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Surakarta, Indonesia Newswire

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  1. Protecting the batik heritageRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 16 | The Star Online

    FOR more than 200 years, Surakarta in Central Java has had two special districts, Kampung Laweyan and Kampung Kauman, which are well known not only for their age, but also for their historic batik industries. In the early period of his serving as Surakarta mayor in 2005, the city administration was developing Laweyan as a batik centre and as a cultural heritage zone.

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  2. Police confirm Syria link to terror attacks in JakartaRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 16 | The Nation

    National Police chief General Badrodin Haiti has confirmed that investigators strongly believe that orders and funding to commit the terrrorist attacks in Central Jakarta on Thursday came directly from the Islamic State movement in Syria. "Based on what we have detected, there were orders and funding from there [Syria]," Badrodin replied when asked whether former terrorist suspect Muhammad Bahrun Naim, who is believed to be with IS in Syria, orchestrated the attacks.

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  3. Bahrun Naim: The mastermind behind Jakarta attacks?Read the original story

    Friday Jan 15 | GantDaily.com

    Bahrun Naim, the man authorities believe is the architect of Thursday's deadly attack in Jakarta, is a member of ISIS and is living in the militant jihadist group's de facto capital of Raqqa, Indonesian authorities believe. The man, from the Javanese city of Solo, also known as Surakarta, is looking to assert himself as a major regional player in ISIS' planned "distant caliphate."

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  4. Jakarta bomber blows himself up during attack that left 7 deadRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 14 | Daily Mail

    Disintegrated in a ball of flame: The moment a Jakarta suicide bomber blows himself up outside shopping centre during terror attack that left seven people dead Shocking footage shows the scale of one of the explosions as a ball of fire engulfed two people in a car park area Local police reportedly said the plot was linked to a terror cell that was foiled in Surakarta, Indonesia, in December This is the moment a Jakarta suicide bomber disintegrated in a ball of fire as he blew himself up outside a shopping centre during a terror attack that has left seven dead. Shocking footage shows two people crouching down near a vehicle in a parking area before they are engulfed in flames from an explosion near a shopping area.

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  5. A life of service through songRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 14 | The Goshen College Record

    Galed Krisjayanta, a third-year student at Goshen College, released his first album at the age of 10. Cassettes, CDs, DVDs, and even karaoke versions of him singing traditional Indonesian folk songs have been sold, and every song has a music video. Krisjayanta's album was used to raise money for the people of Yogyakarta, Indonesia, which had been devastated by an earthquake in which nearly 3,500 people were killed.

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  6. [Noor Huda Ismali] A wake-up call from Paris terrorRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 19, 2015 | Korea Herald

    Following the attacks on Paris last Friday, the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the well-coordinated shootings and bombings outside the group's territory in Iraq and Syria. The attacks that killed at least 129 people and injured hundreds of others took place in venues symbolizing cosmopolitan, urban and cultural life of Paris; a sport stadium, concert hall and restaurants.

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  7. Obama Pushes Indonesia to Save Burning Peat ForestsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 26, 2015 | Scientific American

    When the peat fires, almost all of which are intentionally set to clear forests for palm oil plantations, began this year, the president broke with past leadership, expressed his dismay and threatened to sanction palm oil company PT Tempirai Palm Resources after he paid a surprise visit to its land concession in South Sumatra where fires are raging. With the backdrop of massive peat land fires sending carbon into the atmosphere and the fast-approaching U.N. climate talks, environmental advocates expect today's visit between Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo and President Obama to touch on climate change and deforestation challenges.

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  8. Borneo bedlam: Get up close to the rainforest in Tanjung Puting National ParkRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 25, 2015 | Daily Mail

    Borneo bedlam: Get up close and personal to the rainforest inhabitants at this nature-lovers paradise in the Tanjung Puting National Park Don't miss Yogya's Unesco site of Borobudur, the largest Buddhist temple in the world, especially in the early mist And you wake up to a dawn chorus of chuckling geckos and the noisy scuffle of monkeys clambering over your porch. The crowning glory: Tanjung Puting National Park in Borneo has over 3,000 orangutans that inhabit the park's 741,000 acres The Prambanan temple built in the 9th-century is the largest Hindu monument in Indonesia.

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  9. 'Change takes time': Joko Widodo's ex-Chief of StaffRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 22, 2015 | Channelnewsasia.com

    Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs Luhut Pandjaitan chats with members of the cabinet at the Presidential Palace in Jakarta, Indonesia. SINGAPORE: He went from furniture salesman to Governor of Jakarta and Mayor of Surakarta.

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  10. JAKARTA: One year of Jokowi presidency: Man, myth and presidentRead the original story

    Oct 19, 2015 | Asia News Network

    Indonesia has had its share of colourful leaders. There were those who transformed the country, and others whose rule was far too long.

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  11. Lisa Scaffidi CCC: 2012 World Mayor application faces scrutinyRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 11, 2015 | Sydney Morning Herald

    Embattled Perth Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi acknowledged her commitment to not accept gifts in her application as a nominee in the prestigious 2012 World Mayor Awards. Ms Scaffidi was named runner-up ahead of the man who would become Indonesian president, Joko Widodo, mayor of Surakarta at the time.

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  12. Shadow puppeteers strive to attract youthsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 12, 2015 | Asia News Network

    Thousands of visitors packed Fatahillah Square in West Jakarta, under the scorching sun on Saturday afternoon. Their eyes were fixed on a large stage that showcased wayang kulit Malang by Ki Ardhi Purbo Antono, as the opening performance of the 2015 Indonesia Wayang Festival .

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  13. Discover Indonesia in the heart of GlasgowRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 19, 2015 | Evening Times

    THERE is so much more to Indonesia than its wonderful food, but that is certainly a good place to start. Get a taste of the culture of the South-East Asian archipelago by sampling mouthwatering street food at Stravaigin in the west end and at Saramago in CCA, then feast on the largest curated showcase of arts from the country ever presented in the UK.

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  14. the Arab Region is the Exception...:Read the original story

    Aug 16, 2015 | BrothersJudd Blog

    Indonesia's Secret: In the Kingdom of Gentle Islam : Nowhere in the world are there more Muslims living in one place than in the Southeast Asian island nation of Indonesia, which will be a guest of honor at the Frankfurt Book Fair this fall. Can a cosmopolitan faith assert itself against Islam? A journey.

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  15. Islamic State terrorist plot uncovered in Indonesia: policeRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 14, 2015 | Sydney Morning Herald

    Indonesian authorities have foiled an alleged plot by Islamic State supporters to bomb a police station and churches in Surakarta, Central Java on Monday, Indonesia's Independence Day. According to Agus Rianto, the national police spokesman, the plot was directed from Syria by an unnamed Indonesian who had joined Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL.

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  16. SURAKARTA: Two terrorism suspects arrested in IndonesiaRead the original story

    Aug 13, 2015 | Asia News Network

    The National Police's counterterrorism squad, Densus 88, apprehended two suspected terrorists during an operation in Surakarta, Central Java of Indonesia, on Wednesday. The two alleged terrorists, Giyanto and Yuskarman, were arrested in the front yard of Al Marwah Mosque in the Kliwon market area after Friday prayers at around 1 p.m. local time.

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  17. JAKARTA: Indonesia sees safer exodus seasonRead the original story

    Jul 22, 2015 | Asia News Network

    The National Police announced on Tuesday that the number of traffic accidents during this year's Idul Fitri exodus was lower than that seen last year. The police have attributed the improvement to the performance of traffic police personnel and travelers' increased awareness of traffic safety.

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  18. Maranaos celebrate Eid ul-FitrRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 17, 2015 | Sun-Star

    CAGAYAN DE ORO. Maranaos pray at the Don Gregorio Pelaez Sports Complex in Cagayan de Oro City to celebrate Eid ul-Fitr, ending the Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting on Friday, July 17, 2015.

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  19. SURAKARTA: Indonesian President Jokowi's family plans no - open house' during Idul FitriRead the original story

    Jul 15, 2015 | Asia News Network

    The family of President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo is not planning to hold an "open house" event at its private residence on Jl. Kutai Utara, Sumber, Banjarsari, Surakarta, during the Idul Fitri celebration, which falls on Friday, a family member has said.

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  20. 'Constitutional jihad' spurs Indonesian Islamic group's plans to produce nation's own carRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 28, 2015 | The Japan Times

    Fed up with capitalists plundering Indonesia's riches, members of the country's second-largest Islamic group have drawn up plans to launch a "people's power" movement. If realized, the Muhammadiyah group's ambition would revive a project launched by autocratic leader Suharto's son, Tommy, in 1996 but halted during the Asian financial crisis just two years later.

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