Indonesia president visits cyclone-hit islands
Indonesian President Joko Widodo arrived Friday in a cyclone-hit cluster of islands after the disaster killed more than 200 people, including victims in neighbouring East Timor, with dozens still missing.
Indonesia's president to receive country's first Covid-19 vaccine shot
Indonesian President Joko Widodo said Wednesday he would be the first person in the country to be vaccinated for Covid-19 as he unveiled a campaign promising free inoculations for everyone in world's fourth most-populous nation.
Indonesia flood rescuers hunt for missing after 43 killed
Indonesian rescuers mounted a desperate search on Friday for those missing after torrential rains unleashed flash floods and landslides, killing at least 43 people across the Jakarta region as authorities raced to prevent disease outbreaks.
Indonesian president taps election arch-rival for defence minister
Indonesian President Joko Widodo Wednesday named his election arch-rival -- a former general accused of abuses -- as defence minister, a move which dismayed human rights activists.
Indonesia president urges delay in law banning sex outside marriage
Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Friday called for a delay in passing a new law that would outlaw gay and pre-marital sex after the controversial plan sparked a public outcry.
Indonesia picks eastern Borneo island for new capital
Indonesia has chosen the eastern edge of jungle-clad Borneo island for its new capital, President Joko Widodo said Monday, as the country looks to shift its political heart away from congested megalopolis Jakarta.
Indonesian leader threatens sackings over rampant forest fires
Indonesian leader Joko Widodo warned Tuesday that officials would be sacked if they failed to stamp out rampant forest fires that are belching out toxic smog over Malaysia and Singapore.
Indonesia pardons woman sentenced to jail for exposing lewd boss
An Indonesian woman sentenced to six months in jail for exposing her lecherous boss won a parliamentary pardon Thursday after the case sparked an outcry over victim's rights.