Indonesia

Thousands protest as Indonesia set to pass law punishing sex outside marriage

New criminal code set to pass into law Tuesday also curtails other civic freedoms, rights activists say.

US cancels Indonesia visit by LGBTQ envoy

The planned trip by Special Envoy Jessica Stern came under fire from Indonesia’s top clerical organization.

Indonesia’s top Islamic clerics object to US LGBTQ rights envoy’s visit

Same-gender sex is not illegal except in Aceh, but some Muslims view it as “dangerous.”

Jokowi: Jakarta will appeal WTO ruling on nickel export ban

The panel ruled for the EU, calling it the “most trade-restrictive measure that could be applied.”

Australia calls for greater US trade focus in Asia

Foreign Minister Penny Wong also called for caution on “nationalistic domestic posturing" in the U.S. and China.

Jokowi: Jakarta will appeal WTO ruling on nickel export ban

The panel ruled for the EU, calling it the “most trade-restrictive measure that could be applied.”

Indonesians speak out against controversial new law

Java volcano eruption forces thousands to evacuate

A centuries-old model of pluralism thrives in Central Java mountains