Aceh http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/35541/all en Indonesian wins rare victory against noisy mosque http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130225/indonesian-wins-rare-victory-against-noisy-mosque <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>An elderly Indonesian said Monday he had won a rare victory against a noisy mosque, despite being forced to withdraw legal action after an angry mob threatened to kill him.</p> <p>Complaints against the loud speakers issuing the call to prayer have been met with extreme opposition in Indonesia, the world's biggest Muslim-majority nation that is home to about 800,000 mosques.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130225/indonesian-wins-rare-victory-against-noisy-mosque" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aceh Banda Aceh Mosque AFP Mon, 25 Feb 2013 10:34:09 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5765805 at http://www.globalpost.com Indonesia moves towards approving deforestation plan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130419/indonesia-moves-towards-approving-deforestation-plan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Indonesian government has said it aims to approve within a month a plan that would free up vast swathes of protected virgin rainforest on Sumatra island for commercial exploitation. </p> <p>Rights groups reacted with outrage at the news that the plan, which also needs to be passed by the Aceh provincial parliament, was making progress, saying it would only benefit huge foreign companies and not the area's people.</p> <p>But Canadian mining company East Asia Minerals, which conducts gold exploration in Aceh, hailed the progress as "positive news for mineral extraction in the area".</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130419/indonesia-moves-towards-approving-deforestation-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aceh Politics Technology AFP Fri, 19 Apr 2013 04:46:23 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5819914 at http://www.globalpost.com Briton kidnapped in Indonesia's Aceh http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130612/briton-kidnapped-indonesias-aceh <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Gunmen have kidnapped a British man working for an energy company in the restive Indonesian province of Aceh, officials said Wednesday.</p> <p>Malcolm Primrose was being driven to a work site on Tuesday when he was stopped by a group of armed men at around 11:00 am (0400 GMT) in Lubuk Pempeng village, East Aceh district, officials said.</p> <p>"The man was on his way to a drilling site when at least four men with firearms stopped his car," provincial police spokesman Gustav Leo told AFP.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130612/briton-kidnapped-indonesias-aceh" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aceh Business Technology AFP Wed, 12 Jun 2013 10:47:16 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5856126 at http://www.globalpost.com Indonesia kidnappers release Briton unharmed http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130613/indonesia-kidnappers-release-briton-unharmed <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A British energy worker kidnapped in the restive Indonesian province of Aceh has been released unharmed after just one day in captivity, embassy and police officials said Thursday.</p> <p>Malcolm Primrose was abducted on Tuesday by a group of armed men who stopped his car as he was being driven to a work site in Lubuk Pempeng, a village in East Aceh district, at around 11:00 am (0400 GMT).</p> <p>The kidnappers tied up his Indonesian driver before taking Primrose away in their car.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130613/indonesia-kidnappers-release-briton-unharmed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aceh Business Indonesia Perlak AFP Thu, 13 Jun 2013 05:37:35 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5857013 at http://www.globalpost.com Magnitude 6.2 quake strikes Indonesia's Sumatra island-USGS http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130702/magnitude-62-quake-strikes-indonesias-sumatra-island-usgs <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SYDNEY (Reuters) - An earthquake measuring 6.2 magnitude struck the northern tip of Indonesia's Sumatra island on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.</p> <p>The shallow quake, which was only 10 kms (6 miles) deep, struck 188 km (116 miles) southeast of Banda Aceh, the capital of Aceh province, said the USGS.</p> <p>There was no tsunami warning and no reports of damage in the capital.</p> <p>(Reporting by Michael Perry)</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> Aceh Banda Aceh Sumatra Thomson Reuters Tue, 02 Jul 2013 08:32:58 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5873286 at http://www.globalpost.com 6.1-magnitude quake strikes Indonesia's Aceh http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130702/61-magnitude-quake-strikes-indonesias-aceh <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A strong 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck the northwestern Indonesian province of Aceh on Tuesday, the US Geological Survey said.</p> <p>The quake struck inland at a depth of just 10 kilometres (6.2 miles), 55 kilometres south of Bireun and 72 kilometres southeast of Reuleuet, said the USGS.</p> <p>sr/mtp</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Aceh AFP Tue, 02 Jul 2013 09:02:46 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5873303 at http://www.globalpost.com 50 hurt in Indonesia quake as houses collapse: doctor http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130702/50-hurt-indonesia-quake-houses-collapse-doctor <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>About 50 people have been injured after a 6.1-magnitude quake Tuesday in the Indonesian province of Aceh caused their houses to collapse, a doctor said.</p> <p>"We have received around 50 people with injuries suffered when the walls of their houses collapsed," Ema Suryani, a doctor at a health clinic in Lampahan city, Bener Meriah district, told AFP.</p> <p>"The injuries vary from open wounds to broken bones."</p> <p>str-prm/sr/mtp</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Aceh Bener Meriah Regency AFP Tue, 02 Jul 2013 09:33:08 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5873318 at http://www.globalpost.com Dozens injured as 6.1-magnitude quake hits Indonesia's Aceh http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130702/dozens-injured-61-magnitude-quake-hits-indonesias-aceh <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A strong 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck Indonesia's northwestern province of Aceh on Tuesday, causing buildings to collapse and injuring at least 50 people.</p> <p>The quake hit inland at 0737 GMT at a depth of just 10 kilometres (6.2 miles), 55 kilometres south of Bireun and 72 kilometres southeast of Reuleuet, the US Geological Survey said.</p> <p>"We have received around 50 people with injuries suffered when the walls of their houses collapsed," Ema Suryani, a doctor at a health clinic in Lampahan city, Bener Meriah district, told AFP.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130702/dozens-injured-61-magnitude-quake-hits-indonesias-aceh" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aceh Aceh Banda Aceh Bener Meriah Regency AFP Tue, 02 Jul 2013 09:33:36 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5873325 at http://www.globalpost.com Dozens injured, one dead as quake hits Indonesia's Aceh http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130702/dozens-injured-one-dead-quake-hits-indonesias-aceh <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A 6.1-magnitude earthquake which hit the Indonesian province of Aceh on Tuesday killed at least one person, injured dozens and destroyed buildings, sparking panic in a region devastated by the quake-triggered tsunami of 2004.</p> <p>The quake struck inland at 0737 GMT at a depth of just 10 kilometres (6.2 miles) in the mountainous Bener Meriah district in the heart of Aceh, the US Geological Survey said.</p> <p>Houses collapsed in the district, some 320 kilometres (200 miles) from the provincial capital Banda Aceh.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130702/dozens-injured-one-dead-quake-hits-indonesias-aceh" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aceh Aceh Banda Aceh Bener Meriah Regency AFP Tue, 02 Jul 2013 11:32:37 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5873355 at http://www.globalpost.com Three dead, dozens injured in Indonesia quake http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130702/three-dead-dozens-injured-indonesia-quake <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A powerful earthquake in the Indonesian province of Aceh flattened buildings and sparked landslides Tuesday, killing at least three people and injuring dozens in a region devastated by the quake-triggered tsunami of 2004.</p> <p>The 6.1-magnitude quake struck inland at 0737 GMT at a depth of just 10 kilometres (6.2 miles) in the mountainous Bener Meriah district in the heart of Aceh, the US Geological Survey said.</p> <p>It destroyed houses in the district, some 320 kilometres (200 miles) from the provincial capital Banda Aceh, and triggered several landslides in the area.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130702/three-dead-dozens-injured-indonesia-quake" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aceh Banda Aceh Geography of Indonesia AFP Tue, 02 Jul 2013 12:31:55 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5873442 at http://www.globalpost.com 6.1-magnitude quake strikes Indonesia's Aceh http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130702/61-magnitude-quake-strikes-indonesias-aceh-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A strong 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck the northwestern Indonesian province of Aceh on Tuesday, the US Geological Survey said, sending people running into the streets in panic.</p> <p>There were no immediate reports of damage after the quake struck inland at a depth of just 10 kilometres (6.2 miles), 55 kilometres south of Bireun and 72 kilometres southeast of Reuleuet, said the USGS.</p> <p>People ran out of buildings in panic in the provincial capital Banda Aceh as the quake shook houses for around one minute, an AFP journalist at the scene said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130702/61-magnitude-quake-strikes-indonesias-aceh-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aceh Aceh Banda Aceh Bireu├źn AFP Tue, 02 Jul 2013 15:31:47 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5873581 at http://www.globalpost.com Six children dead as Indonesia mosque collapses in quake: official http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130702/six-children-dead-indonesia-mosque-collapses-quake-official <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Six children were killed and 14 others trapped after a mosque in Indonesia collapsed on Tuesday during a Koran reading session when a powerful earthquake struck, an official said.</p> <p>"Six children were found dead under the rubble of a mosque flattened by the quake," the head of the disaster management agency in central Aceh district, Subhan Sahara, told AFP.</p> <p>"Our search and rescue are struggling to evacuate an estimated 14 children still trapped under the rubble.</p> <p>"I hope they can be found alive but the chances are very slim."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130702/six-children-dead-indonesia-mosque-collapses-quake-official" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aceh AFP Tue, 02 Jul 2013 16:33:21 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5873643 at http://www.globalpost.com Six children dead as Indonesia mosque collapses in quake: official http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130702/six-children-dead-indonesia-mosque-collapses-quake-official-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Six children were killed and 14 others were trapped when a mosque in Indonesia collapsed on Tuesday during a powerful earthquake as they were having a Koran reading session, an official said.</p> <p>"Six children were found dead under the rubble of a mosque flattened by the quake," the head of the disaster management agency in central Aceh district, Subhan Sahara, told AFP.</p> <p>"Our search and rescue are struggling to evacuate an estimated 14 children still trapped under the rubble."</p> <p>prm/sr/lm</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Aceh AFP Tue, 02 Jul 2013 16:34:02 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5873652 at http://www.globalpost.com Indonesia quake kills six children, traps 14, in mosque collapse http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130702/indonesia-quake-kills-six-children-traps-14-mosque-collapse <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>An earthquake Tuesday killed six children and left 14 others trapped when a mosque collapsed during a Koran reading session in Indonesia's Aceh province, bringing the confirmed death toll from the disaster to 11.</p> <p>The strong 6.1-magnitude quake left hundreds more injured as it rocked a region that was devastated by the quake-triggered tsunami of 2004.</p> <p>The earthquake reduced houses in parts of Aceh to rubble, set off several landslides and badly damaged roads.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130702/indonesia-quake-kills-six-children-traps-14-mosque-collapse" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aceh Banda Aceh Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami AFP Tue, 02 Jul 2013 18:01:25 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5873723 at http://www.globalpost.com 22 dead after Indonesia quake: disaster agency http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130703/22-dead-after-indonesia-quake-disaster-agency <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The death toll from a strong 6.1-magnitude earthquake that struck the Indonesian province of Aceh has climbed to 22, a disaster official said on Wednesday.</p> <p>"So far 22 people have died, 210 people were injured, and thousands of buildings and homes were damaged in the quake (on Tuesday)," National Disaster Management Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said in a text message.</p> <p>The casualties were spread over the two worst-hit districts of Central Aceh and Bener Meriah, the agency said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130703/22-dead-after-indonesia-quake-disaster-agency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aceh Bener Meriah Regency Geography of Indonesia AFP Wed, 03 Jul 2013 04:36:19 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5874130 at http://www.globalpost.com