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Indonesia's President has presided over an event to hand over thousands of land ownership certificates in Papua province. ... The government also distributed certificates to other districts of Papua and West Papua provinces, such as Biak Numfor, Merauke, Jayawijaya, Yapen Islands, Nabire, and Mimika.
MANILA, April 12 (Xinhua) -- An Indonesian national was rescued off the waters of Tawi-Tawi, an island province in Southern Philippines on Tuesday or three weeks after his floating cottage was cut off from its anchor in Manado, Indonesia, local military said Thursday. Capt. Jo-ann Petinglay, spokesperson ...

BANDA ACEH, Indonesia: Indonesia's ultra-conservative Aceh province will only no longer hold canings in public places, but rather only inside prisons, nor allow images of the punishment to be recorded, the provincial government chief said on Thursday. Aceh is the only province in majority-Muslim ...
An Indonesian man is taken to a hospital in Bandung, West Java province, for treatment after drinking illegal alcohol on April 9, 2018. ... Despite alcohol being legal in Indonesia, home-brew remains popular, especially in rural areas, where varieties such as “oplosan” are widely sold in clear plastic bags on ...
Indigenous elders on the Mid North Coast are sharing their knowledge about environmental sustainability with Indonesian marine and fisheries leaders. The group, from the Indonesian provinces of Maluku and North Maluku, are on a four-week tour of Australia's eastern seaboard, through Southern Cross ...
Eighty-two people have died in two Indonesian provinces after they were poisoned by a batch of bootleg alcohol. The death toll will certainly rise, with more than 100 people in a critical condition in hospitals around Jakarta and West Java province capital Bandung. It is suspected to be the worst-ever mass ...

JAKARTA, Indonesia — An Indonesian court has sentenced an Islamic militant to nine years in prison for masterminding a double suicide bombing that targeted police at a bus terminal in Jakarta. The North Jakarta District Court ruled that Kiki Muhamad Iqbal had organized and incited others to launch ...
To this end, it has helped build 42 community houses based in six of the 34 Indonesian provinces. Despite the gradual increase in numbers of those seeking protection, Indonesia is not a signatory to the 1951 Geneva Convention or its 1967 protocol. Rather, the Indonesian government insists that Indonesia ...
At least four people were killed and hundreds of local residents say they have experienced health problems since the spill was reported early Saturday near the port city of Balikpapan in Indonesia's East Kalimantan province. The slick, which now covers an area of seven sq. mi., also threatens fishing waters ...
A study by the NGO Forest Watch Indonesia (FWI) in the provinces of North Sumatra, East Kalimantan and North Maluku showed a combined loss of 7,180 square ... This pattern [of deforestation in HPH concessions] used to happen in Sumatra and Kalimantan [Indonesian Borneo] 10 to 20 years ago.
... High Court; an environmental NGO has accused a major palm oil company in Indonesia's Papua province of failing to honour the spirit of a moratorium on new forest clearing; a woman from Tanna in Vanuatu hopes her concept for empowering women is embraced across Vanuatu and around the region.
( Jakarta, April 3, 2018 ) — Indonesian authorities should immediately and unconditionally release four people detained in Aceh under a local ordinance that criminalizes same-sex conduct, Human ... Aceh is the only one of Indonesia's 34 provinces that can legally adopt bylaws derived from Islamic Sharia.
Rights activists called on Tuesday for Aceh province to release four people detained on suspicion of having homosexual sex, amid concerns over the persecution of the LGBT community in the world's third-largest democracy. Secular Indonesia is predominantly Muslim but ultra-conservative Aceh is the only ...
Secular Indonesia is predominantly Muslim but ultra-conservative Aceh is the only province to follow sharia, or Islamic law, and criminalise gay sex. Indonesia's parliament is currently debating revisions to the national criminal code that could criminalise all sex outside marriage, including same-sex relations ...
The quake's epicentre was located in a sparsely inhabited part of the Banda Sea, 222 kilometres northwest from Indonesia's Tanimbar Islands and 380 kilometres from Ambon, the capital of Maluku province. A similar 6.1 magnitude quake hit close to Monday's epicentre on 26 February and caused no ...
Indonesia's place in the Melanesian Spearhead Group has come under scrutiny from regional leaders and experts after allegations were made by Solomon Islands' ... It is not a state and does not represent the almost four million West Papuans living in the Papua and West Papua provinces of Indonesia.
Indonesia's meteorology and geophysics agency reported earlier that an earthquake measuring 6.9 Richter scale jolted Maluku province of eastern Indonesia early Monday morning. The quake struck at 3:14 a.m. Jakarta time Monday with epicenter at 189 km northwest Maluku Tenggara Barat of the ...

At more than 147,000 sq km, West Kalimantan, with a population of around 4.5 million, is the third largest province in Indonesia. The Indonesian side of Borneo island, which also includes four other provinces in Kalimantan, is home to almost 15 million people, about 3 million of whom are native Dayaks.
Transgender women in Indonesia's conservative Aceh province are losing their jobs and incomes in the wake of police raids that saw several beauty salons shut down. Several salons in northern Aceh remain closed more than a month after the raids, and some trans women who worked there have fled to ...
The height of a minaret at a Muslim mosque in Indonesia's predominantly Christian Papua province has Protestants and Catholics hot under the collar as they claim it is being built to deliberately overshadow nearby churches. The Protestant Communion of Churches in Jayapura district, known as the PGGJ, ...
But as the opposition's candidate to be governor of the province, Mr Sudirman must campaign in every corner to stand even a slim chance of victory. Few others were brave ... All three of the country's most populous provinces—West, East and Central Java—face elections. The island of Java accounts for ...
An Indonesian Christian is publicly flogged outside a mosque in Banda Aceh on Feb. 27 for playing a children's entertainment game seen as violating Islamic law. Aceh is the only province in Indonesia that imposes Shariah. The province is considering introducing beheading as a punishment for murder.
Syukri M. Yusuf, head of the office leading the investigation, said: “We would begin to draft the law when our academic research is completed." Mr Yusuf believes that if Sharia law were consistently applied, violent crime including murder could decrease significantly or even disappear. The province, located ...
An Indonesian woman reacts as she is publicly caned for spending time with a man who is not her husband, in Banda Aceh, Aceh province, Indonesia May 23, 2017. Source: Reuters/Beawiharta. 2959. Social Buzz. THE conservative Indonesian province of Aceh is considering introducing beheading as ...
The conservative Indonesian province of Aceh, which already carries out public caning of gay people, adulterers and gamblers, is considering the introduction of ... Aceh is the only province in Muslim-majority Indonesia to practise shariah law, a concession made by the central government in 2005 to end a ...


 

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