Crowds welcome King Salman in Indonesia

AP, Reuters | Published — Wednesday 1 March 2017 Indonesian President Joko Widodo upon arrival at Halim Perdanakusuma Airport in Jakarta, Indonesia on Wednesday. (SPA Saudi King Salman steps out of his plane upon arrival at Halim Perdanakusuma Airport in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara) Saudi King Salman […]

Candidate vying to lead Indonesian capital denies pandering to Islamists

   Reuters International FEB 21, 2017 –  Former education minister and Jakarta governor candidate Anies Baswedan speaks during an interview at his home in Jakarta, Indonesia February 21, 2017. REUTERS/Fatima El-Kareem (reuters_tickers) By Eveline Danubrata JAKARTA (Reuters) – A former education minister in Muslim-majority Indonesia facing a run-off vote against […]

Indonesia opposition-backed candidate may be dark horse in Jakarta poll POLITICS Religion

 Reuters International FEB 13, 2017 –  Anies Baswedan gestures during an interview in Jakarta December 1, 2014. REUTERS/Pius Erlangga (reuters_tickers) By Kanupriya Kapoor and Fergus Jensen JAKARTA (Reuters) – A former Indonesian education minister backed by the main opposition party has quietly made gains in the race to become the […]

Indonesian businessman considering presidential bid brags about his ‘access’ to Donald Trump

Mr Tanoesoedibjo has launched his own political party in Indonesia eyeing up the 2019 elections Rebecca Flood 2 hours ago An Indonesian businessman who attended Donald Trump’s inauguration has reportedly been bragging about his access to the president as he launches his own political career. Hary Tanoesoedibjo is a business partner of […]

Thousands gathered at Jakarta mosque urged to vote for Muslim governor

   Reuters International FEB 11, 2017 –  Protesters pray during a rally against Jakarta incumbent governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama inside Istiqlal mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia, February 11, 2017. REUTERS/Beawiharta (reuters_tickers) By Johan Purnama and Agustinus Beo Da Costa JAKARTA (Reuters) – Thousands of Indonesians gathered on Saturday at a mosque […]