Updated Monday, October 27, 2014 0:07 am TWN
Indonesia's new president unveiled his Cabinet on Sunday, a compromise lineup featuring technocrats in key finance roles who will need to push painful reforms to fix the country's slowing economy, but also including politicians who supported his spectacular rise to power.
Saturday, October 25, 2014
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.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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.
Monday, October 20, 2014
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.
Saturday, October 18, 2014
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.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
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.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
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.
Monday, October 13, 2014
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.
Friday, October 10, 2014
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