Gated communities in Indonesia have become a glaring example of how income inequality creates both spatial and social divides.
Papua is one of Indonesia’s poorest provinces despite being rich in resources and President Joko Widodo pledged to speed its development when he came to power in 2014.
The reshuffle was widely expected because some of Widodo’s ministers have requested leaves of absence to stand in regional elections later this year.
Videos of people screaming and rushing out of the building went viral on social media.
Three volcanologists were asked what to look out for in the year ahead.
Activists believe the proposal to amend several articles of the Indonesian Criminal Code is aimed at persecuting the LGBT community.
Chief justice Arief Hidayat said existing laws on adultery did not conflict with the constitution and that it was not the authority of the constitutional court to create a new policy.
Eka Kurniawan’s ‘Vengeance is Mine, All Others Pay Cash’ qualifies for the cliché of being “unputdownable”.
In rural Indonesia, a pioneering clinic is showing how the health of people and forests could and should be intertwined.
Indonesian, an engineered language made in the time of colonialism, is “the envy of the multilingual world”. But no one speaks standard Indonesian on the streets.
Two explosions tore through a fireworks factory on the outskirts of Indonesia’s capital on Thursday, killing at least 47 people and injuring dozens.
“I am respectfully requesting that your administration reconsider its decision to deport these individuals, and I urge a resolution that will allow them to remain in the United States.”
Volcanic ash can cause a nuisance to farmers, burying agricultural lands and damaging crops. But in the long term, this ash will create highly productive soil that can support huge populations.
Housed in tents, schools and government buildings stocked with essentials, evacuees fear they are in for a long wait that could disrupt their livelihoods.
Relatives talk to the deceased, offer them food and drink and involve them in family gatherings, as if they are still alive.
The lower cost of gold through an unintended loophole triggered increased imports from South Korea. But banning this will only unravel the point of a free-trade agreement.
The anti-communist purge started in late 1965 after then-general Suharto and the military took power following an abortive communist coup.
Secular people, including atheists, in Indonesia have to assume multiple identities: they step into a religious persona for the religious family and friends, and a real one for trusted peers.
Indonesia has attempted to ensure fair competition between ride hailing services and traditional transportation services. However, they have yet to address the impact of the growing number of freelance online drivers on job instability and insecurity.
Authorities believe Islamic State has more than 1,200 followers in Indonesia while about 500 Indonesians have left to join the group in Syria.
Indonesia’s GDP growth has shambled at around 5% for the past two years, too low to lift the country out of the middle-income trap
Self-ruled island Taiwan has protested to Indonesia for sending more than 100 telecoms fraud suspects, including 22 Taiwan nationals, to China in the latest in a series of such deportations.
More than 7,00,000 East Timorese are registered to vote in the country, which has a land area slightly smaller than Hawaii.
The order came a week after Indonesian police shot dead a Taiwanese man in a town near the capital Jakarta.
Despite mass rallies by radical Muslims and the jailing of a Christian politician for blasphemy, Joko Widodo maintained that Indonesia practices pluralism.
The bombings took place in 2002 where two Islamist bombers detonated explosives and killed over 200 people.
Despite the growth of radical groups propagating religious intolerance in Indonesia, the government has failed to take a strong stand.
An investigation into the people, and the institutional failures, responsible for the abandoned coal mine pits scattered across Indonesian Borneo.
The gathering of almost 500 female religious scholars in Indonesia in the world’s first Female Clerics Congress shows Muslim women’s fight for equality.
Recent events in Indonesia should dispel any doubt about the rising influence conservative Sunni Islamist sentiment is having on the country’s laws.
The quake lasted 20 seconds and although no casualties have been reported, security personnel in Poso say some old town buildings have been damaged
Two suspected suicide bombers killed three police and injured ten in twin blasts near a bus station in the eastern part of the capital city of Jakarta.
This task force comes after two gay men in the province of Aceh were publicly flogged and days after police raided a gay club in Jakarta
This is the first application of anti-homosexuality laws introduced in Banda Aceh, which has long had a reputation as Indonesia’s most conservative region.
The police said ten suspects, including the owner of the club and several staff members, had been charged, while the others were being questioned.
What started off as an effort to inculcate a sense of belonging gave this Indonesian slum district new life.
Purnama’s two-year harsh imprisonment prompts warnings of Islam creeping into the politics and judiciary of the secular nation.
The verdict comes amid concern about the growing influence of Islamist groups in a nation known for its record of tolerance and is a setback for minorities.
Disappointed conservationists say the prosecutor should have demanded harsher punishment for the traffickers who were caught carrying a number of animal parts, including a Sumatran tiger skin.
Anies Baswedan won the race for Jakarta governor after a highly polarising campaign indicating the politics of religion is becoming a potent force.