Cabinet welcomes Saudi-Bahrain Coordinating Council

:: The Saudi Cabinet on Tuesday thanked foreign leaders, officials, envoys and citizens for their condolences on the death of Prince Bandar bin Abdul Aziz, brother of King Salman. Chaired by the More »

Khalid bin Salman: Capture of ISIS leader shows commitment to eradicate terror

:: The capture of ISIS’ leader, Abu Osama al-Muhajir, in Yemen is just the latest example of our commitment to eradicating the scourge of terrorism, Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid More »

Iran foreign minister accuses US’ Bolton of plotting for war

:: Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif accused US National Security Adviser John Bolton of plotting for war against Iran in a tweet on Tuesday. “Wanna know why those with proven record More »

Saudi Crown Prince departs for Asia trip including South Korea, Japan

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has departed on a trip to South Korea and Japan, where he will lead the Kingdom’s delegation to the G20 summit in Osaka, the More »

King Salman promotes, appoints 38 judges at various levels

:: King Salman issued a royal order on Monday promoting 38 judges at the Ministry of Justice at various ranks. The Kingdom is taking measures to revolutionize its judicial system. Recently, the More »


Tag Archives: JAKARTA

Passengers rescued from stricken Indonesia ferry, 31 dead

:: Passengers trapped for a night on a stricken ferry off the Indonesian island of Sulawesi were rescued early Wednesday, officials said, as the death toll rose to 31 with three people missing and believed drowned inside the vessel. The

Indonesia links deadly church attacks to local ISIS-inspired group

:: A series of attacks in Indonesia by suicide bombers on churches in the city of Surabaya were suspected to be carried out by the ISIS-inspired group Jemaah Ansharut Daulah (JAD), a spokesman for the country’s intelligence agency said on

Indonesia’s Sinabung volcano unleashes towering ash column

:: Rumbling Mount Sinabung on the Indonesian island of Sumatra shot billowing columns of ash more than 5,000 meters (16,400 feet) into the atmosphere and hot clouds down its slopes on Monday. There were no fatalities or injuries from the

Tens of thousands rally in Indonesia in support of Palestine

:: Tens of thousands of Indonesians protested Sunday against the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, the latest show of support for the Palestinians in the country with the world’s largest Muslim population. The rally was organized by

Indonesia extends Bali airport closure over volcanic ash

:: Indonesian authorities on Tuesday extended the closure of the international airport on the resort island of Bali for a second day over fears of a volcanic eruption. Bali’s Ngurah Rai airport will remain closed until at least Wednesday morning

Despite apology, Indonesia asks why US blocked military chief’s travel

:: Indonesia on Monday said it had made “urgent” requests for an explanation why the United States barred its military chief from travelling to the US, as anger simmered in the world’s largest Muslim-majority country over the diplomatic incident. Armed

Anies Baswedan sworn in as new Jakarta governor

:: Former Education Minister Anies Baswedan and businessman-turned-politician Sandiaga Uno were sworn in Monday as the new governor and deputy governor of Jakarta at a ceremony held by President Joko Widodo at the State Palace. Baswedan and Uno will lead

Indonesian envoy to urge Myanmar to halt violence against Rohingya Muslims

:: Indonesian President Joko Widodo has sent his foreign minister to Myanmar to urge its government to halt violence against Rohingya Muslims, he said on Sunday after a petrol bomb was thrown at the Myanmar embassy in Jakarta. Jakarta police

Indonesian state firms lure foreign funds with share in future revenue

:: Indonesian state firms are courting foreign pension funds by offering a share in future revenue from toll roads, power stations and other infrastructure projects, as part of a presidential drive to secure $10 billion in additional inflows. The state

5 dead after Indonesian ferry catches fire in Java Sea

:: Indonesian authorities say five people have died after a ferry caught fire in the Java Sea. A Transport Ministry spokesman, Julius Adravida Barata, said Saturday that 187 people have been rescued. He didn’t know if any passengers or crew

Jakarta’s Christian governor jailed for blasphemy against Islam

:: Jakarta’s Christian governor has been sentenced to two years in jail for blasphemy, a harsher-than-expected ruling critics fear will embolden hardline Islamist forces to challenge secularism in Indonesia, the world’s largest Muslim-majority nation. Tuesday’s guilty verdict for Basuki Tjahaja

Indonesia conservatives call for jailing of Christian governor

:: Thousands of Muslims took to the streets of the Indonesian capital on Friday to call for the jailing of its minority Christian governor who is facing blasphemy charges. At least several thousand protesters marched after Friday prayers at Istiqlal

Muslim protesters march against Jakarta’s Christian governor

Undeterred by the arrest of hard-line protest leaders, thousands of Muslims marched in Indonesia’s capital on Friday, calling for the jailing of the city’s minority Christian governor. Following Friday prayers, the protesters marched from Istiqlal Mosque in central Jakarta to

Indonesia arrests Muslim leader for treason ahead of rally

Indonesian police arrested five people, including a leader of a hard-line Islamist group, for suspected treason on Friday before a protest by thousands of Muslims demanding the sacking of Jakarta’s Christian governor, a police spokesman said. Religious and political tensions

Indonesia summons UK envoy over coral reef destruction

Indonesia summoned the British ambassador on Friday after a cruise ship on a voyage organized by a London-based company smashed into coral reefs in a popular tourist spot and caused extensive damage. Raja Ampat in eastern Indonesia is one of

Indonesia visit adds new dimension to bilateral ties

The landmark visit of Saudi Arabia’s King Salman to Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim-majority country, has ushered in a new era of relations between the two countries, officials and commentators said. Mohamed Al-Khunaizi, a senior member of the Shoura

King Salman receives Indonesian president, religious leaders

King Salman received President Joko Widodo in the Indonesian capital on Friday. The king also met with top Islamic and religious leaders in Indonesia. King Salman expressed his happiness with the meeting, saying Indonesia enjoys political stability, economic growth, and

King Salman urges united front against terrorism on Indonesia trip

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman called Thursday for a united fight against terrorism in a speech to Indonesia’s parliament during a landmark state visit to the world’s most populous Muslim-majority country. In a speech to hundreds of people at the legislature

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