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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 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 09 Nov 2010 | 12:00 AM Premium

Obama says G20 needs system for balanced growth

JAKARTA (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama said the Group of 20 nations still had a lot of work to do on the world economy and had not yet achieved a framework for balanced growth.

World 05 Nov 2010 | 12:00 AM Premium

Q+A - Economic issues on Obama's post-vote Asian agenda

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A weakened U.S. President Barack Obama, hit by big Democratic Party losses in midterm elections, leaves on Friday for a 10-day trip to Asia, where security, trade and other economic issues top his agenda.

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 09 Nov 2010 | 12:00 AM Premium

Obama heads to Indonesia, finally

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama finally heads to Jakarta on Tuesday for a visit during which he will seek to boost U.S. security and trade ties with Indonesia, and also reach out to the larger Islamic world.

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 09 Nov 2010 | 12:00 AM Premium

Obama arrives in Indonesia, finally

JAKARTA (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama arrived in 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.