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Gay man caned in Indonesia as crowd chants “hit him harder”

BANDA ACEH — The crowd hurled insults while the men winced their way through 83 lashes from a rattan cane on Tuesday as Indonesia’s only province to implement Sharia law punished two young men for gay
Suspected Suicide Bombing Kills Police Officer, Injures 4 Others in Indonesia

Suspected Suicide Bombing Kills Police Officer, Injures 4 Others in Indonesia

One police officer was killed and at least four others were injured

Crowds cheered as gay men were caned dozens of times in Indonesia

Sharia law is now being enforced legally in the Aceh Province in Indonesia, the world’s largest Muslim-majority country. On Tuesday, two men arrested for having sex were publicly caned for breaking
News Analysis: In Indonesia and Philippines, Militants Find a Common Bond: ISIS

News Analysis: In Indonesia and Philippines, Militants Find a Common Bond: ISIS

Philippine soldiers ran for cover to evade sniper fire on Thursday while trying to clear the southern city of Marawi of armed militants, one street at a time.
Philippine Military Recovers 16 Bodies in City Besieged by ISIS-Linked Militants

Philippine Military Recovers 16 Bodies in City Besieged by ISIS-Linked Militants

Residents on Sunday peered at bodies of people believed to have been killed by militants in Marawi City in the southern Philippines.
Convicted Drug Trafficker Schapelle Corby Has Been Deported to Australia After 12 Years in Indonesia

Convicted Drug Trafficker Schapelle Corby Has Been Deported to Australia After 12 Years in Indonesia

Corby maintains that she was innocent, and her case caused a major rift in relations
Hard-Line Moralist in Indonesia Faces Pornography Charges

Hard-Line Moralist in Indonesia Faces Pornography Charges

Rizieq Shihab, leader of the Islamic Defenders Front, at a protest in Jakarta, Indonesia, in December. He fled to Saudi Arabia after the police summoned him to testify in a pornography case.
The study that shows life is a lot more unequal than you (probably) think

The study that shows life is a lot more unequal than you (probably) think

Voters, take note: a World Bank survey of Indonesian households suggests people have a strong tendency to underestimate the extent of inequality – and it reveals how this can affect their political
Indonesia’s Pluralists Made Her a Hero, but Spotlight Brings Suspicion

Indonesia’s Pluralists Made Her a Hero, but Spotlight Brings Suspicion

A photograph from social media showing Asa Firda Inayah, 18, who became an instant celebrity in Muslim-majority Indonesia for her Facebook posts in praise of religious tolerance. She later
The Family of the Former Governor of Jakarta Fear He Will Be an Islamist Target While in Jail

The Family of the Former Governor of Jakarta Fear He Will Be an Islamist Target While in Jail

The jailing of Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, a Christian, on blasphemy charges in Muslim-majority Indonesia has shocked the nation.
‘I Don’t Want to Be Sad’: Indonesia’s Top Graft Buster Talks to TIME From His Hospital Bed

‘I Don’t Want to Be Sad’: Indonesia’s Top Graft Buster Talks to TIME From His Hospital Bed

Novel Baswedan, 39, spoke to TIME from hospital in Singapore, where he is being treated for injuries suffered in an acid attack.
Indonesia’s Military Chief Says ISIS Cells Are in ‘Almost Every Province’ of the Country

Indonesia’s Military Chief Says ISIS Cells Are in ‘Almost Every Province’ of the Country

The Muslim-majority country has seen a rise in radicalization in recent years
Why Google’s Tax Deal Reveals More About How Tech Firms Operate in Indonesia

Why Google’s Tax Deal Reveals More About How Tech Firms Operate in Indonesia

A bellwether of how the country may pursue Facebook and Twitter for taxes.
Why Google’s Tax Deal Reveals More About How Tech Firms Operate in Indonesia

Why Google’s Tax Deal Reveals More About How Tech Firms Operate in Indonesia

A bellwether of how the country may pursue Facebook and Twitter for taxes.
The Latest With the Obamas Is This River Rafting Outing in Indonesia

The Latest With the Obamas Is This River Rafting Outing in Indonesia

President Barack Obama and his family were seen river rafting on the Ayung River in Bali during their nine-day trip in Indonesia, Associated Press reports. The Obamas took to the water on Monday, June
Guantánamo Detainee May Get Military Trial Over Bombings in Indonesia

Guantánamo Detainee May Get Military Trial Over Bombings in Indonesia

The 2003 bombing of a Marriott Hotel in Jakarta killed at least 11 people and wounded about 140 more, including three Americans.

Obama: Back home again in Indonesia

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Barack Obama’s latest luxurious vacation still isn’t a problem

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Obama Rues Loss of ‘American Leadership’ on Climate Change

Obama Rues Loss of ‘American Leadership’ on Climate Change

Former President Barack Obama speaking Saturday in Jakarta, the Indonesian capital, at the end of a 10-day visit to the country.