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Indonesia suggests reshuffle of UN Security Council


Echoing the chorus for "overhauling" of the UN Security Council, Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has suggested the need to reshuffle the membership position in the Council "so that it reflects the reality of the world today".

Strong quakes hit Indonesia's Sulawesi island

A series of strong earthquakes hit the Indonesian island of Sulawesi early on Monday, damaging houses and causing panic, officials said, but they had no word on casualties.

Reports from the area said

Indonesia police identify mosque bomber


Indonesian police on Monday identified a suicide bomber who blew himself up and wounded 30 people at a Muslim on Friday prayer as a man on a police wanted list over previous attacks.

Indonesian couples caned over extramarital affairs


Two couples were caned in Indonesia's staunchly Muslim Aceh province on Friday after being caught having extramarital affairs, a prosecutor said.

About two hundred people gathered after Friday prayer

6.7 quake strikes off Indonesia


Hundreds of residents fled an Indonesian port town for higher ground today when an earthquake struck south of Java with a magnitude estimated by US seismologists at 6.7.

The epicentre in the Indi

Muslim mob burn Indonesia churches

Temanggung: A Muslim mob burned churches and clashed with police in Indonesia on Tuesday as they demanded the death penalty for a Christian man convicted of blaspheming against Islam, police said.


13 dead after Indonesian ferry blaze

Merak, Indonesia: At least 13 people were killed when a fire broke out overnight on an Indonesian ferry with more than 400 people aboard, forcing passengers to leap into the sea to escape the blaze.

India, Indonesia deals at $15.1 bn

New Delhi: India and Indonesia today signed 18 agreements worth USD 15.1 billion in sectors like mining, infrastructure and manufacturing.

"I very much welcome the signing of 18 business MoUs in inf

Indonesia to promote people-centred Asean

Indonesia has said it will promote a people-centred Asean during its chairmanship of the regional association in 2011.

"People-centred Asean is key to making the association relevant to the public and to the attainment of the objectives of the Asean Community," said Indonesia's permanent representative to Asean, ambassador I Gede Ngurah, on Thursday at the first official meeting chaired by Indonesia after assuming the Association of Southeast Asian nations chair early in 2011.

Indonesia shuts airport as volcano rumbles

Jakarta: Indonesia closed Malang city's domestic airport Monday as a volcano shot ash into the sky over eastern Java, posing a risk to planes, officials said.

The airport, about 25 kilometres (16 mil

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