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Two French journalists were Friday handed short jail terms for illegally reporting in Papua, sparking calls for the new Indonesian government to lift long-standing restrictions on foreigners covering the restive province.
 

Joko Widodo, Indonesia's first president from outside the political and military elite, got a rock-star welcome from a cheering crowd at a celebration marking his inauguration Monday but takes power facing huge challenges in enacting bold reforms.
 

Joko "Jokowi" Widodo was inaugurated as Indonesia's new president on Monday, facing the challenges of rebooting a slowing economy and working with a potentially hostile opposition that has already landed some blows against his administration.
Joko Widodo inaugurated as Indonesian president

 

Indonesia's defeated presidential candidate Friday urged his supporters to back winner Joko Widodo as the pair met for the first time since the bitterly fought poll, signaling a thaw that could help the incoming leader enact much-needed reforms.
 

An Indonesian suicide bomber has died fighting with the Islamic State (IS) organization in Iraq, a monitoring group said Tuesday, sparking fresh concern from Jakarta authorities who fear the group is spawning a new generation of radicals.
 

On his first visit to Facebook-crazy Indonesia, Mark Zuckerberg met the president-elect, spread the word about his company's global Internet-access initiative and posted a photo of himself at an ancient Buddhist temple.
Zuckerberg visits Indonesia to promote his Internet initiative

 

Indonesian flag carrier Garuda has placed an order for 50 planes worth almost US$5 billion, U.S. plane giant Boeing said, as competition heats up for passengers in Asia's increasingly crowded skies.
 

Despite lower national production, the country's foreign exchange earnings from coffee exports are expected to increase by at least 10 percent this year, thanks to the surge in the commodity's price in the global market.
 

The silhouette of a hand on a cave wall in Indonesia is 40,000 years old, showing that Europe was not the birthplace of art as long believed, researchers said on Wednesday.
Asian cave paintings challenge Europe as cradle of art

 

Indonesian rights groups and concerned citizens mounted a legal challenge Monday to parliament's decision to scrap direct elections for local leaders, a move criticized as weakening the country's young democracy.
 

Lawmakers in a conservative Muslim Indonesian province passed a law Saturday that punishes gay sex by public caning and subjects non-Muslims to the region's strict interpretation of Islamic Sharia law.
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Indonesian President-elect Joko Widodo accused his opponents Friday of rolling back democracy after parliament voted to scrap direct elections of local officials, a move likely to hinder his ambitious reform agenda.
 

They are the size of a pinhead and don't even pack a sting, but these tiny wasps are cold-blooded killers nonetheless. They work as nature's SWAT team, neutralizing a pest that threatens to destroy one of the developing world's most important staple foods: cassava.
 

The former chairman of Indonesia's ruling party was jailed for eight years for corruption Wednesday, the latest in a series of graft cases that have cast a shadow over the final years of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono's decade in power.
 
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