Indonesia condemns Australia navy incursion into its waters: The Indonesian government on Friday said it “deplored” the incursion into its territorial waters by the Australian navy. Australia had earlier apologized for the encroachment, saying it occurred inadvertently and without the knowledge or consent of the Australian government. Indonesia withdrew an earlier statement that expressed deep regret over […]

Jakarta — A 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck near Indonesia on Sunday, said the U.S. Geological Survey. The 6.3-magnitude quake was centered 343 kilometers (212) miles northwest of Saumlaki, a coastal town in Maluku province, at a depth of 9 kilometers (5.5 miles) beneath the sea. It was centered approximately 212 miles (340 kilometers) west-northwest of […]

Hong Kong ‘Domestic helpers’, maids/housekeepers, treated as slaves, Amnesty International report said. Based on the latest report, mostly Filipino or Indonesian women who work as domestic helpers in Hong Kong received maltreatment. According to Amnesty International report, “Exploited for Profit, Failed by Governments”, by recruitment and placement agencies who seize their documents and charge them […]

Jakarta — An Anonymous Indonesia hacker claimed responsibility for cyber attacks on Australian police and central bank websites, demanding an apology from Australia for the ongoing spying row between the two countries. Aussie officials called the attacks “irresponsible”, and said the hacker could face prosecution. The federal police also said, “These attacks…will not influence government policy,” […]

NUSA DUA, Indonesia — After U.S. President Barack Obama was forced to stay home and address the government deadlock, Secretary of State John Kerry reassured APEC leaders gathered in Bali, Indonesia, that American commitment to the region is unwavering according to report. The APEC summit was blackened by U.S. President Obama’s absence because of the […]

A volcano erupted on Indonesia’s Sumatra island Sunday spewing red-hot ash and rocks onto nearby villages and forcing thousands of villagers to flee, according officials. The eruption occurred shortly before dawn on  Mount Sinabung in Karo district, North Sumatra province. “More than 3,000 people have been evacuated from areas within a three-kilometre (two-mile) radius of […]