Australian PM Tony Abbott seeks to ease refugee tensions in Indonesia
Tony Abbott, the new Australian prime minister whose tough refugee policies have sparked anger in Indonesia, struck a conciliatory tone during his visit to Jakarta.
Indonesia: Death toll from sinking of Australia-bound asylum seeker boat rises to 28
Boat was carrying between 80 and 120 people when it sunk en route to Australia.
'Made in Myanmar' clothing, coming to a mall near you
But can this troubled nation avoid Bangladesh-style factory horrors?
At least 22 dead after asylum seeker boat sinks off Indonesia
Dozens of Middle Eastern asylum seekers were killed when their boat sank off the coast of Java, as the group attempted to reach Australian territory.
Mid-Autumn Festival in Asia: A time for lanterns, moon cakes and family
This centuries-old harvest festival is one of the most important celebrations in the Chinese lunar calendar.
Muslim beauty pageant: Islam's answer to Miss World (PHOTOS)
The final of the Muslimah World contest was held in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta.
Nigerian woman wins Muslim beauty pageant in Indonesia
The Muslimah World contest was held in response to the controversial Miss World competition under way in Bali.
Philippines: 100-plus dead in quixotic anti-American martyr mission
Muslim rebels fight boldly to create the 'Bangsamoro Republik' as a refuge from 'America-installed Philippine colonialism.'
Thank goodness it's Goat Week!
For obvious reasons.
More than 6,200 evacuated after Mount Sinabung volcano erupts in Indonesia
More than 6,200 people were evacuated after Indonesian volcano Mount Sinabung erupted early Sunday.
Youth interrupted: Underage, illiterate breadwinners
Inside Myanmar’s Dickensian child labor economy.
Outrage in Indonesia over school's genitalia survey
A health questionnaire distributed in Indonesia's Aceh province asked 11- and 12-year-olds to assess the size of their private parts.
Lindsay Sandiford, a UK citizen, loses death sentence appeal in Indonesia
Lindsay Sandiford, the 57-year-old British woman sentenced to death by an Indonesian Supreme Court for smuggling $2.5 million of cocaine into Bali, has lost her appeal.
Indonesia to buy eight new Apache helicopters from the US
The deal, which includes radar, training and maintenance, is worth $500 million.
Jakarta’s counterproductive approach to counterterrorism
Commentary: Elite police force is under attack for killings, human rights abuses.
The world is picking sides in Egypt's conflict (PHOTOS)
Protests are erupting around the globe as people and governments pick a team in Egypt.
Indonesian city to require female schoolgirls to pass virginity test
The virginity test, a response to the high rate of "adultery" and "prostitution" among female students, is slated to start next year.
Indonesia volcano eruption kills at least 6 on Palue island
Mount Rokatenda, on the island of Palue, exploded on Saturday shooting ash about a mile into the air.
Lion Air plane hits cow, skids off runway in Indonesia
No one was killed or seriously injured after the aircraft crashed into the cow on the runway.
Business activity in BRICs shrinks for first time in 4 years
The first manufacturing shrink in 4 years poses new risks for the BRICs.
UN should protect rights defenders from attacks and reprisals
Commentary: The UN must address a disturbing global increase in reprisals against human rights defenders who campaign for corporate accountability.
Indonesian Buddhist temple bombed over 'screams of the Rohingyas'
A bomb planted at a Buddhist temple in Jakarta was accompanied by a message referring to the plight of Myanmar's Rohingya minority.
Indonesia flooding kills at least 8, destroys dozens of homes
At least eight people were killed in Indonesia on Monday as dozens of homes were destroyed in flooding and landslides on the Maluku province islands.
15 songs for Hollywood's next prison break movie
These inmates fought the law, and won.
One man fights to set his nation free
Benny Wenda's campaign for West Papuan independence is embarrassing Britain and enraging Indonesia.
Dozens feared missing after asylum seekers' boat sinks off Indonesia
At least three people died and 150 were rescued when a boat bound for Australia sank off the coast of Java.
What if the royal baby had been born in...
16 birth customs from around the world.
17 die in Indonesian boxing match stampede
A boxing match in eastern Indonesia turned deadly when the loser's supporters started a riot.
Ten terror suspects on the run after Indonesia prison riot
Ten terror suspects are among more than 100 inmates who escaped from a high-security Indonesian prison in northern Sumatra overnight after a riot and fire that killed five people.
Indonesia: Islamic vigilantes threaten Ramadan booze patrols
If police can't be trusted to keep Indonesia "pure" during the holy month of Ramadan, the hardline Islamic Defenders Front says they'll take matters into their own hands.
World leaders in wax: Kim Jong Il has finally made it
Better than the real thing? You be the judge.