French journalists jailed in Papua, Indonesia

By Fri, Oct 24, 2014 7:06PM UTC Papuans display "Morning Star" separatist flags during a protest commemorating the 50th year since Indonesia took over West Papua. Pic: AP.

JAYAPURA, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesia court has sentenced two French television journalists to two and a half months in jail for illegal reporting in the easternmost province of Papua.

Call me Jokowi, says Indonesia’s president

By Thu, Oct 23, 2014 9:01AM UTC Indonesian President Joko Widodo. Pic: AP.

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia’s new president says he wants to be called his nickname, and has revealed who first gave it to him: a French furniture buyer.

Indonesia’s Joko takes center stage

By Wed, Oct 22, 2014 11:32AM UTC New Indonesian President Joko Widodo. Pic: AP.

Indonesian President-elect Joko Widodo was inaugurated into office Monday morning in Jakarta after a hectic interregnum in which it appeared that his opponent in the July 9 national elections, Prabowo Subianto, might seek to steal the office from him.

Kerry urges Asia to boost anti-Islamic State push

By Mon, Oct 20, 2014 6:15PM UTC US Secretary of State John Kerry, left, and Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak shake hands at the beginning of a meeting in Jakarta, Indonesia. Pic: AP.

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is asking Asian nations to step up their efforts to combat Islamic State extremists and the deadly Ebola virus.

In Jakarta for the inauguration of Indonesia’s new reformist president, Kerry took the opportunity to meet separately with the prime ministers of Malaysia and Australia. Later Monday, he’ll meet with leaders of other Asian nations.

Joko Widodo inaugurated as president of Indonesia

By Mon, Oct 20, 2014 11:51AM UTC Indonesian President Joko Widodo. Pic: AP.

Joko Widodo was inaugurated as Indonesia’s new president on Monday.

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