'[The defendant] has been proven to have committed a criminal act of terrorism,' says judge Akhmad Jaini, who also cites Aman Abdurrahman's involvement in other attacks for handing down the death penalty
(UPDATED) Official estimates list 193 people missing as of Thursday morning, June 21, raising fears that the incident could become one of Indonesia's deadliest ferry disasters
The situation sparks confusion – and different estimates from various agencies – about the number of people on board. Police say there are as many as 178 people missing, which if confirmed would make it one of Indonesia's worst maritime disasters.
(3rd UPDATE) Local police say the group slammed a minivan into a gate at the station in Riau on Sumatra island and then attacked officers with samurai swords
(4th UPDATE) The spate of bombings has rocked Indonesia, with the Islamic State group claiming both the church and police station attacks
In the pre-dawn operation, 145 prisoners "surrendered unconditionally" and the hostage was released with no further casualties reported, said Chief Security Minister Wiranto
The quake struck deep at some 171 kilometers (106 miles) below the earth's surface in the Banda Sea, the US Geological Survey says
The Australian Strategic Policy Institute has earlier argued that Canberra should aim for ASEAN membership by 2024
The vaguely worded bill passes the 560-member house, but has just become official, over the objections of President Joko Widodo who refused to sign off on the controversial legislation
Although niqabs are common in ultra-conservative Saudi Arabia and some other Gulf states, they're rare in secular Indonesia, where around 90% of its 260 million people have traditionally followed a moderate form of Islam
An underwater video shot by British diver Rich Horner this week showing a sea overflowing with plastic and other garbage at Manta Point, a well-known diving site near Bali's main island, highlights trouble in paradise
Puteri Indonesia or Miss Universe Indonesia is the oldest and one of the biggest national beauty pageants in Indonesia, which selects the country's representative for Miss Universe
The Indonesian government blocks Tumblr, saying the New York-based company had not replied to its February letter demanding that pornographic content be scrubbed from the platform within 48 hours
'Inside the crocodile's stomach, we found the left arm and a leg that we believe belonged to the victim,' local police chief Teddy Ristiawan says
Twelve people are confirmed to have died while another 6 remain missing, officials say, adding that another 18 survived the disaster
Local officials dig up a cemetery at Brondong in East Java to search for the remains, dumped there after being taken from the WWII shipwrecks
(UPDATED) The quake occurs at a depth of 11.9 kilometers (7 miles) and its epicenter is in the Seram Sea around 194 kilometers (121 miles) northwest of Ambon, capital of Maluku province, according to USGS.
(UPDATED) 'The landslide buried the farmers working in their rice fields,' disaster mitigation agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho says in a statement.
Indonesian police seize 1.6 tons of crystal methamphetamine on the ship, and are questioning 4 Taiwanese crew
Mount Sinabung on Sumatra island spews the thick plume after activity picked in recent days. There are no reports of injuries or deaths.
The suspects, farmers from the island of Borneo, admit killing the animal, saying it ruined their crops at a pineapple and palm oil plantation, according to authorities
Authorities in the country's second-biggest city Surabaya briefly detain about two dozen couples on Wednesday during a raid to sniff out any sign of Valentine's Day celebrations. They are expected to be released with a reprimand.
Police identify the victim as a 21-year-old called Adelina who had been working in Malaysia for two years
(UPDATED) Indonesian police shoot a sword-wielding man who attacked church congregation during Sunday Mass in Yogyakarta province
The bus carrying domestic tourists collide with a motorbike in West Java province
Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein: 'At a time when it is consolidating its democratic gains, we urge Indonesians to move forward - not backwards - on human rights'
Elizabeth Avalos, the mother of the missing girl, flew to Jakarta to continue her search for her daughter who was kidnapped in June 2017
Greater Jakarta, which is home to more than 30 million people, is pounded by heavy rain over the past 24 hours, triggering landslides and floods that have destroyed homes and toppled trees
The meeting, announced by chief security minister Wiranto, is being touted as a first for Muslim-majority Indonesia, which has long struggled with Islamist militancy and attacks
As Indonesia awaits the arrival of the United Nations Human Rights High Commissioner, advocacy groups understand the visit's impact but are realistic in their expectations
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Animal activists urge for the shut down of markets in Indonesia, where live dogs and cats are butchered and blow-torched alive
A report by international watchdog Front Line Defenders found that defenders of LGBT rights in Muslim-majority Indonesia, face escalating attacks ranging from defamation on social media to torture and sexual assault
Police lop off some of the beautiicians' long hair with scissors as well as force the group to wear male clothing and speak in a masculine voice
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
Homosexuality and gay sex are legal everywhere in Indonesia except in conservative Aceh province, which is ruled by Islamic law. Police, however, use the country's tough anti-pornography legislation to criminalize members of the LGBT community.
(4th UPDATE) Indonesia's capital Jakarta is rocked by a strong earthquake which forced some buildings to be evacuated, but there is no immediate tsunami threat or reported injuries
The two were snatched from their fishing vessel in the waters between the southern Philippines and Malaysia in November 2016
The 18-year-old high school student is found guilty of violating the country's internet law by making defamatory and slanderous comments online. Judges also ordered him to pay 10 million rupiah ($700) in fines.
Officials have described the collapse as an accident and not the result of an explosion
(5th UPDATE) A Jakarta police spokesman says the collapse was an accident and not the result of an explosion
January 10 marks trafficking victim Mary Jane Veloso’s 33rd birthday - the 8th time she’s celebrating it behind bars
Police suspect that Hani, who had worked as a domestic helper in Abu Dhabi for four years, secretly gave birth during an Etihad flight from there to Jakarta on Saturday
The group were among at least 141 men detained during a raid on a building that houses a sauna and a gym in the capital Jakarta in May
The unsuccessful petition would have affected unmarried heterosexuals and gay people, who cannot marry in Indonesia
The claim is just the latest in a string of maneuvers – including allegedly faking an injury in a car crash – that critics say the 62-year-old Setya Novanto has employed to dodge serious charges
Some 8 million children and teenagers across the Southeast Asian nation will receive the shot to prevent further spread of the disease which is caused by a bacterial infection
'Virtual currencies have weak foundation and are highly volatile – surely this [may] pose negative impacts on our economy,' Deputy Governor Sugeng of the central bank said of the prohibition.
Deforestation to make way for palm oil plantations is driving critically endangered Sumatran tigers towards extinction, researchers warn