When disaster hits, Indonesia's Islamists are first to help

PALU, Indonesia (AP) — The two flags hanging outside Anwar Ragaua's house have gotten him police warnings but the wiry 50-year-old vows he's not taking them down. After all, the poli...

Sri Lanka blocks social media after Easter Sunday bombings

Sri Lankan authorities flicked the off switch on most social media after Easter Sunday attacks on churches and hotels killed hundreds of people, a dramatic reaction that reflects accumulated distrust ...

Christchurch harbored white supremacists before massacre

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — The leafy New Zealand city where a self-proclaimed racist fatally shot 50 people at mosques during Friday prayers is known for its picturesque meandering river and Eng...

Indonesian presidential campaign heats up with first debate

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Echoing the campaign tactics of Donald Trump, former Indonesian Gen. Prabowo Subianto says his country, the world's third-largest democracy, is in dire shape and he is the le...

Acrimonious Pacific summit underscores China-US tensions

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea (AP) — Pacific Rim leaders at a key Asian summit failed to reach agreement on a joint declaration on world trade for the first time in nearly three decades, highlighting...

China woos Pacific islands with loans, showcase projects

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea (AP) — As world leaders land in Papua New Guinea for a Pacific Rim summit, the welcome mat is especially big for China's president. A huge sign in the ...

US emergency directive after Boeing jet crash in Indonesia

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has issued an emergency airworthiness directive on how to handle erroneous data from a sensor that investigators believe malfunctione...

Chilling phone video shows passengers boarding fatal flight

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Like untold numbers of spontaneously shot smartphone videos, Paul Ferdinand Ayorbaba's most recent was not a work of art, full of the backs of heads and the constant bobbing ...

High above Indonesian city, a mass grave and many questions

PALU, Indonesia (AP) — From the mountain range, the bay was a sparkling blue and the small city huddled around it a mosaic of bright buildings and mosque minarets. Suddenly a blaring...

Crew recount terror of tsunami that dumped ferry in village

WANI, Indonesia (AP) — The captain and crew sailing the Sabuk Nusantara ferry to new owners got the task done and then some. The hulking ship was bounced like a basketball as a massi...

Little but uncertainty in Indonesian city hit by disasters

PALU, Indonesia (AP) — Life is on hold for thousands living in tents and shelters in the Indonesian city hit by a powerful earthquake and tsunami. They are unsure when they'll be abl...

Aid slowly is tricking to Indonesian disaster-hit areas

PALU, Indonesia (AP) — Aid was trickling into areas crippled by the devastating earthquake and tsunami on Indonesia's Sulawesi island, with residents in one neighborhood clapping, cheering and high-fi...

Residents fume in decimated Indonesian city as aid lags

PALU, Indonesia (AP) — Home to hundreds of families, the Balaroa neighborhood of Indonesia's Palu city was once a patchwork of asphalted streets and tidy houses dominated by a golden domed mosque. Now...

Asian Games stir Indonesia's pride, boost Jokowi's campaign

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's hosting of the Asian Games and a record haul of gold medals has swelled national pride, providing a boost to the re-election campaign of President Joko "Jokowi" W...

As Asian Games host, Indonesia has more at stake than sport

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia is deploying 100,000 police and soldiers to provide security for the Asian Games, the biggest event ever held in its terror attack prone capital Jakarta, parts of w...