Myanmar's president praises Rakhine state for 'auspicious' year
Myanmar's president said Saturday it had been an "auspicious" year for Rakhine state, the violence-scarred territory and epicentre of the Rohingya crisis. More than 720,000 Rohingya have fled the western state since August 2017 after the military conducted "clearance operations," sending a stream of refugees to neighbouring Bangladesh with accounts of rape, arson and mass…
Men lashed 100 times for having sex with underage girls
Two men caught having sex with underage girls were whipped 100 times each in Muslim-majority Indonesia's conservative Aceh province on Wednesday, as one begged officials to stop the painful punishment.
Rohingya migrant boat lands in Indonesia
A boat carrying 20 Rohingya men landed in Indonesia Tuesday, authorities said, the latest group of the vulnerable Myanmar minority to reach the world's biggest Muslim-majority nation.
Deep 6.3-magnitude quake strikes eastern Indonesia
A deep 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck in eastern Indonesia Saturday night, US seismologists said, but no tsunami warning was issued. The quake hit in the sea in southwest Indonesia, about 130 kilometres (80 miles northeast of the city Tiakur at 10:27 pm (0127 GMT), at a depth of 140 kilometres, according to the US Geological Survey.…
Indonesian Village Bans WiFi After Children Were Caught Surfing Porn Sites
A village in a conservative region of Indonesia is pulling the plug on wireless Internet after children were caught accessing porn sites instead of going to Koran study class, officials said Monday. Aceh province -- the only region in the world's most populous Muslim-majority country that imposes Islamic law -- has drawn fire in the…
Boeing issues advice over sensors after Indonesia crash
Boeing issued a special bulletin Wednesday addressing a sensor problem flagged by Indonesian safety officials investigating the crash of a Lion Air 737 that killed 189 people last week.
Diver dies in search for Indonesia jet crash dead
An Indonesian diver died while recovering body parts from the ill-fated Lion Air plane which crashed into the sea killing 189 people, an official said Saturday.
Indonesia finds 'minor' faults in two other 737-MAX jets after crash
Indonesia's transport ministry said Friday it had found "minor" faults in two other Boeing 737-MAX 8 jets, including a cockpit indicator display problem which an analyst said may be similar to one reported in the crashed Lion Air Jet.
One 'black box' recovered from Indonesia jet as first funeral held
A black box from the crashed Lion Air jet has been recovered, authorities said Thursday, a find that could be critical to establishing why a brand new jet plunged into the Java Sea shortly after take-off, killing 189 people on board.
Indonesia closes in on location of doomed jet's black box
Indonesian investigators said they were homing in on the black box from a crashed jetliner after locating its "pings" on Wednesday, two days after the jet crashed shortly after take-off with 189 people on board.