• RI calls on OIC countries to help resolve refugee crisis

    Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi has called on Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) member countries to show leadership to help solve ongoing humanitarian problems related to “irregular migrants” in Southeast Asia, especially relating to Myanmar and Rohingya refugees,.

  • Improved prosperity ‘key’ to tolerance in Islamic world: Minister

    Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi has said improving people’s prosperity is the key to promoting tolerance and eradicating terrorism in the Islamic world.

  • Indonesia, Malaysia to hold coordinated maritime patrol

    Indonesian and Malaysian marine institutions will hold the 24th coordinated maritime patrol in the Malacca Strait to counter illegal activities in the waters between the two countries.

  • Australia must commit to reducing emissions by 40% by 2025: Oxfam

    Oxfam’s food and climate policy adviser Kelly Dent has said the Australian government should commit to reducing emissions by at least 40 percent from the 2000 levels over the course of the next 10 years, and by at least 60 percent by 2030, with a plan to reach net zero emissions as soon as possible and well before the middle of the century.

  • One in nine people still going hungry: Oxfam

    Countries must pay closer attention to the impacts of climate change, Oxfam has said, as if left unchecked, progress on hunger could be reversed.

  • China to launch non-cable TV channel in RI

    Chinese state television company China Central Television (CCTV) has partnered with Indonesian content provider PT Elnet Media Bersama to launch the Hi-Indo! television station in Indonesia, a free-to-air channel that will broadcasts Chinese programs 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

  • Heatwave

    Two girls bathe their siblings at a public tap on a hot summer day in Badshahpur, on the outskirts of New Delhi, India, on Wednesday. Delhi recorded a maximum temperature of 42 degrees Celsius on Wednesday. In southern India, hundreds of people have died since the middle of April as soaring summer temperatures scorch the country, officials said. (AP/Saurabh Das)

  • Balloon protest

    Balloons featuring pictures of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, US President Barack Obama, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, British Prime Minister David Cameron, French President Francois Hollande and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe are released during a protest by the international campaigning and advocacy organization One in front of the Church of our Lady before the start of a Group of Seven (G7) meeting of finance ministers on Wednesday in Dresden, southeast Germany. The finance ministers and central bank governors of G7 countries are meeting in Dresden to discuss the health of the global economy and financial regulation, with Greece also almost certainly to be included on the agenda. (AFP/Robert Michael)

  • Search, rescue desperately needed in SE Asia refugee crisis: HRW

    Human Rights Watch (HRW) has said governments participating in the Special Meeting on Irregular Migration in the Indian Ocean in Bangkok, Thailand, on Friday, should accept international offers to provide search and rescue support in handling the growing Southeast Asian refugee crisis.

  • Indonesian Buddhists denounce violence against Rohingya Muslims

    A prominent Buddhist in Madura, East Java, Kosala Mahinda has condemned violence against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, emphasizing that such treatment was against the true teachings of Buddhism.

  • Countries urged to make boat people focus of migrant summit

    Governments gathering in Bangkok on Friday to discuss the boat people crisis in Southeast Asia should reach binding agreements to save people at sea, permit them to disembark without conditions and ensure unimpeded access for United Nations (UN) agencies to protect the rights of asylum seekers, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Thursday.

  • Study says girls seek sisterhood -- not just marriage -- in IS

    The notion that young women are traveling to Syria solely to become "jihadi brides" is simplistic and hinders efforts to prevent other girls from being radicalized, new research suggests.

  • RI to send energy minister to Azerbaijan to boost ties: Sofyan

    Indonesia will soon send its energy and mineral resources minister to oil-rich Azerbaijan to explore opportunities in the energy sector, the chief economic minister has said.

  • Dalai Lama urges Suu Kyi to act on Rohingya

    The Dalai Lama has urged fellow Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi to do more to help Myanmar's persecuted Muslim Rohingya minority amid a worsening migration crisis.

  • Azerbaijan calls for increased economic ties with RI

    Azerbaijani Ambassador to Jakarta Tamerlan Karayev has called for increased economic ties between Azerbaijan and Indonesia on the back of strong bilateral trade that reached US$2.43 billion in 2014.

  • Crocodiles born in Sweden to be released in Cuban swamp

    Ten young female crocodiles born in Sweden are to be released in their parents' former swampy home in Cuba after being returned to the Caribbean island.

  • Tracy Morgan settles suit with Wal-Mart over fatal crash

    Actor-comedian Tracy Morgan has settled his lawsuit against Wal-Mart over a highway crash that killed one man and left Morgan and two friends seriously injured.

  • Canada plans to vigorously boost partnership with RI

    Canada is committed to intensifying its partnership with Indonesia, the biggest economy in Southeast Asia, by expanding relations in a number of areas such as infrastructure development, education and regional security, and stepping up its investment in the process.

  • Study reveals flaws in gene testing; results often conflict

    The first report from a big public-private project to improve genetic testing reveals it is not as rock solid as many people believe, with flaws that result in some people wrongly advised to worry about a disease risk and others wrongly told they can relax.

  • Florida coasts have grown, but hurricane damage risk hasn't

    Since eight hurricanes whipped through Florida during back-to-back seasons a decade ago, causing $33 billion in insurance claims, the state's coastal communities have added an additional 1.5 million people and almost a half-million new houses, an Associated Press analysis shows.

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