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Spain’s king to give speech after sister indicted

Spain’s new King Felipe VI will give his first Christmas Eve speech Wednesday amid intense interest over what he might say — or not say — about his sister Princess Cristina’s indictment two days ago on tax fraud charges. The speech watched by millions on TV is the most important national address by Spanish kings […]

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President Jokowi visits PBNU office

President Joko Widodo (Jokow) visited the office of Nahdlatul Ulama Central Executive Board (PBNU) here on Wednesday to gather inputs related to the nations problems, especially social issues that plague Indonesia. “We … Full News here – ANTARA News –

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Indonesian police arrest terror suspect in Sukoharjo

The Special Detachment 88 squad of the Indonesian Police has arrested terror suspect alias DK (33) in Sukoharjo District of Central Java Province on Tuesday, (Dec. 23). The local witness Parjiman claimed that he had seen … Full News here – ANTARA News –

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Russia: NATO pushed Kiev to drop nonaligned status

NATO members pushed Ukraine toward dropping its nonaligned status, Russia claimed Wednesday, and also criticized the alliance for expanding its military presence near Russian borders. Ukraine’s parliament abandoned the nonaligned position Tuesday, possibly paving the way for a bid to join NATO, in defiance of Russia’s protests. The move doesn’t guarantee that Ukraine will apply […]

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Jakarta Welcomes Littoral Combat Ship USS Fort Worth

Jakarta Welcomes Littoral Combat Ship USS Fort Worth “Fort Worth's arrival in Jakarta is the first of many engagements she will conduct with regional navies while deployed to 7th Fleet for the next 15 months,” said Williams. “This port visit also speaks to our strong and growing partnership with the … Full News here – […]

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NKorea outage a case study in online uncertainties

North Korea’s microscopic corner of the Internet has had a rough couple of days, suffering seven outages in the last 48 hours, according to one Web traffic monitor. The mysterious problems have some talking of a retaliatory cyberattack by the United States, which holds Pyongyang responsible for last month’s spectacular hack of Sony Pictures. American […]

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Convicts will get Indonesian health insurance from 2015: Social Minister

Social Affairs Minister Khofifah Indar Parawansa said convicts in Indonesia will get health insurance card Kartu Indonesia Sehat from 2015. “We have prepared cards for 320 thousand convicts in Indonesia,” the minister said … Full News here – ANTARA News –

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Indonesian police arrest two terror suspects in East Java

The Indonesian Police has arrested two terror suspects in East Java who are believed to be linked to terrorist Dulmatin, one of the masterminds behind the 2002 Bali bombings. “The suspects were included in the police search … Full News here – ANTARA News –

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IS shoots down warplane over Syria

Jordan’s military says one of its warplanes that was on a mission over Syria has crashed in the northern province of Raqqa and the pilot was captured by the Islamic State group. The statement carried by state news agency Petra said that IS and “those who support it” will be responsible for the safety of […]

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MS named terrorism suspect after interrogation of Indonesian Police

The Indonesian National Police have formally named MS suspect after questioning him at the Mobile Brigade headquarters in Kelapa Dua, Depok, West Java. “One person, MS, has been named suspect while 11 others have been … Full News here – ANTARA News –

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Jakarta Police personnel secure churches for Christmas

The Jakarta Metropolitan Police Command has stationed thousands of personnel to secure Christmas Eve service in churches on Wednesday. “Securing Christmas celebrations is a huge responsibility and the presence of police … Full News here – ANTARA News –

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West Jakarta police impound 1.2 tons of hashish

The police in Kalideres area, West Jakarta, confiscated 1.2 tons of hashish from a container truck on Wednesday morning, according to West Jakarta Police spokesman Senior Commissioner Fadil Imran. “We discovered the … Full News here – ANTARA News –

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Rescue:  A farmer tries on Wednesday to round up his ducks as they float along in floodwaters inundating a paddy field in Kroya, Cilacap. A number of farmers say widespread flooding in the regency has inflicted huge financial losses as waters swept away thousands of chickens and significant amounts of livestock. (JP/Agus Maryono)

Floods in Banyumas, Cilacap begin to recede

Rescue: A farmer tries on Wednesday to round up his ducks as they float along in floodwaters inundating a paddy field in Kroya, Cilacap. A number of farmers say widespread flooding in the regency has inflicted huge financial losses as waters swept away thousands of chickens and significant amounts of livestock. (JP/Agus Maryono) Floodwaters that […]

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Rupiah weakens slightly on Wednesday afternoon

The rupiah exchange rate traded among banks in Jakarta on Wednesday afternoon weakened by five points to Rp 12,467 per US dollar from Rp 12,462. An analyst from PT Platon Niaga Berjangka, Lukman Leong, said in Jakarta on Wednesday that activities in the domestic financial market, which tended to be minimal ahead of Christmas festivities […]

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Jakarta prepares for Christmas

Jakarta prepares for Christmas Shopping malls, entertainment centers and hospitality businesses are gearing up to indulge Jakarta families who prefer to celebrate Christmas outside home with various discounts, special packages and events. Senayan City marketing and promotion … Full News here – Read more on Jakarta Post

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