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Dutch king apologizes for violence during Indonesian independence war

Mar 11, 2020 - 1:43 PM

Dutch King Willem-Alexander give the statement during a state visit to the country with Queen Maxima after a ceremony with Indonesian President Joko Widodo in the capital Jakarta

APOLOGY. King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands (left) shakes hands with Indonesian President Joko Widodo during a joint press conference at the presidential palace in Bogor, West Java on March 10, 2020. Photo by Achmad Ibrahim/Pool/AFP

Indonesia says won't repatriate hundreds of ISIS recruits

Feb 12, 2020 - 2:53 PM

Indonesian president Jokowi says he was not in favor of bringing back suspected militants and their families who went to Syria and other countries to fight for the group's now crumbled caliphate

NOT ACCEPTING. Indonesia's President Joko Widodo speaks during a visit to the Australian Parliament House in Canberra on February 10, 2020. Photo by Rick Rycroft/Pool/AFP

Indonesia deploys fighter jets, warships to disputed waters in China spat

Jan 08, 2020 - 2:54 PM

The moves come after Indonesia lodges a 'strong protest' over a Chinese coast guard vessel escorting Chinese fishing boats around the islands in mid-December

This handout picture taken and released by the Indonesian Armed Forces (TNI) on January 3, 2020 shows commander of region 1 of defense territory joint command, rear admiral Yudo Margono (front L) inspecting Indonesian troops at Natuna military base in Riau islands. - Indonesia is stepping up sea and aerial patrols of islands near the disputed South China Sea, an official said on January 4, following a diplomatic spat over "trespassing" Chinese vessels. Military aircraft and three warships with some 600 navy, army and air force personnel have been deployed to waters around the Natuna islands, which border the South China Sea. (Photo by Handout / Indonesian Armed Forces (TNI) / AFP) /

Indonesia's Jokowi praises Filipino surfer Casogay: 'Humanity is above all'

Dec 09, 2019 - 2:58 PM

'To win a competition and uphold sportsmanship are important, but humanity is above all,' President Jokowi tweets in Indonesian

Indonesian president Jokowi taps election arch-rival for defense minister

Oct 24, 2019 - 12:00 PM

Jokowi unveils his new cabinet at an informal presentation, with more than 3 dozen new ministers in eye-catching batik shirts sitting in front of the imposing neoclassical columns of the Merdeka Palace

RIVALS NO MORE. Indonesian President Joko Widodo (right) shakes hands with Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto during the inauguration ceremony at the State palace in Jakarta on October 23, 2019. Photo by Adek Berry/AFP

Indonesia's Jokowi kicks off new term at heavily guarded ceremony

Oct 20, 2019 - 4:46 PM

(UPDATED) Indonesia President Joko Widodo's new term comes against the backdrop of fears that Indonesia's 2 decades of democratic reforms are being eroded

Indonesia's anti-graft bill ushered in after deadly protests

Oct 17, 2019 - 10:11 PM

The legislation will see the appointment of a board to oversee Indonesia's graft-busting agency – known as the KPK – and limits its ability to wire-tap corruption suspects in the graft-riddled nation

KPK. The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) building is seen in window reflections past an Indonesian national flag in Jakarta on September 12, 2017. File photo by Bay Ismoyo/AFP

Indonesia leader orders beefed-up security after ISIS-linked attack

Oct 11, 2019 - 5:14 PM

Security Minister Wiranto, who is knifed twice in the stomach during an official visit on Thursday, is said to be recovering after emergency surgery

ATTACK BRIEFING. Police spokesman Brigadier General Dedi Prasetyo briefs journalists in Jakarta on October 11, 2019 about the attack on Indonesia's chief security minister Wiranto.  Photo by Bay Ismoyo/AFP

Former Indonesian president Habibie dies at 83

Sep 12, 2019 - 1:25 AM

Former Indonesian president B.J. Habibie dies at a military hospital in the capital after suffering from heart failure

HABIBIE. This file photo shows former Indonesian president Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie waving to supporters as he sits with the audience to hear US President Barack Obama deliver his keynote speech at the University of Indonesia in Jakarta on November 10, 2010. File photo by Barbara Walton/Pool/AFP

Indonesia picks Borneo island for new capital

Aug 26, 2019 - 4:50 PM

(UPDATED) The proposed location – near the regional cities of Balikpapan and Samarinda – is an area at 'minimal' risk of natural disasters, where the government already owns some 180,000 hectares of land

Indonesian leader Jokowi, rival Prabowo hold reconciliation meeting

Jul 13, 2019 - 5:24 PM

Jokowi says he initiated a meeting with his two-time presidential challenger on an MRT train because he knew Subianto had never used the new system

Indonesia's President Joko Widodo (R) speaks with former general Prabowo Subianto (L) on the newly-inaugurated Mass Railway Transport (MRT) system in Jakarta on July 13, 2019, as they meet for the first time since the April 17 general election. Defeated Indonesian presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto on July 13 declared a long-overdue congratulation to the incumbent president Joko Widodo for his re-election victory in the highly divisive political contest. SAGARA / AFP

Indonesia court rejects bid to overturn Jokowi's victory

Jun 27, 2019 - 10:32 PM

The court throws out the case lodged by ex-general Prabowo Subianto, saying he did not prove he lost the April vote because of widespread cheating and voter fraud

RIVALS. This file photo shows Indonesia's President Joko Widodo (L) and then presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto (C) walk during a peace declaration for the general election campaign at the National Monument in Jakarta on September 23, 2018. File photo by Adek Berry/AFP

Heavy security as Indonesia court set to rule on election-rigging claims

Jun 27, 2019 - 3:42 PM

The court is weighing ex-general Prabowo Subianto's claims the April poll was plagued by 'systematic, structured and massive' electoral fraud, costing him victory

PROTEST. A Muslim protester waves an Islam flag during a rally near the constitutional court in Jakarta on June 27, 2019. Photo by Bay Ismoyo/AFP

Attacks vs journalists, social media blocks in Indonesia amid election riots – IFJ

May 23, 2019 - 6:40 PM

Media groups say at least 7 journalists were reportedly attacked while they were covering the protests, while social media platforms WhatsApp and Facebook were blocked

RIOT. Indonesian anti-riot police clash with protesters during a demonstration against Indonesia's President Joko Widodo's victory in the recent election in Jakarta on May 22, 2019. Photo by Bay Ismoyo/AFP

6 dead after election riots in Indonesia's capital

May 22, 2019 - 2:21 PM

(UPDATED) Dozens are arrested and parts of Jakarta are littered with debris and burned-out cars, as the violence triggers security advisories from the US and Australian embassies

Indonesian anti-riot police take a position to disperse the mob during an overnight-violent demonstration near by the Elections Oversight Body (Bawaslu) in Jakarta on May 22, 2019. Indonesian police fired tear gas to disperse demonstrators in downtown Jakarta early Wednesday after a rally opposed to President Joko Widodo's re-election, an AFP reporter said. BAY ISMOYO / AFP

Indonesia's Joko Widodo reelected president as rival cries foul

May 21, 2019 - 6:59 AM

(3rd UPDATE) The election commission had been due to give the final tally of the divisive poll on Wednesday, but the results are revealed early Tuesday with little advance notice amid fears of unrest

JOKO WIDODO. Indonesian President Joko Widodo (C) and his running mate Ma'ruf Amin (R) hold a press conference in Jakarta on April 18, 2019. Photo by Citra Rafina Aqilasah/AFP

Indonesia eyes moving capital from congested Jakarta

Apr 29, 2019 - 11:14 PM

Urban planning minister Bambang Brodjonegoro says the long-stalled relocation plan has won approval from President Joko Widodo who favored moving the capital away from Indonesia's most populous Java island

JAKARTA. The morning sun rises past buildings and haze over the Jakarta city skyline on August 17, 2018. File photo by Bay Ismoyo/AFP

Indonesia warns against protests as Widodo rival rejects results

Apr 18, 2019 - 2:32 PM

While official results are not due until next month, 'quick counts' show President Joko Widodo between 9 and 11 percentage points ahead of ex-general Prabowo Subianto

INDONESIA POLLS. Indonesians stand next to a poster of Indonesia president candidates in front of a pooling center during the presidential election in Kuta on Indonesia's resort island of Bali on April 17, 2019. Photo by Sonny Tumbelaka/AFP

Indonesia's Joko Widodo on track to win presidency – pollsters

Apr 17, 2019 - 4:54 PM

Based on data collected at polling stations, Saiful Mujani Research Center, Indo Barometer, and Indikator Politik Indonesia say Widodo is holding a strong lead, although official results are not due until next month

JOKO WIDODO. Joko Widodo (L) and his spouse Iriana Widodo (R) display their inked fingers after casting their ballot at a polling center during the presidential and legislative election in Jakarta on April 17, 2019. Photo by Bay Ismoyo/AFP

Indonesia polls close as 'everyman' president battles firebrand ex-general

Apr 17, 2019 - 4:15 PM

More than 190 million voters were asked to choose between an incumbent president lauded for his infrastructure projects and a fiery nationalist with links to a brutal dictatorship

INDONESIA ELECTIONS. People cast their votes at a polling station during Indonesia's general election in Yogyakarta on April 17, 2019. Photo by Oka Hamied/AFP

Muslim-majority Indonesia votes in its biggest-ever election

Apr 17, 2019 - 11:14 AM

More than 190 million Indonesians are set to cast a ballot

A woman casts her vote at a pooling station during the presidential election in Trumon, Southern Aceh province on April 17, 2019. Indonesia kicked off one of the world's biggest one-day elections, pitting president Joko Widodo against ex-general Prabowo Subianto in a race to lead the Muslim-majority nation. CHAIDEER MAHYUDDIN / AFP

Indonesia polls bring battle over China's Belt and Road push

Apr 14, 2019 - 11:49 AM

Incumbent President Joko Widodo still pushes for Chinese investment, while his opponent Prabowo Subianto wants to review their deals with the Asian economic giant

OPPOSING VIEWS ON CHINA. Electoral opponents incumbent Indonesian President Joko Widodo (2nd from R) and Prabowo Subiano (2nd from L) gesture during the draw for 2019 presidential election at election commission office in Jakarta on September 21, 2018, as vice president candidates Maruf Amin (R) and Sandiaga Uno (L) look on. Photo by Bay Ismoyo/AFP

Indonesia's desperate housewives chase selfies on election trail

Apr 07, 2019 - 12:25 PM

Both Indonesia presidential candidates Joko Widodo and Prabowo Subianto are regularly mobbed by adoring female fans – though Jokowi appears more at home performing in front of the crowds

SELFIE. Indonesian President Joko Widodo (C) takes photographs with supporters during a visit in Sragen, Central Java on April 3, 2019. Photo by Juni Kriswanto/AFP

Indonesian leader taps 'hologram campaigning' ahead of polls

Mar 29, 2019 - 9:45 AM

Joko Widodo, running for re-election in the world's third biggest democracy, has a tight schedule so he and his vice-presidential running mate are projecting 3-D images of themselves at some campaign rallies

Presiden-terpilih Joko 'Jokowi' Widodo. Foto oleh Romeo Gacad/AFP

WATCH: Catriona Gray meets Indonesian president Joko Widodo

Mar 12, 2019 - 6:30 AM

Catriona meets Jokowi during a courtesy call alongside winners of Puteri Indonesia 2019

'Winter is coming,' Indonesian leader warns amid economic gloom

Oct 12, 2018 - 3:08 PM

Joko Widodo's offbeat reference to the wildly popular show draw applause from the audience attending the annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank in Bali

'WINTER IS COMING.' Indonesia President Joko Widodo delivers his speech at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank annual meetings in Nusa Dua, on Indonesia's resort island of Bali on October 12, 2018. Photo by Sonny Tumbelaka/AFP

Duterte to visit Bali for October 11 meeting with ASEAN leaders

Oct 08, 2018 - 11:21 AM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is expected to have a bilateral meeting with Indonesian President Joko Widodo in Bali, Indonesia

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and Indonesia President Joko Widodo engage in a conversation prior to the signing ceremony at the Malacañan Palace on April 28, 2017 following a successful bilateral meeting. Malacañan Photo

Dozens of students found dead as Indonesia rescue ramps up

Oct 02, 2018 - 8:15 AM

(UPDATED) Survivors are battling thirst and hunger, with food and clean water in short supply, and local hospitals are overwhelmed by the number of injured

MASS GRAVE. Officials carry body bags into a mass grave ahead of a mass funeral for quake victims in Palu, in Central Sulawesi, on October 1, 2018, after an earthquake and tsunami hit the area on September 28. Photo by Bay Ismoyo/AFP

Quake-hit Indonesia asks for help, graves dug for 1,000-plus

Oct 01, 2018 - 12:59 PM

President Joko Widodo opens the door to the dozens of international aid agencies and NGOs lined up to provide live-saving assistance.

AFTERMATH. This picture taken on September 29, 2018 shows residents looking at covered up bodies recovered after an earthquake and tsunami hit Palu, on Sulawesi island. Photo by Ola Gondronk/AFP

Indonesia kicks off presidential race as currency slumps

Sep 23, 2018 - 12:45 PM

Opinion polls show Indonesian President Joko Widodo well ahead of his main challenger Prabowo Subianto

RIVALS. Presidential candidates incumbent President Joko Widodo (2R) and Prabowo (2L) gesture during the draw for 2019 presidential election at election commission office in Jakarta, on September 21, 2018, as vice president candidates Maruf Amin (R) and Sandiaga Uno (L) look on. Photo by BAy Ismoyo/AFP

Kontroversi gaji fantastis BPIP

May 30, 2018 - 6:02 PM

"Gaji presiden, wakil presiden, menteri, dan pimpinan lembaga tinggi negara yang tanggung jawabnya lebih besar saja tidak sebesar itu"

DI BALIK SOEKARNO. Ketua Umum PDI-P Megawati Soekarnoputri memperingati Hari Pancasila pada 1 Juni 1998. Foto oleh Kemal Jufri/AFP

Hundreds of children sickened, dead in Papua health crisis

Jan 25, 2018 - 9:07 PM

The latest figures mark an escalation of a health crisis first made public in mid-January underscoring a severe lack of medical care and other basic services in a far-flung island region

HEALTH CRISIS. A Papuan girl on a drip lies on the bare floor of a local hospital handling measles and malnutrition patients in Agats, the capital of Asmat district in Indonesia's easternmost Papua province, on January 25, 2018. Photo by Bay Ismoyo / AFP

Berita hari ini: Rabu, 17 Januari 2018

Jan 17, 2018 - 11:22 PM

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Jakarta launches first airport train to tackle gridlock

Jan 02, 2018 - 2:14 PM

About 11,000 passengers are expected to use the service daily with 3 trains plying the route

READY TO GO. This general view shows the newly built train station in downtown Jakarta on January 2, 2018, for a new line that connects the capital to its international airport some 37.6 kilometers away. Photo by Bay Ismoyo/AFP

Martial law in PJs, Trump and Honeylet: Behind the scenes in Malacañang 2017

Dec 26, 2017 - 4:07 PM

What's the funny backstory to how Duterte's martial law proclamation was drafted? Which world leader was Bong Go's most memorable selfie partner? What did Duterte think about Trump's long handshake with Honeylet Avanceña?

Selama dua hari, Bobby-Kahiyang akan lewati 15 upacara adat pernikahan Batak Mandailing

Nov 24, 2017 - 8:38 AM

Puncak gelaran adat Batak Mandailing pernikahan Bobby nasution dan Kahiyang Ayu berlangsung 24-25 November

PROSESI ADAT. Pasangan Kahiyang dan Bobby siap menjalani 15 tahapan upacara adat Batak Mandailing selama 2 hari di Medan. Foto oleh Media Center Medan Manopot Horja Bobby Nasution-Kahiyang Ayu

Inilah rangkaian acara adat Batak Mandailing pernikahan Kahiyang-Bobby

Nov 21, 2017 - 11:13 AM

Acara akan berlangsung selama sepekan mulai 19-26 November di Medan

ADAT BATAK MANDAILING. Selama sepekan, pasangan pengantin baru Bobby Nasution dan Kahiyang Ayu akan melewati rangkaian prosesi adat Batak Mandailing di Medan. Foto dari akun Instagram @irsyalharahap

What were the other ASEAN countries up to in Manila?

Nov 16, 2017 - 2:00 PM

A rundown of the main concerns and activities of the ASEAN member-states at the 31st Summit in Manila

ASEAN SUMMIT. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and leaders and representatives of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member states do the traditional ASEAN handshake as they pose for a photo following the signing ceremony of the ASEAN Concensus on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of the Migrant Workers at the Philippine International Convention Center on November 14, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Meet the spouses of the ASEAN leaders

Nov 12, 2017 - 4:00 PM

Rappler places the spotlight on some of the spouses of the ASEAN leaders, from Brunei's Queen Saleha to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's long-time partner Honeylet Avanceña

MEET THE SPOUSES. Rappler looks at some of the spouses of ASEAN leaders. File photos from

Indonesian President Jokowi arrives in PH for ASEAN Summit

Nov 12, 2017 - 12:07 PM

It is not the first time the leader of ASEAN's largest democracy has visited the Philippines under President Rodrigo Duterte, with both having paid state visits to each other's countries

JOINT EFFORTS. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and Indonesian President Joko Widodo hold a meeting at Malacañang Palace in April 2017. Malacañang file photo

Meski tak diundang, banyak warga Solo tetap mendoakan Kahiyang-Bobby

Nov 09, 2017 - 8:19 AM

"Enggak diundang enggak apa-apa, yang penting kami tetap mendoakan."

RESEPSI KEDUA. Presiden Joko Widodo (kiri) dan Ibu Negara Iriana Joko Widodo (kedua kiri) berfoto bersama artis pelawak Andre Taulani (tiga kiri), Sule (empat kiri) dan Tukul Arwana (kanan) saat resepsi pernikahan Kahiyang Ayu (dua kanan) dengan Bobby Nasution (tiga kanan) di Gedung Graha Saba, Sumber, Solo, Jawa Tengah, Rabu, 8 November malam. Foto oleh Mohammad Ayudha/ANTARA FOTO

Buktikan cinta, Bobby bacakan sighat taklik untuk Kahiyang

Nov 08, 2017 - 4:54 PM

Sighat taklik merupakan janji suami untuk memperlakukan istrinya secara layak, termasuk menafkahi dan tidak menyakiti secara fisik dan batin.

SAH. Presiden Joko Widodo (kiri) dan Ibu Negara Iriana Joko Widodo (kedua kiri), berfoto bersama Mantan presiden Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (ketiga kanan) beserta Ani Yudhoyono (ketiga kiri), Ibunda Bobby Nasution, Hanifah Siregar (kedua kanan) dan Paman Bobby Nasution, Irwin Nasution (kanan) saat menghadiri pernikahan Kahiyang Ayu (keempat kanan) dan Bobby Nasution (keempat kiri) di Gedung Graha Saba, Sumber, Solo, Jawa Tengah, Rabu (8/11). Foto oleh Maulana Surya/ANTARA FOTO

LIVE UPDATES: Dari pernikahan Kahiyang Ayu dan Bobby Nasution

Nov 07, 2017 - 10:36 AM

Kahiyang Ayu dan Bobby Nasution menikah di Solo, Rabu, 8 November 2017

MENIKAH. Kahiyang Ayu dan Bobby Nasution menikah di Solo, rabu, 8 November 2017. Foto dari akun Instagram @ayangkahiyang

Jokowi pantau langsung gladi kotor pernikahan Kahiyang-Bobby

Nov 06, 2017 - 9:17 PM

Tamu undangan akan dijemput dengan menggunakan becak menuju gedung. Ada sekitar 50 tukang becak yang siap antar-jemput tamu sejak pagi

GLADI KOTOR. Gladi kotor pengamanan rombongan kereta kuda yang akan membawa calon mempelai saat akad nikah. Foto oleh Ari Susanto/Rappler

5 fakta persiapan pernikahan Kahiyang Ayu-Bobby Nasution

Oct 23, 2017 - 11:30 AM

Pernikahan Kahiyang Ayu dan Bobby Nasution pada 8 November mendatang akan jadi hajatan nasional dengan rasa lokal

PERNIKAHAN. Putri Presiden Joko Widodo, Kahiyang Ayu akan menikah dengan kekasihnya, Bobby Nasution, 8 November mendatang. Foto dari akun Instagram @ayangkahiyang

Berita hari ini: Sabtu, 14 Oktober 2017

Oct 14, 2017 - 10:06 PM

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Raih dua juta penonton, ‘Pengabdi Setan’ gelar syukuran

Oct 11, 2017 - 6:37 PM

Selain itu film daur ulang ini juga mendapatkan 13 nominasi dalam 'Festival Film Indonesia'

DUA JUTA PENONTON. Hanya dalam waktu 13 hari, film 'Pengabdi Setan' sukses meraih 2 juta penonton. Foto dari akun Instagram @pengabdisetanofficial

Empat hal menarik di balik film horor 'Pengabdi Setan'

Oct 08, 2017 - 6:07 PM

Kru film 'Pengabdi Setan' pun tak luput ikut merasakan peristiwa menyeramkan saat syuting

POSTER. Poster promosi film horor 'Pengabdi Setan'. Foto diambil dari

IN PHOTOS: Duterte in Brunei to celebrate Sultan's golden jubilee

Oct 07, 2017 - 8:18 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte 'reaffirms the long and enduring ties' and 'renews the special friendship' between the Philippines and Brunei

50TH ANNIVERSARY. President Rodrigo Duterte visits Brunei as Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah marks his 50th anniversary on the throne. All photos from Malacañang

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Oct 06, 2017 - 2:13 PM

Membaca pesan kuat Presiden Jokowi dari teks lengkap pidato Jokowi di HUT TNI ke-72

HUT TNI. Panglima TNI Jenderal Gatot Nurmantyo (kiri) tengah menunjukkan acara parade HUT ke-72 TNI kepada Presiden Joko Widodo pada Kamis, 5 Oktober. Foto diambil dari akun @KSPgoid