Why Indonesia keeps blowing up boats on TV
And why the Indonesian public is eating it up.
In this Indonesian province, non-Muslims who violate Sharia get a choice: jail or a public beating
The first non-Muslim to run afoul of an intensified campaign enforcing Islamic law is a 60-year-old Christian woman who sold booze on the sly.
In Indonesia, homophobes say the craziest things
Instant noodles and emojis turn kids gay, LGBT rights are worse than nuclear war ... Some Indonesians' ideas about homosexuality aren't just bigoted, they're downright bizarre.
IKEA loses right to use its own name in Indonesia
Swedish furniture giant IKEA has lost the right to use its own brand name in Indonesia after a legal battle with a local company that claimed the trademark.
A small band of terrorists causes chaos in downtown Jakarta
A handful of attackers threw grenades and shot up a busy main thoroughfare in Indonesia's capital before being killed by police.
What we know about the Islamic State’s influence in Indonesia
The world's biggest Muslim-majority nation has so far proved a poor recruiting ground for IS.
IS suicide attackers hit Indonesian capital
Islamic State suicide bombers and gunmen struck the capital of Muslim-majority Indonesia Thursday, in an assault that left at least seven dead, which police said bore the hallmarks of the Paris attacks.
5 countries spew more plastic into the oceans than the rest of the world together
And they're all in Asia.
Islamic clerics declare fatwa on poachers in Indonesia and Malaysia
In two of the world's most biodiverse countries, hunting endangered animals is not just a crime but a sin.
Pirates in the Philippines 'join' the Islamic State to sound scarier than they are
IS has become a powerful brand name, and all sorts of groups want to use it.
One of the world's worst polluters isn't who you'd expect
Forget smoke stacks and exhaust fumes. Indonesia's forest fires are one of the single biggest sources of greenhouse gas emissions.
We finally know what happened to that crashed AirAsia flight
It turns out, a lot of things went wrong over a long period of time.
Mastermind behind Indonesia’s crocodile-guarded prison also considering piranhas
And he's not stopping there. 'We could use tigers too — for conservation at the same time.'
Indonesia plans crocodile-guarded prison island for drug convicts
The proposal is the pet project of anti-drugs chief Budi Waseso, who plans to visit various parts of the archipelago in his search for fierce reptiles to guard the jail.
Why the Islamic State is making Indonesia and its neighbors nervous
Indonesia is the world’s most populous Muslim-majority country, and a glaring target for IS recruitment.
In Java, teens who break the 9 p.m. dating curfew may have to marry
Closed-circuit cameras will be watching for violators.
Indonesia is going crazy over gemstones with magical powers
Purple stones grant invincibility.
Trump tramples Univision anchor in 'bizarre' performance
Curiouser and curiouser, Trumpmania rolls on.
Last Sumatran rhino in Western Hemisphere relocates to Southeast Asia
Harapan left the Cincinnati Zoo in search of love and productive mating in Indonesia. He arrived at his new home on Monday.
Global markets have stopped freaking out, for now
Sure, China affects the world economy — just not as much as everyone thought yesterday.
Indonesia still grapples with the ghosts of communism
Decades after a brutal political massacre, 'communist' remains a wounding slur.
Whoever masterminded the Bangkok bombing was acting on home turf, police say
It's 'unlikely' that international terrorist groups were behind Monday's deadly bombing in Bangkok.
The Uber of moto-taxis tries to bring order to Jakarta's traffic insanity
And the drivers of traditional bikes — ojeks — aren't happy.
The death toll in Tianjin continues to mount
Rescue workers pulled more bodies from the wreckage in the Chinese port city on Sunday, raising the death count to 112.
Rescuers head to crashed Indonesian plane
Rescue teams were heading to the site of an air crash in rugged eastern Indonesia Monday after villagers found the wreckage of a passenger plane which went missing with 54 people aboard, officials said.
Indonesian foundation defends awarding Kim Jong-Un peace prize
Foundation officials say the allegations about human rights abuses in North Korea are untrue.
At least 116 dead in Indonesia military plane crash
The accident comes just six months after an AirAsia plane crashed into the Java Sea, killing all 162 people on board.
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.