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Torrential rains flood Indonesia capital

Feb 25, 2020 - 2:02 PM

There are no immediate reports of casualties after the latest deluge, but parts of the city grind to a halt as neighborhoods are swamped in muddy water, while power outages hit some districts

FLOODING. Motorists are seen trapped on a flooded toll road after heavy rain in Bekasi, West Java on February 25, 2020. Photo by Rezas/AFP

At least 2 injured in Jakarta building collapse

Jan 06, 2020 - 1:33 PM

(UPDATED) TV images show about half the building, located on the massive city's western side, had caved in with concrete and other debris lying on the road

COLLAPSED. A crowd gathers to watch rescuers as they search a five-story building after part of the structure collapsed in Jakarta on January 6, 2020. Photo by Dasril Roszandi/AFP

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 arrests two dozen after minister attack

Oct 16, 2019 - 7:13 AM

The world's biggest Muslim majority nation is on high alert ahead of President Joko Widodo’s second-term inauguration on Sunday, October 20, with some 27,000 troops expected to be deployed in the capital Jakarta

(FILES) This file photo taken on July 27, 2016 shows then-newly appointed Indonesian Security Minister Wiranto posing for photographers prior to an inauguration ceremony at the presidential palace in Jakarta. Indonesia's chief security minister Wiranto suffered "two deep wounds" in his stomach after he was stabbed by a suspected militant on October 10, 2019, according to police and a hospital spokesman, adding that a local police chief was also injured. ADEK BERRY / AFP

Suspected ISIS radical stabs Indonesian security minister

Oct 10, 2019 - 4:19 PM

'Someone approached and attacked him. The local police chief and Pak (Mr) Wiranto were injured,' National Police spokesman Dedi Prasetyo says

WIRANTO. This file photo taken on July 27, 2016 shows then-newly appointed Indonesian Security Minister Wiranto posing for photographers prior to an inauguration ceremony at the presidential palace in Jakarta. Photo by Adek Berry/AFP

Sinking city: Indonesia's capital on brink of disaster

Aug 16, 2019 - 1:30 PM

Decades of uncontrolled and excessive depletion of groundwater reserves, rising sea-levels, and increasingly volatile weather patterns mean swathes of Jakarta have already started to disappear

In this picture taken on July 26, 2019 shops are submerged as seen in northern Jakarta. Indonesia's capital is being swallowed into the ground at such an alarming rate that experts warn much of it could be submerged by 2050. BAY ISMOYO / AFP

Indonesian man walking in reverse to save forests

Aug 11, 2019 - 1:08 PM

Medi Bastoni sets out on his arduous with the goal of reaching Jakarta by August 16, a day before the Southeast Asian nation's independence day anniversary

REVERSE. This handout courtesy of Medi Bastoni taken and released on August 5, 2019 shows Bastoni as he takes a selfie during a quick stop in Kendal, during his ongoing campaign to draw attention to the issue of deforestation in Indonesia.  Medi Bastoni/AFP

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 to return 49 containers of waste to Europe, U.S.

Jul 03, 2019 - 7:29 AM

Jakarta joins a chorus of Southeast Asian nations that are increasingly unhappy about being used as dumping grounds for trash from Western countries

In this picture taken on June 19, 2019, Indonesian officials check one of the 49 containers loaded with a combination of garbage, plastic waste and hazardous materials in violation of import rules, in Batam island. Dozens of shipping containers full of waste will be returned to France and other developed countries, Indonesia said on July 2, 2019 as Southeast Asian nations increasingly reject serving as dumping grounds for international trash. Andaru / AFP

Indonesian troops flood Jakarta streets after post-election riots

May 23, 2019 - 2:08 PM

(UPDATED) The government has also partly blocked access to social media – including Twitter, Facebook and Instagram – in a bid to clamp down on fake news and hoaxes linked to the violence

INDONESIA CLASHES. Indonesian policemen leave the office of the Election Oversight Body (Bawaslu) in Jakarta on May 23, 2019. Photo by Adek Berry/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 new capital to be decided this year – minister

May 15, 2019 - 8:11 PM

'So we hope in 2024 the new capital is ready to be the new government center,' says urban planning minister Bambang Brodjonegoro

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 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

Torrential rain triggers flooding, evacuations in Indonesia's capital

Apr 26, 2019 - 3:24 PM

Heavy rain pounds the greater Jakarta area, causing the Ciliwung river to burst its banks and prompting flash flooding in at least 17 communities

EVACUATION. A rescue team evacuates a resident from a flooded neighborhood in Jakarta, on April 26, 2019, after several areas were affected by heavy rainfall. Photo by Bay Ismoyo/AFP

Indonesian police arrests 7 in 'record' human trafficking bust

Apr 10, 2019 - 7:58 AM

The alleged traffickers are suspected to have sent some 500 victims to work as domestic helpers in Morocco, 220 to Turkey, 300 more to Syria and another 200 to Saudi Arabia between 2018 and this year

RECORD BUST. Suspects face the wall during a press conference by Indonesian officials in Jakarta, on April 9, 2019, about trafficking-related offenses. Photo by Bay Ismoyo/AFP

Traffic-choked Jakarta inaugurates mass rapid transit system

Mar 24, 2019 - 6:15 PM

The 16-kilometer line opens to the public on Monday, March 25, with tickets free during the first week

A Jakarta's Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) waits for passengers after it opened for the first time to the public on March 12, 2019. - The project, which is considered the first phase of the city's MRT line, is 16 kilometres long which stretches from the capital's landmark Hotel Indonesia roundabout in Central Jakarta to Lebak Bulus in South Jakarta. The MRT aims to reduce the current two hours travel time to just 30 minutes, the company's president director William Sabandar said. (Photo by BAY ISMOYO / AFP)

Dozens buried in Indonesia gold mine collapse

Feb 27, 2019 - 2:56 PM

(UPDATED) Four people have been found dead while 19 others are pulled from the rubble alive with minor and serious injuries, according to officials

DISASTER. This handout picture from Indonesia's Badan Nasional Penanggulangan Bencana (BNPB), the accident mitigation agency, taken and released on February 27, 2019 shows rescuers carrying a survivor from an illegal gold mine collapse in the Bolaang Mongondow region of North Sulawesi.  Handout/Badan Nasional Penanggulangan Bencana BNBP/AFP

Smashing away anger at Indonesia's 'Temper Clinic'

Feb 23, 2019 - 11:27 PM

Young Indonesians unleash their pent-up rage at the Temper Clinic, which also lets clients bust up old televisions and printers for a slightly higher price

ANGER ISSUES. This picture taken on January 26, 2019 shows Genta Kalbu Tanjung (left), a 20-year-old student, posing with her two friends after a session at the Temper Clinic in Jakarta. Photo by Goh Chai Hin/AFP

Pinoy Pacio secures ONE Championship strawweight belt in Jakarta

Sep 23, 2018 - 8:56 AM

The Team Lakay standout dethrones Yoshitaka Naito via unanimous decision in a rematch of their 2016 title contest

ON A ROLL. Joshua Pacio extendS Team Lakay's hot streak. Photo from ONE Championship

Coming, ready or not: thousands pour in for 2018 Asian Games

Aug 14, 2018 - 10:30 AM

Organizers are making reassuring noises about their arrangements but Indonesia has never hosted a sports event on this scale

CLOSING IN. Foreign badminton athletes walk past laborers working on the old athletes villages renovation at the Senayan sports complex. Photo by Adek Berry/AFP

Lorde, SZA and more rock Jakarta’s We The Fest 2018

Aug 01, 2018 - 2:30 PM

The 2018 edition of the Indonesian music festival boasted a massive lineup that included Vince Staples, Miguel, James Bay, Honne, Eric Nam and more

Photo by Paolo Abad/Rappler

Asian Games 2018: No picture-perfect venues yet

Jul 18, 2018 - 11:26 AM

The athletes’ village and stadiums in Indonesia are '95% ready' but potential pitfalls remain

EOUND THE CLOCK. Foreign badminton athletes walk past laborers working on the old athletes villages renovation at the Senayan sports complex, just a month before Indonesia hosts the 2018 Asian Games. Photo by Adek Berry/AFP

Indonesia police kill 11 petty criminals in Asian Games crackdown

Jul 17, 2018 - 6:36 PM

Some 52 suspects have been shot after resisting arrest in the capital Jakarta since the start of July, with 11 dying of their wounds, police say

Indonesia fireworks factory fire leaves 23 dead, dozens injured

Oct 26, 2017 - 5:32 PM

A firefighter on the scene says the victims had been burned beyond recognition

RAZED. Indonesian forensic policemen work after a fire disaster in Tangerang Kota, Banten province on October 26, 2017. Photo by Demy Sanjaya/AFP

U.S. barred Indonesia's top general due to 'administrative error'

Oct 25, 2017 - 7:15 PM

The incident sparks a diplomatic upset, with Jakarta demanding an explanation and Washington apologizing several times through its embassy

GLITCH. Indonesian General Gatot Nurmantyo was turned away at Jakarta airport.

IN PHOTOS: Creative posters, sea of pink at Indonesia Women's March

Mar 06, 2017 - 3:53 PM

Creative posters high spirits song and dance made up Indonesia s women s march which advocated for gender equality

NO TO VIOLENCE. 'However we dress, wherever you go, yes means yes and no means no.' Photo by Diego Mahameru Batara/Rappler

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, February 15, 2017

Feb 15, 2017 - 12:00 PM

Hello Here s a roundup of news you need to know this Wednesday

Throngs vow to vote for Muslim leaders in Jakarta election

Feb 11, 2017 - 10:44 PM

Supporters and followers of several Islamic groups flash posters such as I d prefer if my leader is a Muslim and It is forbidden to pick an infidel leader

IN PHOTOS: Chinese New Year celebrations in Jakarta

Jan 28, 2017 - 7:43 PM

Temple goers of all ages coming from various cities across the country welcomed the Year of the Rooster by praying for a healthy and prosperous year

TRADITION. Indonesians of all ages have been coming to the temple since Friday night to welcome the Year of the Rooster. Photo by Han Nguyen

Over 200,000 Indonesian Muslims protest Christian governor

Dec 02, 2016 - 10:38 AM

3rd UPDATE People headed towards a massive park in downtown Jakarta to protest against Basuki Tjahaja Purnama who has become the target of widespread anger

PROTEST. Indonesian Muslims gather at Jakarta's National Monument Park as part of a rally against Jakarta's Christian Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, better known by his nickname Ahok, on December 2, 2016. Huge crowds of Muslim protesters descended on Jakarta on December 2 to demand the Indonesian capital's Christian governor be arrested for insulting Islam. Photo by Bay Ismoyo/AFP

Jakarta governor accused of blasphemy faces police

Nov 07, 2016 - 9:24 PM

On Monday November 7 the governor is questioned as a witness at national police headquarters in Jakarta emerging after 9 hours and making his way through a media scrum

GOVERNOR AHOK. This file photo taken on August 14, 2014 shows Jakarta governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, known by his nickname Ahok, speaking to journalists at his office in Jakarta. File photo by Adek Berry/ AFP

WATCH: Rally turns violent in Jakarta as angry protesters attacks police

Nov 04, 2016 - 10:22 PM

The ugly scenes – just meters from the presidential palace – mar an otherwise peaceful rally by Islamic groups against governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama or Ahok a Christian accused of insulting Islam

TEAR GAS. An Indonesian policeman fires a tear gas canister to disperse Muslim protesters near the presidential palace during clashes after a rally against governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, a Christian accused of insulting Islam, in Jakarta on November 4, 2016. Photo by GIANRIGO MARLETTA/AFP

Indonesian Islamic hardliners protest Christian governor

Oct 14, 2016 - 7:19 PM

The protest was triggered by accusations Jakarta governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama known by his nickname Ahok insulted Islam by criticizing opponents who used Koranic references to attack him ahead of the February polls

Ribuan pengunjuk rasa berdemo memprotes pernyataan Gubernur DKI Basuki Tjahaja Purnama tentang ayat suci. Foto oleh Diego Batara/Rappler

Duterte attacks US, praises China in Indonesia

Sep 09, 2016 - 2:38 PM

3rd UPDATE Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte also says he does not give a shit about what the international community thinks of him

THANK YOU, CHINA. President Rodrigo Duterte thanks China for its generosity. Photo by Rappler

New executions looming in Indonesia

Jul 25, 2016 - 4:03 PM

President Joko Widodo refuses to back down insisting Indonesia is facing an emergency due to rising narcotics use and that drug traffickers must be harshly punished

EXECUTIONS LOOM. An Indonesian girl walks past pictures of executed Australian death-row prisoners Andrew Chan (R) and Myuran Sukumaran (C), and Indonesian Zainal Abidin, on display at Saint Carolus funeral home in Jakarta, Indonesia, April 29, 2015. File photo by Bagus Indahono/EPA

'Mosque-mobile' makes praying easier in gridlocked Jakarta

Jul 05, 2016 - 5:04 PM

The van is run by the Archipelago Mosque Foundation an organization that sets up and maintains mosques with funding provided by Adira Sharia a group that provides Islamic compliant financing for motor vehicles

MOBILE MOSQUE. This picture taken on June 28, 2016 shows Indonesian men offering prayers at a "mobile mosque" outside a sports complex in Jakarta. Photo by Adek Berry/AFP

SHORT FILM: POPcorn Dreams

Jul 05, 2016 - 7:40 AM

What does it take to be a pop idol?

Counterfeiter sells purified water bottles filled with well water

Jun 07, 2016 - 3:53 PM

Purified water? Not so fast

AQUA WATER. Counterfeiter filled fake Aqua gallons with well water. Photo by Zachary Lee.

Jakarta governor bans wearing of headscarf in public schools

Jun 06, 2016 - 10:02 PM

The headscarf that they wear looks like a napkin I think the napkin in my kitchen is better

CONTROVERSIAL. Jakarta governor Basuki 'Ahok' Tjahaja Purnama is a controversial figure. File photo by AFP

Uber launches carpooling service in Southeast Asia

May 18, 2016 - 7:01 PM

The launch of uberPOOL came just weeks after the start up introduced a motorbike taxi service in Jakarta

NEW OFFERING. Uber launches UberPOOL in Jakarta. File photo by Roslan Rahman/AFP

I ate at a North Korean restaurant and here's what happened

May 06, 2016 - 6:19 PM

The Pyongyang restaurant is owned and operated by the government of North Korea

DINING ROOM. A wooden dining table in a dining room. Photo by Zachary Lee/Rappler

Hasil Indonesia Soccer Championship: Persija tahan imbang Persipura 1-1

Apr 29, 2016 - 11:03 PM

Hasil tak maksimal bagi tuan rumah

Jakarta bloodshed spotlights rise of ISIS affiliate in Southeast Asia

Jan 15, 2016 - 8:09 PM

ISIS is changing strategy They are establishing branches of ISIS across the world including Southeast Asia says Jakarta police chief Tito Karnavian former head of Indonesia s anti terrorism unit

Flowers and placards that read "We are not afraid " are displayed outside the damaged Starbucks coffee shop in central Jakarta on January 15, 2016, a day after a series of explosions hit the Indonesian capital. The deadly Paris-style attack in Jakarta has thrown a spotlight on a shadowy Southeast Asian faction of the Islamic State group and offers new evidence of the spread of IS franchises. AFP PHOTO / MANAN VATSYAYANA

Indonesia on alert as police probe attacks

Jan 15, 2016 - 3:48 PM

Authorities say national police are on highest alert especially in areas considered targets of terror like police stations government offices and embassies

ALERT. An Indonesian police patrol car drives past the scene of a bomb blast at a police post on a traffic island on J1 Thamrin, in Jakarta, Indonesia, January 15, 2016. File photo by Roni-Bintang/EPA

More ISIS attacks likely as group suffers setbacks – US general

Jan 15, 2016 - 8:01 AM

It is important to understand that these terrorist acts don t necessarily mean [ISIS] is getting stronger says General Lloyd Austin head of the military s Central Command

ON ISIS ATTACKS. US Army General Lloyd Austin says the increase of ISIS attacks doesn't necessarily mean the group is getting stronger. File photo by Lucas Jackson/EPA

Jakarta attacks confirm regional fears over ISIS – analysts

Jan 14, 2016 - 7:30 PM

The blasts and gunfire that rock Jakarta come after 6 years of relative calm following a government crackdown that weakened the country s most dangerous homegrown Islamic networks

AFTER THE ATTACK. A handout picture provieded by the Indonesian Presidential Palace shows Indonesia President, Joko Widodo (C-L, white shirt) visiting the blast site near a shopping mall in Jakarta, Indonesia, January 14, 2016. Photo by Presidential Palace/EPA

#KamiTidakTakut: Indonesians unfazed in the face of terror

Jan 14, 2016 - 5:41 PM

Indonesians fight back with a strong message of courage and hope We are not afraid

Indonesia school staff freed after abuse convictions quashed

Aug 14, 2015 - 6:02 PM

The Jakarta High Court ruling in the men s favor and the speed of their release still came as a surprise after months of frustrated attempts to challenge their convictions

Guru Jakarta International School Neil Bantleman dari Kanada dikawal polisi setelah dijatuhi hukuman 10 tahun penjara oleh PN Jakarta Selatan, 2 April 2015. Foto oleh Adi Weda/EPA

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May 09, 2015 - 7:15 PM

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Profiles of foreigners on death row in Indonesia

Apr 24, 2015 - 10:51 PM

Here are brief profiles of the inmates who include two from Australia one each from Brazil France and the Philippines and four from Africa

DRILLS. Indonesian special police squad hold a drill ahead of the transfer of Australian death-row prisoners Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran from Kerobokan Prison to Nusakambangan Prison in Denpasar, Bali, on February 27, 2015. Photo by Made Nagi/EPA