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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India beat Indonesia in Sudirman Cup - The Hindu

The Hindu

India beat Indonesia in Sudirman Cup
The Hindu
Putting aside their dismal performance in their first tie, India defeated Indonesia 4-1 in a do or die encounter of the Sudirman Cup mixed team badminton championship at the Carrara Indoor Sports Stadium in Gold Coast on Tuesday. India, who were ...
Sudirman Cup 2017: India beat Indonesia 4-1Times of India
Sudirman Cup 2017: Doubles coach Tan Kim Her the hero behind India's historic triumph over IndonesiaFirstpost
India vs Indonesia Live Score and Commentary Sudirman Cup 2017 Group MatchSportskeeda
Scroll.in -Oneindia -Fox Sports Asia
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Indonesia, Land of 'Moderate Islam,' Canes Gay Men 83 Times - Fox News

Fox News

Indonesia, Land of 'Moderate Islam,' Canes Gay Men 83 Times
Fox News
Muslim authorities in the Indonesia province of Aceh inflicted an 83-caning punishment on two men, age 20 and 23, for the crime of being gay. This, despite the fact Indonesia is generally known as a land of “moderate Islam,” one that's not so heavy on ...
No place to hide for LGBT people in Indonesia's Aceh provinceBBC News
Two gay men caned in Indonesia for having sexNEWS.com.au
Two men publicly caned in Indonesia for having gay sex - AOL NewsAOL
Reuters -BuzzFeed News -Honolulu Star-Advertiser
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Two men in Indonesia endure public flogging for gay sex - Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.uk

Two men in Indonesia endure public flogging for gay sex
Telegraph.co.uk
Two men in Indonesia's Aceh province were publicly caned dozens of times on Tuesday for consensual gay sex, a punishment that intensifies an anti-gay backlash in the world's most populous Muslim country and which rights advocates denounced as ...
Gay man caned in Indonesia as crowd chants “hit him harder”VICE News
Indonesian men caned for consensual gay sex in AcehThe Guardian
Two men caned 83 times in Indonesia for homosexual sexCNN
NDTV -The Independent -BBC News
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Indonesia president approves 2-year extension of forest moratorium - Channel NewsAsia

Channel NewsAsia

Indonesia president approves 2-year extension of forest moratorium
Channel NewsAsia
Indonesian firefighters put out a fire in Ogan Ilir, South Sumatra. Haze across much of Southeast Asia mostly comes from forest fires on Indonesia's western island of Sumatra, many of which are lit to clear land for plantations. (Photo: AFP/ABDUL QODIR).

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Finding a drug deal as simple as making eye contact in Indonesia's ... - ABC Online

ABC Online

Finding a drug deal as simple as making eye contact in Indonesia's ...
ABC Online
Indonesia's tough narcotics laws haven't dented the drugs market in Bali, 12 years after Schapelle Corby was convicted of importing marijuana.
Schapelle Corby's flight to freedom in jeopardy9news.com.au

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Indonesia, Vietnam naval clash - Hong Kong Standard (press release)

Hong Kong Standard (press release)

Indonesia, Vietnam naval clash
Hong Kong Standard (press release)
Indonesia says several Vietnamese fishing vessels have escaped Indonesian interception after a show of force by Vietnam's coast guard in the South China Sea. Indonesia's Fisheries Ministry said yesterday that Vietnam is holding an Indonesian fisheries ...
Vietnam, Indonesia clash at sea over alleged fish poachersThe Straits Times
Indonesia, Vietnam to Probe Reported Skirmish in Disputed WatersU.S. News & World Report
Indonesian, Vietnamese vessels clash at sea, Indonesian officer heldTODAYonline
The Maritime Executive
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Indonesia, Canada launch local economy development program - Jakarta Post

Jakarta Post

Indonesia, Canada launch local economy development program
Jakarta Post
Indonesia, Canada launch local economy development program National Development Planning Minister Bambang Brodjonegoro delivers his speech during an event in Jakarta on May 21. (JP/Grace D. Amianti) ...



The female Muslim comic standing up to extremism in Indonesia - The Straits Times

The female Muslim comic standing up to extremism in Indonesia
The Straits Times
JAKARTA (AFP) - Wearing a red hijab and all-encompassing gown, Sakdiyah Maruf cuts an unusual figure in a dark, smokey Jakarta bar as she reels off taboo-breaking jokes to laughter from a rapt audience. She is a rare character in Indonesia - a female ...

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Indonesia Airports mobile app provides real time flight, airport information - Jakarta Post

Jakarta Post

Indonesia Airports mobile app provides real time flight, airport information
Jakarta Post
Indonesia Airports mobile app provides real time flight, airport information Travelers can now utilize Indonesia Airports, a newly launched mobile application by state-owned airport operator PT Angkasa Pura II to search for information about flights ...



Aust, Indonesia host anti-terror summit - NEWS.com.au

Aust, Indonesia host anti-terror summit
NEWS.com.au
Attorney-General George Brandis was in Jakarta last week to finalise the arrangements with his Indonesian counterpart Wiranto. The summit will focus on the threat posed by returning foreign fighters in the Middle East as the Islamic State caliphate ...

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