Indonesia quake kills at least 34, search for survivors continues
A powerful earthquake rocked Indonesia's Sulawesi island early Friday 15 January 2021, killing at least 34 people, levelling a hospital and severely damaging other buildings. President Joko Widodo expresses condolences and asks people to stay alert over extreme weather.
Sriwijaya Air crash: Indonesia uses unmanned vehicle to step up search
Indonesian divers were assisted by remotely operated vehicles as they searched for bodies and black boxes from Flight SJ182. The recovery operation was hindered by tons of debris and layers of mud.
Indonesia says located black box recorders from crashed plane
The location of two black boxes from a crashed Indonesian jet has been pinpointed, Indonesia's military chief says, referring to cockpit voice and flight data recorders that could help explain why the aircraft went down with 62 people aboard.
Indonesia bans militant Islamic Defender's Front
The Islamic Defender's Front has a long record of vandalizing nightspots and hurling stones at Western embassies. Several of its members have been convicted on terrorism charges.
Indonesia: Police arrest top militant linked to Bali bombings
Indonesian police have arrested a senior leader of the al-Qaida-linked extremist group which carried out the 2002 Bali bombings. The militant was also believed to be involved in other deadly attacks.
Indonesia child marriages on the rise
Indonesia, which has one of the highest rates of child marriage in the world according to UNICEF, last year raised the legal age for wedlock in a bid to tackle the problem. Despite the reform, many are still being forced into marriage by desperate families in poverty. Indonesia's family planning agency has warned the nation, already home to 270 million people, could see a huge baby boom early next year due to school closures and dwindling access to contraception.
Pandemic baby boom fears spark Indonesia birth-control blitz
Indonesia is launching an unprecedented birth control drive with plans to put contraceptives in the hands of a million citizens to head off a virus-sparked baby boom.
Masks and no touching: Indonesia aims to keep markets alive
While many shops are forced to shutter in Indonesia as part of the social distancing measures aimed at curbing the spread of new coronavirus, one traditional market in central Java province decided to move outdoors and set the stalls at least one meter apart to keep business running.