Agustinus Beo Da Costa

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31 Aug 2018 | 7:56 PM

Indonesia-Australia push economic ties, trade deal soon

BOGOR, Indonesia (Reuters) - The leaders of Indonesia and Australia on Friday concluded talks on an economic partnership to boost trade in areas ranging from cars to cattle, as well as relaxing controls on investing in services such as education in the Southeast Asian nation.

31 Aug 2018 | 4:54 PM

Indonesian family questions police killings in run-up to Asian Games

JAKARTA (Reuters) - While many Indonesians have been cheering on the athletes at the Asian Games, which began in their country on Aug. 18, some have been mourning loved ones killed in a security crackdown aimed at ensuring a trouble-free sports festival.

23 Aug 2018 | 1:55 PM

Australian consulate in Indonesian city boosts security after threat

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Australia's consulate in the Indonesian city of Surabaya boosted security measures on Thursday after a social media post urged militants to "kill" its officials there.

7 Aug 2018 | 3:42 PM

Indonesian shaman accused of keeping girl as sex slave for 15 years

JAKARTA (Reuters) - An elderly village witch doctor in Indonesia entrapped a 12-year-old girl and tricked her into having sex with him for the next 15 years by claiming to be possessed by the "jin", or spirit, of a young boy, police said on Tuesday.

Tolitoli police officers escorting Jago (centre), a suspect in a child abuse case, in Tolitoli regency, Central Sulawesi on August 5, 2018. Photo courtesy of Muhammad Sabran.
30 Jul 2018 | 3:54 PM

After Indonesian earthquake terror, hundreds trek down from volcano

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Nearly 700 trekkers headed down Mount Rinjani on Indonesia's tourist island of Lombok on Monday, a day after a powerful earthquake of magnitude 6.4 terrified the climbers as boulders tumbled down the slopes of the volcano.

28 Jun 2018 | 8:44 PM

Indonesia plans crackdown on condemned cleric's militant network

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's counter-terrorism police plan to arrest more than 100 suspected militants in a bid to prevent retaliatory attacks after a radical cleric linked to Islamic State was sentenced to death, the country's police chief said on Thursday.

26 Jun 2018 | 5:21 PM

Indonesian election season is a gauge of rise of political Islam

JAKARTA (Reuters) - About 100 residents of a gritty commercial district of Indonesia's capital listen intently as a man roars into a microphone: "Are you ready to change our president? Are you ready for new leadership?"

22 Jun 2018 | 2:02 PM

Indonesia hands death sentence to Islamic State-linked cleric for militant attacks

JAKARTA (Reuters) - An Indonesian court on Friday sentenced to death a cleric linked to Islamic State, for masterminding from his jail cell a string of deadly militant attacks across the world's largest Muslim-majority country.

30 May 2018 | 4:07 PM

Indonesia, India plan to develop strategic Indian Ocean port

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia and India pledged on Wednesday to step up defence and maritime cooperation, with plans to develop a strategic Indonesian naval port in the Indian Ocean, the leaders of the two countries said after meeting in Jakarta.

9 May 2018 | 5:15 PM

Islamist prisoners kill five Indonesian police, take one hostage in jail clash

DEPOK, Indonesia (Reuters) - Islamist militant prisoners at a high-security jail in Indonesia have killed five police and were holding one hostage following clashes on Wednesday at a high-security jail on the outskirts of the capital, Jakarta, police said.