Both sides claimed victory Wednesday in Indonesia's tightest and most divisive presidential election since the end of authoritarian rule, as unofficial tallies showed Jakarta governor Joko Widodo leading over ex-general Prabowo Subianto.
As the world's third-largest democracy prepares to elect a new president Wednesday, Indonesians are divided between two very different choices: a one-time furniture maker and a wealthy ex-army general with close links to former dictator Suharto.
An anti-graft court has sentenced Indonesia's former top judge to life imprisonment for corruption and money laundering.
In the Indonesian city of Solo, where powerful sultans once reigned supreme, residents are fervently backing a commoner who transformed their city in his bid to become president.
A Philippine senator who is the son of an ex-president surrendered to police Monday after a court ordered his arrest on corruption charges. Jinggoy Estrada was the second celebrity politician in days to end up in jail on charges of plundering the poor Southeast Asian nation's coffers.
Sex workers in skin-tight outfits sit in shop windows, ignoring the call to prayer that blares from mosques across the heart of one of Southeast Asia's biggest red-light districts.
A presidential candidate who served as a general during Indonesia's three-decade Suharto dictatorship has emotionally defended himself against alleged human rights abuses committed during his service in a televised election debate.
Indonesian police have arrested a construction worker suspected of murdering a British woman in her rented villa on the holiday island of Bali, an official said Sunday.
An 84-year-old man could face death by firing squad for smuggling crystal methamphetamine worth more than US$400,000 into the Indonesian resort island of Bali, an official said Monday.
Indonesia's presidential race unexpectedly tightened Monday when the country's second-biggest party shifted its support from frontrunner Joko Widodo and backed a former general competing against him.
Indonesia has ordered a ban on popular video-sharing website Vimeo after accusing it of hosting pornographic content, sparking social media fury on Tuesday.
The official count confirmed Friday the victory of Indonesia's biggest opposition party in last month's legislative elections, giving its star candidate a boost ahead of an upcoming presidential race.
Indonesia said Saturday it would send its ambassador back to Australia this month in a bid to normalize relations after a spying row that has soured ties between the two countries.
Indonesian growth slowed more than expected in the first quarter, official data showed Monday, as weak exports and tight monetary policy weighed on Southeast Asia's top economy.