Indonesia

Police: American suspect confesses to Bali killing

By Fri, Sep 19, 2014 6:58PM UTC An Indonesian police officer escorts Tommy Schaefer to a police station for questioning in August. Pic: AP.

BALI, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian police say an American man has confessed that he killed his girlfriend’s mother in a Bali hotel, and the girlfriend has acknowledged helping him stuff the body into a suitcase.

Indonesia steps up fight against forest fires

By Thu, Sep 18, 2014 10:46AM UTC Smoke billows from forest fires in Pekanbaru, Riau province, Indonesia, last year. Pic: AP.

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian is intensifying fighting against forest and plantation fires by adding more helicopters to drop water in South Sumatra where the haze have affected daily life.

Indonesia: 4 suspected militants are Chinese Uighurs

By Mon, Sep 15, 2014 3:36PM UTC

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian police say four suspected Islamic militants arrested over the weekend are members of China’s ethnic Uighur minority community. Authorities initially said the four were Turkish, which has linguistic and ethnic ties with the Uighur homeland of Xinjiang, a region in northwestern China. The men were

Indonesia arrests 4 Turks with suspected Islamic State ties

By Mon, Sep 15, 2014 10:42AM UTC

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian police say they’ve arrested seven suspected militants, including four Turks believed to be planning to join a jihadist group in eastern Indonesia with possible links to the Islamic State group. National police spokesman Brig. Gen. Boy Rafli Amar said Sunday that the four Turkish men

Protest prompts SKorea to remove flags ahead of Asian Games

By Thu, Sep 11, 2014 5:27PM UTC Pic: AP.

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian Games organizers have taken down the flags of competing nations in South Korea following protests about the inclusion of North Korean flags.

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