Indonesia

A Chicago woman who served more than seven years in an Indonesian prison for killing her mother at a luxury resort on the island of Bali has been indicted on murder conspiracy charges in the United States and taken into federal custody.

An Indonesian man with the coronavirus has boarded a domestic flight disguised as his wife, wearing a niqab covering his face and carrying fake IDs and a negative PCR test result.

MATARAM, Indonesia (AP) — A powerful earthquake struck the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok, killing at least 82 people and shaking neighboring Bali, as authorities on Monday said thousands of houses were damaged and the death toll could climb. It was the second deadly quake in a week to hit Lombok. A July 29 quake […]

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia must stop subjecting female police recruits to physical tests in an effort to determine whether they are virgins, a leading human rights group said Tuesday, describing the practice as degrading and discriminatory. Human Rights Watch said in a report that such tests were a longstanding practice in Indonesia, where patriarchal […]

BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian woman who was gang-raped by men who accused her of having extramarital sex may be caned publicly for violating Islamic law, an official said Wednesday. The 25-year-old widow said she was raped by eight men who allegedly found her having sex with a married man in her house. […]