Indonesia

Country Indonesia
Capital Jakarta
Continent Asia
Currency Rupiah(IDR)
Languages Indonesian

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The Dutch began to colonize Indonesia in the early 17th century; Japan occupied the islands from 1942 to 1945. Indonesia declared its independence after Japan's surrender, but it required four years of intermittent negotiations, recurring hostilities, and UN mediation before the Netherlands agreed to transfer sovereignty in 1949. Indonesia's first free parliamentary election after decades of repressive rule took place in 1999. Indonesia is now the world's third-largest democracy, the world's largest archipelagic state, and home to the world's largest Muslim population. Current issues include: alleviating poverty, improving education, preventing terrorism, consolidating democracy after four decades of authoritarianism, implementing economic and financial reforms, stemming corruption, holding the military and police accountable for past human rights violations, addressing climate change, and controlling avian influenza. In 2005, Indonesia reached a historic peace agreement with armed separatists in Aceh, which led to democratic elections in Aceh in December 2006. Indonesia continues to face a low intensity separatist movement in Papua.

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Declassified Files Lay Bare US Knowledge Of Mass Murders In Indonesia - NPR

NPR

Declassified Files Lay Bare US Knowledge Of Mass Murders In Indonesia
NPR
By the end of November 1965, U.S. officials were well aware that mass murders were underway. At this point, roughly two months into an Indonesian military campaign that would ultimately kill at least half a million people, U.S. Embassy staff privately ...
US knew of Indonesian anti-communist massacreAljazeera.com
US Stood by as Indonesia Killed a Half-Million People, Papers ShowNew York Times
US knew about 1960s mass killings of communists in Indonesia, declassified documents revealThe Independent
The Straits Times -NDTV -BBC News
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Indonesia keen on Zim textile sector | The Chronicle - Chronicle

Chronicle

Indonesia keen on Zim textile sector | The Chronicle
Chronicle
INVESTORS from Indonesia have expressed readiness to tap into opportunities offered in the revival of Zimbabwe's textile manufacturing sector, an official has ...

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Video captures moment a massive crocodile frightens villagers in Indonesia - The Straits Times

The Straits Times

Video captures moment a massive crocodile frightens villagers in Indonesia
The Straits Times
BANYUMAS, Indonesia (THE JAKARTA POST/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A five-metre long crocodile that suddenly appeared in a paddy field terrorised residents of an Indonesian village, with video of the incident showing the residents rushing to back away ...

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Dog vs wild boar fights in Indonesia prompt calls to end 'traditional' sport - The Independent

The Independent

Dog vs wild boar fights in Indonesia prompt calls to end 'traditional' sport
The Independent
Animal rights activists have called for the end of staged fights between dogs and captured wild boars in rural Indonesia. Locals gather around a bamboo-walled arena in a remote part of Java island to watch the blood-curdling contests, which are known ...
Bloody spectacle: Indonesian villages pit wild boars against dogsAOL

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Indonesia Considers Ban on 'Destructive' LGBTQ-Related TV Content - NBCNews.com

NBCNews.com

Indonesia Considers Ban on 'Destructive' LGBTQ-Related TV Content
NBCNews.com
JAKARTA - Days after a long-running Indonesian television comedy aired last month, its producers got a letter from the broadcast commission warning that a male character in the show was “dressed and behaving like a woman” and could violate ...

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Indonesia seeks to monetise its vast seas - The Straits Times

Indonesia seeks to monetise its vast seas
The Straits Times
THE JAKARTA POST (THE JAKARTA POST/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - As the country with the world's second-longest coastline, Indonesia has yet to bank on its rich marine resources to lure tourists. The country only attracted around 1 million foreign visitors ...



Vladimir Putin bursts into giggles over plans for pork exports to ... - Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.uk

Vladimir Putin bursts into giggles over plans for pork exports to ...
Telegraph.co.uk
Russia's agriculture minister unwittingly caused Vladimir Putin to break down in laughter with his idea for pork exports to Indonesia, a Muslim country.
Putin bursts into laughter during agriculture meeting | Daily Mail OnlineDaily Mail
Putin Bursts Into Laughter Over Plans for Pork Exports to Indonesia ...The Epoch Times

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Benjy sentenced to 11 years jail in Indonesia for drug smuggling ... - The Star Online

The Star Online

Benjy sentenced to 11 years jail in Indonesia for drug smuggling ...
The Star Online
MEDAN: Actor Khaeryll Benjamin Ibrahim was sentenced to 11 years in prison on Wednesday for trying to smuggle crystal methamphetamine hidden in his ...

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Qatar Emir in Indonesia to boost investments, trade - The Straits Times

The Straits Times

Qatar Emir in Indonesia to boost investments, trade
The Straits Times
The Emir of Qatar held talks with Indonesia yesterday, more than four months into a Saudi-led blockade against the Gulf emirate. The two-day visit by Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, seen here with Indonesian President Joko Widodo during a tree ...
Indonesia, Qatar discuss enhancement of economic cooperationANTARA
Widodo hails Emir's state visit to IndonesiaGulf Times
Emir of Qatar visits Indonesia amid Gulf crisisYahoo Singapore News
The Peninsula Qatar -Jakarta Globe
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Firaxis offers a closer look at Civilization 6's new Indonesia and Khmer factions - Eurogamer.net

Eurogamer.net

Firaxis offers a closer look at Civilization 6's new Indonesia and Khmer factions
Eurogamer.net
Firaxis has offered up details on Indonesia and Khmer, its two new Civilization 6 factions due to release later this year. Khmer, led by King Jayavarman VII, last appeared in Civilization 4 and brings with it a range of unique benefits, including ...
Civilization 6's Indonesia is led by a 14th-century warrior-queenPCGamesN
Civilization VI to Add Some Southeast Asian Flavor With Indonesia And Khmer DLCWccftech

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