Indonesia

Myanmar Junta Snubbed by ASEAN, Political Prisoners Freed

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) announced over the weekend that General Min Aung Hlaing, leader of the military junta in Myanmar, will not be invited to the association’s October 26-28 summit. The unprecedented snub of Gen. Hlaing was welcomed by the Burmese opposition, which asked ASEAN to go even further and invite a representative from the civilian shadow government.

TOPSHOT - Myanmar's Chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, commander-in-chief of the Myanmar armed forces, arrives to pay his respects to Myanmar independence hero General Aung San and eight others assassinated in 1947, during a ceremony to mark the 71th anniversary of Martyrs' Day in Yangon on July 19, 2018. …

Video: Indonesian Police Assault Nigerian Diplomat

Indonesian immigration officials recently arrested and allegedly assaulted a Nigerian consular official based in Jakarta, according to a short video clip of the incident which went viral online this week, Nigeria’s Premium Times online newspaper reported Tuesday. The video footage

"The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has condemned the assault of a Nigerian diplomat by immigration officials in Indonesia. The victim, whose name was not mentioned, was manhandled and arrested by immigration officials on Saturday in front of his official quarters in the Asian country. A viral video of the event …

Indonesia: Religious Leaders Host Sanitary Mask Bonfire

A video circulating this week in Indonesia showing Christian leaders praying over a bonfire and burning sanitary masks has caused alarm, the Asian outlet Coconuts reported on Wednesday, as one of the men praying can be heard asserting, “we do not believe in vaccines.”

BOISE, ID - MARCH 06: Attendees toss surgical masks into a fire during a mask burning event at the Idaho Statehouse on March 6, 2021 in Boise, Idaho. Citizens and politicians, including the Lieutenant Governor Janice McGeachin, gathered in at least 20 cities across the state to protest COVID-19 restrictions. …

ISIS-Linked Jihadists Massacre Christian Farmers in Indonesia

The remote Indonesian village of Kalemago held a mass funeral Wednesday for four coffee farmers murdered by Islamist militants the previous day. The primarily Christian residents of the village demanded “firm action” against the killers and seemed skeptical they would get it.

Relatives carry the coffin of Daniel Agung, who died in a blast at the Surabaya Centre Pentecostal Church, during his funeral in Surabaya on May 15, 2018. - Indonesia's elite anti-terror force Densus 88 conducted raids nationwide in the wake of a deadly wave of suicide bombings as calls grow …

Indonesia: Baby Named ‘Karantina Covidah Corona’ Turns 1

The first birthday celebration of an Indonesian girl named “Karantina Covidah Corona” has gone viral owing to the baby’s pandemic-inspired name. Photos of Karantina’s first birthday announcement flooded social media on March 29 after people noticed the girl’s unusual name,

This photo taken through a glass window at a maternity ward shows a newborn baby wearing a face shield, in an effort to halt the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, at Praram 9 Hospital in Bangkok on April 9, 2020. (LILLIAN SUWANRUMPHA/AFP via Getty Images)

Indonesia Identifies Palm Sunday Bombers as Islamic State Newlyweds

Indonesian police said on Monday that the perpetrators of the Palm Sunday suicide bombing attack on a cathedral in Makassar were a married couple that belonged to an extremist group allied with the Islamic State. The bombers were the only fatalities in the attack, which injured about twenty people.

Indonesian police examine the site outside a church after an explosion in Makassar on March 28, 2021. (Photo by INDRA ABRIYANTO / AFP) (Photo by INDRA ABRIYANTO/AFP via Getty Images)