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Wed, 02 Nov 2016 21:22:05 GMT
Uyghur Linked To Suicide Bomb Plot Sentenced in Indonesia  -  Radio Free Asia
An Indonesian court on Wednesday sentenced an ethnic Uyghur immigrant to six years in prison, saying he had planned to carry out a suicide bombing targeting Shia Muslims. Nur Muhammet Abdullah (alias Ali) was part of a terror cell linked to the Islamic ...
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 20:43:11 GMT

Indonesian women killed in Hong Kong are forgotten at home  -  The Columbian
Family members of Indonesian migrant worker Sumarti Ningsih who was murdered in Hong Kong, from left to right; father Ahmad Kaliman, brother Suyit and mother Suratmi pray at her grave in Cilacap, Central Java, Indonesia. The Hong Kong trial of a ...
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 18:06:03 GMT

North Korea official returns to Pyongyang after canceling Indonesia trip  -  UPI.com
2 (UPI) -- A top North Korean official who recently attended the 18th annual International Meeting of Communist and Workers' Parties in Vietnam may have canceled a planned trip to Indonesia. Ri Su Yong, vice chairman of the Central Committee of the ...
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 17:49:10 GMT

Doorless dorms to stave off gay sex: Islamist Indonesian minister ridiculed for 'nonsensical' plan  -  RT
Indonesia's controversial social affairs minister, Khofifah Indar Parawansa, has caught social media flak after voicing her plan for doorless student accommodation to prevent gay and pre-marital sexual liaisons, as part of a wider crackdown on “moral ...
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 17:24:15 GMT
Indonesia jails Uyghur radical over terror plots  -  Global Times
A Uyghur radical with links to an Islamic State militant was jailed for six years Wednesday for planning to assassinate Jakarta's police chief and orchestrate a suicide bombing at a mosque used by members of the Muslim Shia minority. Nur Muhammet ...
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 16:59:48 GMT

Ukraine Ukraine to expand military-technical cooperation with Indonesia  -  Kyiv Post
Indo Defense 2016 Expo & Forum has been held with the support of the Defense Ministry of Indonesia since 2004 every two years simultaneously with Indo Aerospace and Indo Marine, and covers almost the entire spectrum of weapons and military ...
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 16:01:47 GMT

Islamists threaten violence over Jakarta governor's 'blasphemy,' 18K police on high alert  -  RT
Although Indonesia officially subscribes to a moderate form of Islam, it is also the world's largest Muslim-majority nation, and is known to suffer from bursts of sporadic violence against Buddhist and Christian minorities. There are many Islamic lobby ...
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 15:57:00 GMT

Speedboat hits reef, sinks off Indonesian island, 18 killed  -  Reuters
The accident occurred as the boat was heading from the southern Malaysian state of Johor toward Indonesia's Batam island, just south of Singapore, according to a statement by the Indonesian national disaster mitigation agency. The boat, carrying 98 ...
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 15:48:15 GMT

Indonesia Still Mulling Su-35 Purchase  -  The Diplomat
Indonesia and Russia are still locked in talks over the procurement of up to 10 Russian-made Su-35S multirole fighter jets, an Indonesian defense official told Reuters during this year's Indo Defense 2016 Expo and Forum, held on November 2-5 in Jakarta ...
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 15:47:51 GMT
20 killed, 34 missing after speedboat sinks in western Indonesia  -  Global Times
A speedboat carrying 93 workers capsized off Indonesia's west Batam Island early Wednesday, leaving at least 20 dead and 34 others missing. The boat capsized in waters off Batam Island after departing from Malaysia, said Azman MP, head of emergency ...