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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.

World 04 Nov 2016 | 10:53 AM Premium

Indonesia police brace for hardline Islamic protest

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Truckloads of soldiers and police took the streets of Jakarta on Friday, securing shopping malls and business areas, as residents in the Indonesian capital braced for a large-scale protest planned by hardline Muslim groups.

World 11 Feb 2017 | 1:48 PM Premium

Thousands gathered at Jakarta mosque urged to vote for Muslim governor

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Thousands of Indonesians gathered on Saturday at a mosque in central Jakarta, where religious leaders urged them to support a Muslim candidate during next week's contentious election to select the capital's governor.

World 29 Mar 2017 | 5:13 PM Premium

Muslim groups plan march against Jakarta's Christian governor

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian Muslims led by hardline groups plan to march to the presidential palace in the capital Jakarta on Friday, calling for the city's Christian governor to be sacked for suspected blasphemy.

World 19 Apr 2017 | 8:37 PM Premium

Indonesian capital to elect leader as religious tensions rise

JAKARTA (Reuters) - A former Indonesian education minister won the race for Jakarta governor on Wednesday after a polarising campaign that cast a shadow over Indonesia's reputation for practicing a tolerant form of Islam.

World 20 Apr 2017 | 8:01 PM Premium

U.S. VP Pence tours Southeast Asia's biggest mosque, talks trade in Indonesia

JAKARTA (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence toured Southeast Asia's largest mosque on Thursday during a visit to Indonesia, calling the Muslim-majority nation's tradition of following a moderate form of Islam "an inspiration to the world".

AseanPlus News 09 May 2017 | 1:09 AM Premium

Jakarta on edge ahead of court verdict against Ahok

JAKARTA: Indonesia's capital remains on edge ahead of a court hearing on Tuesday, where judges are expected to rule on the blasphemy case against Jakarta governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama.

AseanPlus News 22 Jun 2017 | 12:00 AM Premium

Jakarta tour a lesson in tolerance

JAKARTA: Wearing a black plaid hijab and brown skirt, Amanda Najla stood out among dozens of students visiting the Immanuel Church in Central Jakarta.

World 30 May 2018 | 4:07 PM Premium

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.