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RI prioritizes handling forest fires in three provinces

24 September 2014

The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) is streamlining its efforts to handle forest fires in South Sumatra, Central Kalimantan, and Riau in Indonesia, the agencys Acting Secretary Dody Ruswandi stated here on Tuesday. … Full News here – ANTARA News –

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‘3,000 European jihadis’ now in Syria, Iraq

24 September 2014

The number of Europeans joining Islamist fighters in Syria and Iraq has jumped by a third to around 3,000 in a few months, the EU counter terrorism chief said Tuesday. In an exclusive interview with AFP, Gilles de Kerchove said the flow of Europeans may have been boosted by the Islamic State militant group’s declaration […]

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Indonesia on Verge of Opening Its Skies to Southeast Asian Airlines

24 September 2014

Jakarta. Five Indonesian cities are ready to fully open their skies to unlimited flights operated by Southeast Asian airlines, ahead of an agreement to liberalize the regional aviation market that comes into force next year, Indonesian officials have said. The Transportation Ministry says all the necessary documents ahead of the implementation of the Association of […]

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300 personnel to secure FPI rally against Ahok`s inauguration

24 September 2014

The Central Jakarta Police will deploy 300 personnel when the Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) stages a rally to protest against the inauguration of Basuki T Purnama as Jakarta governor to replace Joko Widodo who has been elected … Full News here – ANTARA News –

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Australian counterterror officer shoots man dead

24 September 2014

Police say a man has been shot dead and two counterterrorism police have been stabbed in a confrontation in Australia’s second largest city. It was not immediately clear whether the violence was related to a recent call from the Islamic State group to supporters to kill people in their home countries. The police statement said […]

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Jakarta International School Sexual-Abuse Trials to Look at Janitors' Role

24 September 2014

Jakarta International School Sexual-Abuse Trials to Look at Janitors' Role Court trials begin this week in Indonesia over alleged child sexual abuse at the Jakarta International School. Documents seen by The Wall Street Journal shed new light on the extent of the alleged abuse. The Wall Street Journal's Richard Paddock has … Full News here […]

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Syria opposition welcomes US strikes, urges pressure on Assad

24 September 2014

Syrias opposition National Coalition on Tuesday welcomed US-led air strikes against the Islamic State group, but urged sustained pressure on President Bashar al-Assads government. “Tonight, the international community has … Full News here – ANTARA News –

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Albania destroys marijuana worth $8.2 billion

24 September 2014

Albania’s Interior Ministry says the country’s authorities have destroyed marijuana of an estimated market value of 6.4 billion euro ($ 8.2 billion) this year — more than 60 percent of the country’s annual GDP. Minister of Interior Affairs Saimir Tahiri says police have destroyed 102 tons of marijuana and 530,000 cannabis plants since March and […]

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Presiden Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono waving to reporters at Halim Perdanakusuma International Airport in Jakarta. (Antara Photo/Prasetyo Utomo)

At West Point, SBY Stresses Importance of Soft Power and Politics

24 September 2014

Jakarta. President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono in a speech at the elite US military academy at West Point said that in a world that is “witnessing the emergence of the geopolitics of emotions,” soft power remains crucial in defeating terrorist movements like Islamic State. “Once ISIS [Islamic State in Iraq and Syria] can be defeated militarily, […]

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A member of the  guard at the royal palace in Solo, Central Java. (JG Photo/Ali Lutfi)

Police ‘Reluctant’ to Investigate Solo King Rape Accusation

23 September 2014

Jakarta. The lawyer of a student who claims she was raped by Pakubuwono XIII is accusing police of looking for excuses to avoid implicating the king of Solo. “Police act as if they don’t trust the victim,” Iwan Pangka, a lawyer for the 15-year-old alleged rape victim, was quoted as saying by news portal Detik.com […]

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TransJakarta buses parked in Cawang, East Jakarta. (Antara Photo/Vitalis Yogi Trisna)

Former Jakarta Transportation Agency Head Charged in Another Graft Case

23 September 2014

Jakarta. Former Jakarta Transportation Agency head Udar Pristono is not only suspected of misappropriating money as part of a 2013 TransJakarta bus procurement project, but also of doing the same a year earlier, when the city purchased articulated buses, the Attorney General’s Office announced on Tuesday. “The decision to name him a suspect was based […]

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China ready to support modernization of Indonesian military`s weapons: Minister

23 September 2014

During a meeting with Indonesian Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro here on Tuesday, Chinese Defense Minister General Chang Wanquan expressed his willingness to support the Indonesian militarys efforts to modernize its weapon … Full News here – ANTARA News –

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Three Unsoed officials arrested for graft

23 September 2014

The Central Java Prosecutors’ Office has announced the arrest of three officials from Jenderal Soedirman University (Unsoed) in Purwokerto on allegations of graft in the procurement of equipment for the university’s research and development center laboratory. The three officials are Bondansari, a lecturer, Eko Hariyanto, the deputy rector, and Anjar Taruna Ari Sudewa, deputy dean […]

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Fate of direct elections still unclear despite SBY's

23 September 2014

Fate of direct elections still unclear despite SBY's Thank you! A TransJakarta bus passes beneath a banner with a photo of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono at Manggarai bus terminal in Jakarta on Monday. The banner was an expression of gratitude to Yudhoyono for rejecting indirect elections for local … Full News here – Read more on […]

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Papua promotes Ugimba and Carstensz as tourist destinations

23 September 2014

The Papua province has offered to promote Ugimba Village in Intan Jaya District and Carstensz Pyramid as tourist destinations in a bid to empower the local communities. Indonesian Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy … Full News here – ANTARA News –

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