Indonesia: death by soap opera?
Child's family says soap opera's hospital shoot contributed to daughter's death
2,012 words of 2012
Here are the buzzwords, the keywords, or just plain words, that were uttered time and again in 2012. This was an absurd amount of work. So please click on it.
Indonesian clerics vs. Santa Claus
Is "Merry Christmas" forbidden in Muslim-majority Indonesia?
All in the family: What many Asian female leaders share (PHOTOS)
As Park Geun-hye, daughter of South Korean autocrat Park Chung-hee, takes office, we look at other Asian leaders who keep politics in the family.
Social media blasphemy cases went up four-fold in 2012: rights group
Is social media getting more blasphemous or authorities more watchful?
Text message divorce sparks protests in Indonesia
A district chief is under fire for divorcing his 17-year-old bride just four days after their wedding.
Facebook's foray into Asia
Facebook eyes China and India. Here's the plan:
Indonesia's fastest growing HIV demographic? Housewives
In parts of the archipelago, housewives top prostitutes in new HIV cases
Asia: Hopes rise in fight against HIV/AIDS
Countries throughout Asia have made huge strides in combating HIV/AIDS, but now is not the time to let up.
India: Manmohan Singh makes pitch for broad role in SE Asia
Indian prime minister backed a free trade agreement with ASEAN and called for increased cooperation on security in Phnom Penh
7-Eleven in Southeast Asia: The rise of a junk food empire
A Texas-born quickie mart chain explodes across tropical Asia.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad calls US presidential election 'battleground for capitalists'
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has mocked the US election as a "battleground for capitalists" while speaking at a democracy forum in Bali, Indonesia.
iPhone maker Foxconn is looking to set up factories in the US
The controversial manufacturer of Apple products is looking into forming a US branch for possible LCD TV production.
For Southeast Asians, Obama’s re-election offers continuity
Poor villagers in the region can cite Obama’s name while even college grads may be stumped if asked to name his Republican rival.
Indonesian maids "on sale"
A tacky ad enflames Indonesian pride
Aan, orangutan shot with 104 air pellets, rescued in Indonesia
Aan has gone blind in one eye and has serious wounds across her body.
US Embassy in Indonesia target of planned terror attack, police say
Suspected terrorists planned to bomb American, Australian targets in Indonesia, police say.
Debt crisis: Would Obama take the United States “down a path to Greece?”
Mitt Romney said the president’s policies would lead to the kind of economic crisis that’s crippling Europe. Is his characterization of Obama’s policies accurate?
Earthquake hits Indonesia amid commemorations for Bali bombing victims
A 6.7-magnitude earthquake has shaken eastern Indonesia as a memorial service was being held for victims and survivors of the 2002 bombings in Bali.
Bali on high alert over terror threat on bombings anniversary, Indonesia says
Indonesia is on high alert for a terrorist attack ahead of commemorations for the 10th anniversary of the Bali bombings that killed 202 people.
Indonesia: teenage rape victim expelled for sullying school's "good name"
Victimized, chastised, expelled but, finally, reinstated
Indonesia earthquake, 6.3 magnitude, strikes near eastern coast
No damage has been reported thus far, and no tsunami warning was issued.
Indonesia: beached whales stoke island feast
“Locals have hacked into around 11 whales so far and will probably use the flesh for meat."
World's biggest millionaire boom? It's in Indonesia
Total wealth of Asia's millionaries could exceed American GDP in just two years.
Indonesian president pushes for United Nations blasphemy law to defend Islam
Anti-Muslim film prods Muslim leaders to urge global blasphemy ban
10 Islamic militants arrested in Indonesia bomb plot
Officials say the Indonesia bomb plot included plans to blow up the nation's Parliament.
US closes Indonesia consulate in wake of violent anti-US protests
Consulate temporarily shuttered in Medan, Indonesia's third largest city, as protests ramp up
Jailed Indonesian cleric: mimic attacks on U.S. in Libya
Abu Bakar Bashir, linked to Bali bombings, urges violent payback for anti-Muslim film
In Asia, anger over 'freedom of speech' defense for anti-Muslim filmmaker
Protesters dismayed by America’s refusal to capture and punish director.
US diplomats destroy classified documents as anti-US protests spread through Muslim world
United States diplomats in Beirut have destroyed documents for security reasons as anti-US protests sparked by the "Innocence of Muslims" film continue.
Indonesia: anti-US protests turn ugly
Stones, DIY fire bombs hurled in clashes with police