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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Indonesia Imposes Travel Ban on Trump's Business Partner - U.S. News & World Report

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Indonesia Imposes Travel Ban on Trump's Business Partner
U.S. News & World Report
JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian authorities have imposed a travel ban on tycoon and politician Hary Tanoesoedibjo, who is building resorts to be managed by Trump hotels, over an investigation into allegations he threatened a prosecutor via a text ...

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The Latest With the Obamas Is This River Rafting Outing in Indonesia - TIME

TIME

The Latest With the Obamas Is This River Rafting Outing in Indonesia
TIME
The Obamas took to the water on Monday, June 26 after arriving in the country on Friday, June 23. Indonesia's President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo extended an invitation to Obama to visit the presidential Bogor Palace after leaving the White House. Upon ...
Sasha and Malia Obama Are on Vacation With Their Parents in IndonesiaYahoo Food
Barack Obama and family go river rafting on holiday in IndonesiaThe Independent
Barack Obama and family go rafting in IndonesiaSBS
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The Challenges For Global Retail Franchises in Indonesia - Indonesia Expat

The Challenges For Global Retail Franchises in Indonesia
Indonesia Expat
Despite a booming middle-class and government promises to reform tedious and impenetrable red tape, many of the world's top brands struggle to set up in Indonesia or thrive once established, as seen by the shock announcement from convenience store ...



Zim, Indonesia to bolster bilateral ties | The Herald - The Herald

The Herald

Zim, Indonesia to bolster bilateral ties | The Herald
The Herald
Speaker of the National Assembly Advocate Jacob Mudenda welcomes Indonesian Ambassador to Zimbabwe Mr Stephanus Yuwono in Harare yesterday.
'Zim ready to export beef to Indonesia' - NewsDay ZimbabweNewsDay

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Barack Obama and Family Go on Adventures in Indonesia - Yahoo News

Yahoo News

Barack Obama and Family Go on Adventures in Indonesia
Yahoo News
Former President Barack Obama and his family are back in vacation mode, and this time they are in the tropical islands of Indonesia. Michelle, Barack, and their daughters arrived in Bali on Friday for a 10-day vacation. They were invited to visit the ...
Obamas in Indonesia: White Water Rafting, Rice Fields and Matching Yellow Sarongs (Pics)Eurweb.com
Living the Good, If Not Unexamined, Life: The Obamas Go Rafting in IndonesiaSputnik International

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Indonesia continues search for missing German hiker on dormant ... - Channel NewsAsia

Channel NewsAsia

Indonesia continues search for missing German hiker on dormant ...
Channel NewsAsia
BERASTAGI, Sumatra: Rescuers in Indonesia are searching for a missing German hiker on Tuesday (June 27) who went missing after climbing a dormant ...

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Guantánamo Detainee May Get Military Trial Over Bombings in ... - New York Times

New York Times

Guantánamo Detainee May Get Military Trial Over Bombings in ...
New York Times
The detainee, known by the name Hambali, was charged by military commission prosecutors in bombings in Bali in 2002 and Jakarta in 2003.

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Indonesia Teams Up With Philippines and Malaysia To Fight Terrorism - Indonesia Expat

Indonesia Expat

Indonesia Teams Up With Philippines and Malaysia To Fight Terrorism
Indonesia Expat
Indonesia, the Philippines and Malaysia have agreed to join forces and pool intelligence as threats of terrorism loom over Southeast Asia during a trilateral meeting on security last June 22, 2017 in Manila. The ongoing crisis in Marawi City in the ...



Indonesia Police Find ISIS Propaganda Targeting Children - NDTV

NDTV

Indonesia Police Find ISIS Propaganda Targeting Children
NDTV
Jakarta: Indonesian police have found hundreds of books containing ISIS propaganda targeting children at the home of a suspect arrested in connection with the stabbing death of an officer, a police spokeswoman said today. Another suspected terrorist ...
Militants hit Indonesia police; 1 officer, 1 attacker deadWashington Post
Indonesia: Attacker shouted 'Allahu Akbar' before stabbing policeman to deathHindustan Times
Indonesia: Attackers kill police officer in MedanAljazeera.com
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Audio: The fight to save Indonesia's Leuser Ecosystem - Mongabay.com

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Audio: The fight to save Indonesia's Leuser Ecosystem
Mongabay.com
On this episode, we welcome Gemma Tillack, agribusiness campaign director of the Rainforest Action Network, an NGO based in San Francisco and a group that has been very active in the global campaign to protect Indonesia's Leuser Ecosystem. One of the ...