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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 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 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.

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.

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.

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.