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2 hrs ago | ABC News

Indonesian terrorists 'discuss targeting West over IS action'

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has announced Australia will send troops to the Middle East to potentially join an international coalition to fight the brutal Islamic State militant group which has captured swatches of territory in Iraq and Syria. There has not been a major attack on a Western target in Indonesia since the 2009 hotel bombings in Jakarta.

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News, Indonesia, Terrorism

6 hrs ago | The Nation

Indonesian quota a boost for durian traders

An opportunity has arisen for Thai durian exporters to increase sales of the "king of fruit", following Indonesia's recent decision to grant a special Thai quota for durians, after previously planning to halt all imports during the second half of the year. Somkiat Triratpan, deputy director-general of the Trade Negotiations Department, said the Indonesian authorities had opened a special import quota for 5,000 tonnes of Thai durian this month and October.

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Related Topix: Life, Fruits, Food, World News, Indonesia,

11 hrs ago | Malaysia Chronicle

BOMBSHELL: Indonesia's top cop says he has spoken with M'sian police & knows what happened to MH370

Indonesian media has reported the claimed made by the Chief of the Indonesian Police Force regarding what actually happened to Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, which disappeared with 239 people on March 2014. As reported by Kompas.com, Police Chief General Sutarman said that he knows what had actually happened to the flight and had spoken to the Head of the Malaysian Police.

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Related Topix: World News, Indonesia, Commercial Aircraft, Boeing Aircraft, Aircraft, Boeing 777, Malaysia,

15 hrs ago | PR-inside.com

New Market Research Report: PT Akr Corporindo Tbk (Akra) - Financial...

The company operates through four business segments, namely, trading and distribution, logistic services, manufacturing and coal mining and trading. It conducts its business activities such as trading and distribution of two products, petroleum and basic chemicals.

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Related Topix: Indonesia, World News, China,

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Suria

Indonesia arrests four Turks over...

Indonesia's anti-terrorism police have arrested four Turks suspected of being linked to the Islamic State jihadist group, a spokesman said on Sunday. Elite Indonesian Detachment 88 police escort four Turks, suspected to be linked to the jihadist Islamic State group, in Jakarta, on September 14, 2014 - by Bima Sakti The elite Detachment 88 police squad arrested the men, along with three Indonesians, after tailing their car on Saturday in central Sulawesi district of Poso, a known hotbed for militant activity, Boy Rafli Amar told AFP.

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Daily Mail

Former cop sold his house and successful business and is leaving...

Former cop sold his house and successful business and is leaving his family behind to fight the sex slave trade in South-East Asia Glen Hulley went on a relaxing holiday last year but it unexpectedly changed when he was exposed to extreme poverty and child sexual abuse Following the six-week trip, the Melbourne man said he started looking at ways to make a contribution and help vulnerable and exploited children The fundraising page will help support his family which will in turn allow him to provide focus and sustained support to the program Glen Hulley thought he had experienced the world when he worked with the Australian police force but after a trip to South-East Asia, he started to question his priorities in life.

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Malaysia Chronicle

Stop the Islamic rhetoric & get real...

WRITING ON THE WALL FOR HADI: Stop the Islamic rhetoric & get real with the people - Mat Sabu fires at PAS chiefs PAS should not be "bandying" their Islamist credentials as the party may find itself irrelevant to Malaysians one day, said its deputy president Mohamad Sabu. Rather, the party should return to principles of social justice taking the example from their non-Muslim counterparts, for the day will come when a "Jokowi" will be elected into office, he said.

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News, Malaysia, Canada, Indonesia,

Newkerala.com

Indonesian volcano erupts, evacuation prepared

Mount Slamet volcano in Central Java province erupted again Friday, spewing a column of ash up to one km high, forcing more than 20,000 villagers living on the slopes of the mountain to prepare for evacuation, officials said here. Powerful bursts of hot ash and gravel erupted at 12.44 p.m. and 1.35 p.m. Jakarta time from the rumbling volcano, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesman of the national disaster management agency, told Xinhua over phone.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

ABS-CBN News

Manila-Jakarta trade seen tripling to 12 billion dollars

The Philippines and Indonesia vowed on Friday to foster closer trade ties under a memorandum of agreement designed to triple the trade volume between the nations to $12 billion, from the current $4 billion. "We are the two biggest countries in terms of population in the Asean, with a combined gross domestic product of $1.2 trillion.

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IcNetwork

Get me out! Young Welshman's plea to be released from Indonesian ...

Mathew Davies, 25, travelled to Indonesia last year from his home in Blackwood, near Caerphilly, to take up a job with a computer firm A young man who has been locked up without charge in one of the world's most notorious jails has appealed for help in a message sent to WalesOnline. Mathew Davies, 25, travelled to Indonesia last year from his home in Blackwood, near Caerphilly, to take up a job with a computer firm.

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, United Kingdom, Caerphilly County, Wales, Prison, Indonesia, Immigration Reform

CFR.org

The Failures of the ASEAN Economic Community

A worker walks at the Jakarta international container terminal in Tanjung Priok port in this file photo from July 26, 2012. Southeast Asia has sought to overcome competing national interests and form a European Union-style economic community by 2015 .

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Asia News Network

JAKARTA: Violence no solution to handle IS, says Indonesian gov't

The Indonesian government will restrain itself from resorting to direct violence in dealing with the Islamic State movement in the Middle East, Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa said on Thursday. Marty made the statement following United States President Barack Obama's announcement of a broad escalation of the campaign against the IS militant group that controls parts of Syria and Iraq.

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News, Indonesia, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono

Wall Street Journal

Jakarta School Rape Scandal: Details Emerge

JAKARTA, Indonesia-Statements to police by a 6-year-old alleged rape victim and his mother assert that the boy was attacked by staff members in "secret rooms" at the Jakarta International School and was partially anesthetized by a "magic stone" that a suspect conjured from thin air. The police documents, which were reviewed by The Wall Street Journal, identify eight other boys who were allegedly abused earlier this year by staff members at the prestigious school.

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The Washington Post

Tin Smelters in Indonesia Holding Out for Premiums to LME

Tin producers in Indonesia, the largest exporter, are holding out for sales of the metal above the benchmark spot rate in London to try to counter a decline in prices to the lowest level in more than a year. Futures rose.

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Related Topix: Indonesia, World News, Hertfordshire County, England, United Kingdom, Science / Technology

Thu Sep 11, 2014

The Age

While most know they can't get to Australia by boat, the asylum seekers keep coming to Jakarta

Mohammad Zaher Zafari and Shahista Dowoodi in the room they have rented after arriving in Jakarta to seek asylum. Photo: Michael Bachelard Jakarta: A year after Operation Sovereign Borders swung into action, and more than four months since Australia turned back its last boat to Indonesia, scores of new people still arrive each week in Jakarta to plead for asylum.

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South China Morning Post

Can Xi Jinping, Narendra Modi and Joko Widodo lead Asia to a new global order?

Steven Keithley says with reform-oriented leaders now in charge of the region's three biggest nations, Asia's time has truly come. Xi, Modi and Widodo can reshape the global order At a time when the West appears to be fractured and weak, the emerging countries of the East, from a realist perspective, could not be better off.

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Related Topix: Xi Jinping, World News, Indonesia, Chinese Communist Party, China

CBC News

Neil Bantleman facing 30 additional days in Jakarta jail

Tracy Bantleman, left, has visited her husband, Neil Bantleman, every day that he has been jailed. Both are awaiting word of the charges against him.

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Related Topix: World News, Indonesia, Canada, North America, Stephen Harper

The Peninsula

UN urges Jakarta to fill anti-HIV fund

JAKARTA: Indonesia, one of only three countries in the Asia-Pacific region that is seeing a trend of increased HIV infections, must plug a $30m funding gap in its fight against HIV, a UN official said yesterday. President-elect Joko Widodo should build on the policies implemented by the outgoing administration, Cho Kah Sin, Indonesia country director for the United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS, said.

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Related Topix: HIV/AIDS, Health, Indonesia, World News,

Religion News Service

Travelblog: The truth about Shariah

BANDA ACEH, Indonesia Chances are if you've heard of this remote city at the northwestern tip of Sumatra, you probably know it for one or two things: The devastating 2004 tsunami, or Shariah law. On the first score, it's hard to tell that the flat coastal plains of Aceh province were ever swallowed by 30-foot waves on the day after Christmas.

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Related Topix: World News, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, Activism

Business Times

Riady: Jakarta bungled in stalling DBS deal

"Do I agree with what happened? I absolutely do not. I think it sends a wrong message.

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