Kanupriya Kapoor

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22 Apr 2019 | 6:05 PM

Sri Lanka attacks likely the work of Islamist militants - experts

JAKARTA/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Coordinated Easter Sunday bombings at churches and hotels in Sri Lanka bore the hallmarks of militant groups Islamic State or al Qaeda, security experts said on Monday, citing the level of sophistication of the attacks.

18 Apr 2019 | 10:15 PM

In Indonesia's election, the winner is Widodo - and Islam

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Two months before this week's presidential election in Indonesia, prize-winning novelist Eka Kurniawan declared in an opinion column that "the Islamists have already won".

17 Apr 2019 | 1:37 AM

Indonesians choose president, parliament in world's biggest one-day vote

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesians vote in the world's biggest single-day election on Wednesday, with polling stations opening first in the east of the sprawling equatorial archipelago after a six-month campaign to choose a new president and parliament.

14 Apr 2019 | 6:29 PM

Indonesians to vote in world's biggest single-day election

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Tens of millions of Indonesians will vote in presidential and parliamentary elections this week after campaigns focused on the economy, but with political Islam looming ever larger in the world's biggest Muslim-majority nation.

14 Apr 2019 | 12:08 PM

Indonesian former general fires up masses in second run at presidency

JAKARTA (Reuters) - At a recent election rally, former Indonesian general Prabowo Subianto repeatedly banged his hand on a podium while urging the boisterous crowd to defend the country against foreign interests.

12 Apr 2019 | 2:23 PM

How Indonesia's president has tried to claw back voter support in Muslim heartland

GARUT, Indonesia (Reuters) - When Wawan Setiawan, a volunteer for Indonesian President Joko Widodo's re-election campaign, goes door-to-door in this conservative part of Java, his opening line is: "If you hear he is anti-Islam or a communist, remember, it's all lies."

4 Apr 2019 | 12:49 PM

With holograms and breakdancing, a battle for Indonesia's youth vote

JAKARTA (Reuters) - "Mama, just killed a man," sings Indonesian President Joko Widodo during a recent ride in a local YouTube celebrity's car while Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody plays in the background.

27 Feb 2019 | 2:23 PM

Indonesia says scores missing after illegal gold mine collapses

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian officials said on Wednesday dozens of rescuers were using spades and ropes to dig out around 45 people who were feared buried by the collapse of an illegal gold mine on the island of Sulawesi that killed at least one person.

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12 Dec 2018 | 12:30 PM

Weeding out foreigners: strains over Thailand's legalisation of marijuana

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand is set to become the first Asian country to legalise medical marijuana, but a battle is brewing between local and foreign firms over control of a potentially lucrative market.

26 Oct 2018 | 5:31 PM

Indonesian Muslims hold protest to demand justice for flag burning

JAKARTA (Reuters) - About 1,000 Indonesian Muslims held a rally in the capital, Jakarta, on Friday to protest against the burning by members of the country's biggest Muslim organisation of a flag bearing an Islamic tenet.