Thursday between suspected members of rival gangs in a prison in southern Mexican state of Guerrero, according to local authorities. The state government updated the death ...

  • Protestors in Hamburg clash with police on eve of G20 Summit

    Protest in Hamburg resulted in clashes with security forces on Thursday evening, on the eve of the G20 summit to be held here, with several injuries reported. The anti-globalization "Welcome to Hell" rally kicked off on ...

  • Military support to Marawi not yet regulated by law: House

    The government's plan to deploy troops in the besieged city of Marawi, South Philippines, has no legal basis, Deputy of Commission I of the House of Representatives TB Hasanuddin stated here on Tuesday. "Although ...

  • Ten killed, dozens hurt, in Bangladesh garment factory blast

    A boiler has exploded at a Bangladeshi garment factory killing 10 people and injuring dozens, fire officials said on Tuesday, the latest mishap to hit one of the worlds biggest garment producers. The accident happened late ...

  • More than 2,000 workers flee Thailand after labour crackdown

    More than 2,000 undocumented migrant workers from Myanmar and Cambodia fled from Thailand this week, officials said on Friday, after a decree aimed at managing foreign workers came into effect. Workers from Thailands poor ...

  • China "outraged" by $1.42 bln planned U.S. arms sales to Taiwan

    China urged the United States to revoke immediately its "wrong decision" to sell Taiwan $1.42 billion worth of arms, saying it contradicted a "consensus" President Xi Jinping reached with his counterpart, Donald Trump, in talks ...

  • Afghan air force-led strikes kill 15 militants

    At least 15 Taliban militants were killed after Afghan air force struck their hideout in southern Uruzgan province, the countrys Defense Ministry said on Friday. The Afghan National Armys MD-530 helicopters pounded the ...

  • China builds new military facilities on South China Sea islands

    China has built new military facilities on islands in the South China Sea, a U.S. think tank reported on Thursday, a move that could raise tensions with Washington, which has accused Beijing of militarizing the vital waterway. ...

  • Thousands of children still trapped in IS-held areas in Mosul

    The UN Childre's Fund (UNICEF) said on Thursday that thousands of children have been trapped in areas still held by the Islamic State (IS) militants in the old city of Mosul. "Children are facing multiple threats to their ...

  • Saudi Arabia says no negotiations over Qatar demands

    Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said on Tuesday that there would be no negotiations over demands by the kingdom and other Arab states for Qatar to stop supporting terrorism. Asked by reporters on a visit to Washington if ...

  • Obama visits Tirta Empul Temple in Bali

    Former president of the United States, Barack Obama, along with his wife, Michele, and two daughters, Sasha and Malia, visited Tirta Empul Temple in Tampaksiring village, Gianyar district, on Tuesday afternoon. Michele ...

  • Remains found of kidnapped Mexican journalist - official

    A Mexican journalist who was kidnapped last month in the violent Western state of Michoacan has been found dead, the states chief prosecutor said on Monday.A body discovered on June 14 was identified with DNA tests as that of ...

  • US says it appears Syria planning another chemical weapons attack

    The White House said on Monday it appears the Syrian government is preparing for another chemical weapons attack and it warned Syrian President Bashar al-Assad he and his military would "pay a heavy price" if it conducts such an ...

  • Chinese Nobel rights activist Liu Xiaobo released on medical parole

    Chinese Nobel Peace Prize winning rights activist Liu Xiaobo has been released from prison on medical parole and is being treated in hospital for late-stage liver cancer, his lawyer said on Monday. Liu, 61, was jailed ...

  • Barack Obama and family enjoys rafting on Ayung River, Bali

    Former US president Barack Obama enjoyed rafting down the Ayung River, which is a popular tourist spot in Bali, Indonesia. Barack and Michelle Obama, along with their daughters Sasha and Malia, arrived at Banjar Dinas ...

  • Indonesia condemns bomb attacks in Mecca

    Indonesia has condemned a suicide bomb in Mecca on Saturday, June 24, the foreign ministry said in a press release received here on Monday. Although the attempt failed, the bomber showed defiance towards security forces ...

  • Malaysian prime minister arrives in Bali for vacation

    Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak and his family arrived in the Indonesian island resort of Bali on Monday for a five-day vacation. The Airbus A-319 aircraft, carrying the Malaysian prime minister and his family, landed ...

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  • Cyber provocation polri`s biggest challenge: Kalla

    Vice President Jusuf Kalla stated that cyber provocation, through social media, is one of the biggest challenges that is being faced by the National Police (Polri) at the moment. "We have to be ready to counter cyber ...

  • President asks Aceh to curb unemployment rate

    President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has asked Aceh Governor Irwandi Yusuf to keep down the provinces unemployment rate, which currently stands at 7.95 percent. "With the existing natural resources and other potentials in Aceh, I ...

  • Inquiry Right Pansus to visit police and prosecution offices

    The Parliaments Special Committee (Pansus) for Inquiry Right on the Duty Execution and Authority of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) is scheduled to call at the Police Headquarters and Attorney General Office for in ...

  • Fishermen meet presidential staff to discuss trawl ban policy

    The fishermen alliance met the Presidential Staff at Merdeka Palace following the mass protest held in front of the office at 9 am to 3 pm local time, the groups field coordinator Rusdianto Samawa stated here on Tuesday. ...

  • 5.2-magnitude quake hits N Sumatra`s Samosir District

    An earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale hit Samosir district in North Sumatra province on Tuesday morning. The epicenter of the quake which struck at 08.24 a.m. local time was located eight kilometers northeast of ...

  • Alleged terrorist arrested in Sukabumi, W Java

    The Special Detachment 88, Indonesias Anti-Terror Squad, has arrested an individual, with the initials AAB, suspected to be a terrorist, in the village of Bobojong, Sukabumi sub-district, West Java. "The suspect was ...

  • Indonesia to promote cultural diplomacy at Europalia Festival

    Indonesia will conduct cultural diplomacy at Europalia, Europes largest art and cultural festival to be held from October 10, 2017, to January 21, 2018. "This event will offer room for cultural diplomacy and serve as a ...

  • Jakarta bears a heavy burden: Bappenas chief

    Jakarta has borne a heavy burden, not only as the capital city but also as the countrys financial and business center, Head of the National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas) Bambang Brodjonegoro stated. "The burden on ...

  • Indonesia needs to lead efforts to eradicate global illegal fishing

    Indonesia needs to lead global efforts in eradicating illegal fishing since it is closely linked to other crimes that need to be addressed through international cooperation. "Indonesia should lead the formation of new norms ...

  • KPK could reject summon by House`s special committee: Researcher

    Gadjah Mada Universitys Anti-corruption Study Center (Pukat) researcher Zainal Arifin Mochtar believes there is nothing wrong if the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) rejected a summon by a Special Committee of the House ...

  • President lauds National Police`s work for securing Ramadan

    Indonesias President Joko Widodo has lauded the National Police for its good work in securing Ramadan and Eid holiday 2017 through a special 16-day operation called "Ramadniya" from June 14 to July 4. President Widodo ...

  • Public trust in police continues to increase: President

    Public trust and confidence in the national police continues to increase, President Joko Widodo stated. "A report released by the survey institutes shows an increase in the peoples confidence over the last year, thereby ...

  • Bogor Agricultural Institute establishes forest fire data center

    Bogor Institute of Agricultural (IPB) has established the Regional Fire Management Resource Center in the South East Asia Region (RFMRC-SEA), which provides accurate information and data on forest fire. Head of RFMRC-SEA, ...

  • Bandung Institute of Technology to build innovation park

    The Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) receives 6,027 square meter land as grant from PT Summarecon Agung to develop an innovation park. The grant is contained in an agreement signed by the President Director of PT ...

  • Ministry builds link and match education concept to support industrialization

    The Ministry of Industry is actively building vocational education with a link and match concept with industry players and Vocational High School (SMK) to support industrialization in Indonesia. "Currently and up to 10 ...

  • BPK to audit political parties` funding: Minister

    Home Affairs Minister Tjahjo Kumolo has stressed that allocation of the governments funding for political parties would be audited by the State Audit Board (BPK). "It would be audited by the BPK every year. If the board ...

  • Police budget increased during Jokowi government

    Budget for the police has been increased by Presudent Joko Widodo to make the force able to modernize its equipment, improve means and facilities as well as infrastructure. "Under your leadership budget for the police ...

  • Police urged to be more professional

    Vice Chairman of The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) Laode M Syarif expected that the National Police would be more professional. "We hope the National Police will be more professional and productive," Laode M ...

  • House can use its inquiry right on KPK

    Constitutional law expert Prof Yusril Mahendra asserted that the House of Representatives as a legislative body can use its inquiry right on the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) in the context of supervising the agency's ...

  • BMKG, Japan conduct joint research related to earthquake prediction

    The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) of Indonesia is teaming up with the Earthquake Prediction Research Center (EPRC) of Japan to conduct a joint research related to earthquake prediction. "BPRC has ...