1:52 pm March 26, 2015 | 4 Comments
Indonesia Police on Wednesday issued an official letter allowing female cops to wear jilbabs as part of their official uniform.
12:24 am March 25, 2015 | 10 Comments
Indonesia’s anti-money laundering agency announced on Tuesday that it had detected funds believed to support terrorist activities flowing from Australia into the country.
10:02 pm March 23, 2015 | 11 Comments
Jakarta. Analysts on Monday urged the Indonesian government to immediately declare the Islamic State jihadist movement a terrorist group and officially ban the organization in the country, as law enforcers struggle to press criminal charges against Indonesian sympathizers of the movement. The government has previously expressed concerns over the hundreds of Indonesians fleeing the country […]
5:13 pm March 23, 2015 | No Comment
Turkish authorities are slated to deport on Tuesday or Wednesday the sixteen Indonesians who were arrested when they attempted an illegal border crossing to Syria to join the Islamic State, or IS.
2:45 pm March 23, 2015 | 9 Comments
Vice President Jusuf Kalla said on Monday that revoking the citizenship of Indonesians who travel to Syria or Iraq to join extremist group the Islamic State (IS) was not the best way to deal with the issue.
1:54 pm March 20, 2015 | 9 Comments
President Joko Widodo and the first lady Iriana Widodo departed to Yogyakarta this morning wearing Balinese attire to participate at in the Tawur Kesanga ritual in the yard of Prambanan Temple to mark Nyepi, or the Day of Silence.
11:27 pm March 15, 2015 | 9 Comments
Police on Sunday confirmed that a second woman linked to an Indonesian-born Islamic State fighter was among the 16 Indonesians arrested by Turkish officials near its border with Syria.
10:02 pm March 15, 2015 | 27 Comments
MUI has issued a fatwa, or edict, proposing punishments ranging from caning to the death penalty for individuals accused of homosexual acts.
2:21 pm March 15, 2015 | 1 Comment
Indonesia and Turkey have agreed to work closely to eradicate religious extremism, just two days after government officials confirmed that up to 32 Indonesians had been detained in Turkey or gone missing after being suspected of trying to cross into Syria to join IS militants.
2:57 pm March 13, 2015 | 2 Comments
Officials confirmed on Friday that up to 32 Indonesians had been detained in Turkey or gone missing after being suspected of trying to cross into Syria to join Islamic State (IS) militants.
8:08 pm March 11, 2015 | 20 Comments
With an appeal to the spirit of "mercy and forgiveness" that "lies at the heart of Islam for those who repent and have reformed their ways," Australia's top Muslim leader on Wednesday called on President Joko Widodo to spare two Australian drug convicts on death row.
10:39 pm March 9, 2015 | 10 Comments
Experts have urged the government to step up its efforts in fighting Islamic radicalism at home, in light of the recent disappearance of 16 Indonesian citizens in Turkey
8:35 pm February 27, 2015 | 28 Comments
The death penalty is an inhuman form of punishment and not effective in deterring crime, the Indonesian Bishops Conference (KWI) said on Friday, ahead of the pending execution of 11 drug convicts.
7:25 pm February 25, 2015 | 2 Comments
President Joko Widodo, already under increasingly heavy fire over the planned executions of drug convicts, on Wednesday was presented with a lengthy to-do list courtesy of Amnesty International.
4:06 pm February 20, 2015 | 15 Comments
The Ministry of Religious Affairs has almost completed drafting a bill on protecting freedom of religion in Indonesia, saying a new law is necessary to keep the peace in society by, for instance, clarifying what exactly constitutes blasphemy.