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Strong quake shakes Indonesia’s capital; no tsunami alert

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A powerful earthquake shook parts of Indonesia’s main island of Java on Friday, damaging buildings and houses and sending people into the streets, but no casualties were repo...

Indonesia approves five COVID-19 vaccines for booster shots

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian authorities on Monday granted emergency authorization for the use of five different COVID-19 vaccines as booster shots that will prioritize vulnerable groups. ...

Indonesia to let Boeing 737 Max fly again after 2018 crash

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia said Wednesday it is lifting its ban on Boeing’s 737 Max aircraft, three years after one crashed into the Java Sea shortly after takeoff killing all 189 people on b...

Widodo urges stay home after omicron confirmed in Indonesia

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian President Joko Widodo urged people and government officials to refrain from traveling abroad after the country detected its first case of the omicron variant of th...

Indonesia lifts tsunami alert after powerful undersea quake

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia lifted a tsunami alert Tuesday following a magnitude 7.3 undersea earthquake that struck off Flores Island, triggering panic in a region prone to fatal quakes but a...

Concerns rise over Indonesia's sputtering virus vaccinations

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia has recovered significantly from a mid-year spike in coronavirus cases and deaths that was one of the worst in the region, but with its vaccination drive stalling d...

Indonesia, Denmark sign agreements boosting green economy

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Denmark and Indonesia signed on Monday a pair of agreements that aim to boost the large Asian nation's green and sustainable development goals. Danish Forei...

Indonesia, UK discuss future technology and cybersecurity

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss met with Indonesian officials on Thursday and discussed closer cooperation in future technologies, cybersecurity and economic relations as...

Indonesia, Malaysia leaders urge end to Myanmar violence

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The leaders of Malaysia and Indonesia on Wednesday urged military-ruled Myanmar to resolve its internal conflict and help stem the flow of Rohingya refugees fleeing to Malays...

Indonesia warily weighs holiday travel with virus concerns

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesians are looking ahead warily toward the holiday travel season, anxious for crucial tourist spending but worried an influx of visitors could spread the coronavirus jus...

Indonesia to reopen Bali to international flights Oct. 14

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia plans to reopen the airport in the resort island of Bali for international flights on Oct. 14, after closing it for more than a year because of the COVID-19 pandemi...

Oil tanker operator protests Indonesia's detention of crew

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The operator of an oil tanker seized by Indonesian authorities at the request of Cambodia is protesting the detention of its crew, calling it a human rights violation. ...

Small plane crashes in Indonesia's Papua; 3 crew found dead

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A small cargo plane crashed in a steep mountainous forest in Indonesia's easternmost Papua province on Wednesday, killing all three people on board, officials said. ...

Indonesia reports 54,000 virus cases, becomes Asian hotspot

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia reported more than 54,000 new coronavirus cases for the first time Wednesday, surpassing recent daily infections in India, whose disastrous outbreak is declining, a...

Red Cross warns Indonesia faces coronavirus catastrophe

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia needs to urgently increase medical care, testing and vaccinations as the number of new infections in the country has rapidly increased and left it “on the edge of a...