New Blackbeards of Malacca Strait: Southeast Asia’s pirates are getting bolder
Forget Somalia—the seas around Indonesia are some of the most preyed-upon waters on the planet.
Indonesia's secret abortion problem
Sex education is still taboo among most Indonesian Muslims. But some people of faith are trying to change that.
The gay sex worker who defied sharia law in Banda Aceh to organize
Now living in Jakarta, Faisal Riza has devoted his life to the well-being of his fellow workers.
Indonesia might ban alcohol entirely
And it’s probably a really bad idea.
The US says it will take in some of Asia’s most persecuted people
Here's what would have to happen for a Rohingya refugee to make it to the United States.
Probing vaginas is the only way to test a woman's morality, Indonesia's military assures us
Suffice it to say, this force — which is 10 percent female — does not stick fingers inside the other 90 percent.
That boat full of starving asylum seekers may be lost off the coast of Thailand
A boat carrying hundreds of refugees, which no country is willing to take in, has not been seen in days.
This little white horse is helping Javanese learn to read
One million people in Central Java are illiterate. So every little bit helps.
Thailand’s death camps may be the most horrifying places in Southeast Asia
When the world's most persecuted people flee, it only gets worse.
Foreign journalists can finally report from one of Asia's oldest conflicts
Will it matter?
Almost 500 Rohingya rescued off Indonesia: officials
Rescuers Sunday brought ashore 469 migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh after their wooden boat arrived off Aceh in northwest Indonesia, an official said.
Indonesia’s underground atheists lay low after Facebook post that led to imprisonment
Atheism is illegal under the country's blasphemy law. Alexander Aan learned that the hard way.
Mobile technology for Muslims is changing faith in Indonesia
Smartphone apps and social media conversations are influencing the way even conservative religious leaders reach their followers.
Not all mosques welcome in Indonesia, world’s most populous Muslim-majority country
Indonesia touts its multi-faith democracy. But is there room for Ahmadiyya?
Indonesian Christians pray in protest after government shuts down churches
One thousand churches have been closed in the last decade, according to Human Rights Watch.
Heralded by the West as a model for tolerance, Indonesia squeezes religious minorities
A rising ultraconservative presence across the archipelago has put minority Muslims, Christians and atheists in jeopardy.
Indonesia bans hundreds of thousands of maids from working in Saudi Arabia
Instead of working to protect its domestic workers from abuse in Saudi Arabia, Indonesia is just outright preventing them from even going.
That heavy metal-loving president of Indonesia has been pretty disappointing so far
Indonesia's Joko “Jokowi” Widodo is no longer the world's new democratic darling.
Indonesian executions spark international anger
Australia withdrew its ambassador in protest.
Answers to all the questions you are asking about the Indonesian executions
Indonesia is set soon to execute eight foreigners convicted of drug offenses, despite international outrage and desperate appeals for mercy from relatives.
Indonesia informs drug convicts of execution, Frenchman excluded
The foreign drug convicts have all lost appeals for clemency from President Joko Widodo, who argues that Indonesia is fighting a drugs emergency.
The custom of female circumcision remains good business in Indonesia
Some Indonesians say they circumcise their daughters for their wellbeing. Others say it's for religious reasons. For the health workers who perform it, it's simply profitable.
Indonesia's answer to Buzzfeed has insane potential
The potential market in Indonesia for viral content is pretty much unparalleled anywhere else in the world.
The number of children smoking in Indonesia is getting out of control
It's been almost 5 years since Indonesia's smoking baby went viral. And the problem has only gotten worse.
This insane fruit is probably the world’s most celebrated (and persecuted)
It smells like hell but tastes like heaven to those who know it best. And it kind of makes you high.
Indonesia rejects Australian proposal of prisoner swap for death row pair
Indonesia is expected to decide on the date for the executions in a few days, said Tony Spontana, spokesman for the attorney general's office.
Two Australian drug smugglers on Indonesian death row have arrived on 'execution island'
Execution could be imminent for Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, the ringleaders of the so-called "Bali Nine" drug smuggling gang.
After Tony Abbott’s insults, Indonesians seek to refund Australia for tsunami aid
Hoping to block the execution of two Australians, the prime minister unleashed social media outrage among Indonesia's many death penalty supporters.
Indonesia’s ‘liberal’ president is about to execute more drug smugglers
This time, the firing squad is set to claim a talented Australian artist.
Thailand considered sourcing your fish dinner with prison labor
The astoundingly bad idea highlights the terrible state of affairs in Thailand's fishing industry.
AirAsia black box has been found, Indonesia authorities say: Reports
Search crews have located a data recorder that could help explain why Flight 8501 went down two weeks ago.