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World 09 Nov 2010 | 12:00 AM Premium

Obama heads to Indonesia, finally

JAKARTA (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama headed to Jakarta on Tuesday for a visit aimed at boosting U.S. security and trade ties with Indonesia, and using the most populous Muslim nation to reach out to the wider Islamic world.

World 10 Nov 2010 | 12:00 AM Premium

Obama: more needed to improve Muslim ties

JAKARTA (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama said on Wednesday much more needs to be done to repair frayed U.S. relations with the Muslim world in an acknowledgement of the difficulties in eradicating

World 10 Nov 2010 | 12:00 AM Premium

Obama seeks better ties with sceptical Muslim world

JAKARTA (Reuters) - President Barack Obama held up his boyhood home of Indonesia as an example to the Muslim world in a speech on Wednesday in which he said America was not at war with Islam but acknowledged it was hard to eradicate

World 10 Nov 2010 | 12:00 AM Premium

Obama speaking to Muslims, shortens Indonesia trip

JAKARTA (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama will make a major speech addressed to the Islamic world on Wednesday, before an erupting volcano forces him to make an early departure from the world's largest Muslim-majority nation.

World 10 Nov 2010 | 12:00 AM Premium

Obama speaking to Muslims, shortens Indonesia trip

JAKARTA, Nov 10 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama will make a major speech addressed to the Islamic world on Wednesday, before an erupting volcano forces him to make an early departure from the world's largest Muslim-majority nation.

World 10 Nov 2010 | 12:00 AM Premium

U.S. first lady dons headscarf at Indonesian mosque

JAKARTA (Reuters) - U.S. first lady Michelle Obama donned a headscarf on a visit to an mosque in Indonesia on Wednesday, not a requirement for a non-Muslim but a sign of the Obamas' efforts to show respect for the Islamic world.

World 16 Feb 2014 | 5:35 PM Premium

Kerry tours giant mosque in Indonesia

JAKARTA (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry spent part of his Sunday in his stocking feet at an Indonesian mosque, at one point beating a huge drum used to call Muslims to prayer.

Nation 24 Apr 2014 | 12:00 AM Premium

Obama to visit Masjid Negara

PUTRAJAYA: US President Barack Obama will be knocking on the doors of one of Malaysia’s most iconic landmarks – Masjid Negara – on Sunday.

Nation 26 Apr 2014 | 12:00 AM Premium

Engaging Asia - and the Muslims

Engaging the Muslim world and forging stronger ties with Asia are the hallmarks of US President Barack Obama’s foreign policy. These priorities reflect the American leader’s multicultural heritage, which has given him a wider view of the world.

Nation 04 Nov 2016 | 2:17 AM Premium

Jakarta braces for anti-Ahok rally, gridlock

JAKARTA: Since the Reform Era, the capital has seen more than its fair share of street protests and as most Jakartans well know, often the worst thing that results from a demonstration is severe gridlock.