- Weather hinders search for missing small Indonesian plane Updated: Oct-03-15 9:56 am
MAKASSAR, Indonesia - Rugged terrain and bad weather have hampered the search Saturday for a small passenger plane that went missing with 10 people on board in eastern Indonesia, officials said. The search was halted at dusk and would resume Sunday.
- 2 suspected Indonesian lesbians to undergo 'rehabilitation' Updated: Oct-03-15 6:10 am
BANDA ACEH, Indonesia - Two suspected lesbians detained earlier this week by Islamic Shariah police in Indonesia's conservative Aceh province will undergo what an official described Saturday as "rehabilitation," and won't be charged with a crime.
- Indonesia, Pakistan report more killed in Saudi hajj tragedy Updated: Oct-02-15 7:06 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia - Indonesia and Pakistan have reported more dead from the Saudi hajj disaster.
- Saudi hajj disaster toll rises higher with Iran's 465 dead Updated: Oct-02-15 12:48 am
TEHRAN, Iran - The death toll in the Saudi hajj disaster rose sharply Thursday as Iran announced 465 of its pilgrims died in last week's stampede and crush, nearly doubling its earlier count and likely further straining relations between the two Mideast rivals.
- East Timor primed for legal tussle with Australia Updated: Sep-30-15 8:31 pm
NEW YORK - Thirteen years after winning independence from Indonesia, East Timor has to wage another struggle for justice with a more powerful neighbor - but this time in the courts, the nation's prime minister says.
- China in line to build Indonesia high speed rail Updated: Sep-30-15 6:32 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia - China has emerged as the likely builder of Indonesia's first high-speed rail line after Indonesian officials rejected Japan's requirement for a government guarantee of loans, officials said Wednesday.
- Alleged rapes spur Rohingya upheaval in Indonesia camp Updated: Sep-29-15 10:23 am
BLANG ADOE, Indonesia - More than 200 ethnic Rohingya stormed out of an Indonesian encampment Tuesday as tensions erupted following alleged rapes and beatings by locals at the site where members of Myanmar's long-persecuted minority have been held since arriving by boat four months ago.
- Thai man arrested on boat believed to be carrying slave fish Updated: Sep-26-15 12:18 am
SABANG, Indonesia - The Thai captain of a seized cargo ship carrying an estimated $2 million worth of seafood has been arrested in Indonesia on suspicion of illegal fishing, in the latest development linked to an Associated Press investigation that uncovered a slave island earlier this year. At least one other crew member is still under scrutiny.
- Cousin accused of texting advice on Bali murder out of jail Updated: Sep-25-15 4:26 pm
CHICAGO - A U.S. judge Friday agreed to release a 24-year-old until his trial on charges he helped his cousin and his cousin's girlfriend kill the woman's mother in Indonesia by texting tips from more than 9,000 miles away in Chicago.
- The Latest: Iran again summons Riyadh envoy over hajj crush Updated: Sep-25-15 12:20 pm
MECCA, Saudi Arabia - The latest developments on the crush and trampling to death of hundreds of Muslim pilgrims near a holy site in Saudi Arabia, the worst hajj disaster in a quarter-century (all times local).
- Magnitude 6.6 earthquake hits eastern Indonesia; 39 injured Updated: Sep-25-15 6:14 am
MANOKWARI, Indonesia - A 6.6-magnitude quake hit in waters off Indonesia's easternmost province early Friday, injuring dozens of people, damaging buildings and sending panicked residents fleeing from homes, hotels and even a hospital.
- Engine failure panics passengers on Cathay Pacific flight Updated: Sep-25-15 12:29 am
PERTH, Australia - A Cathay Pacific flight from Australia to Hong Kong was diverted to Indonesia due to an engine fault that a passenger said on Friday sent flame streaming from a wing and caused panic on board.
- Singapore shuts schools, distributes free masks for haze Updated: Sep-24-15 11:33 pm
SINGAPORE - Singapore shut schools Friday and began distributing free anti-pollution masks to the elderly and other vulnerable people as a thick smoky haze cast covered the island-nation with pollution reaching its worst level this year.
- Indonesia pledges to curb emissions growth Updated: Sep-24-15 9:53 am
STOCKHOLM - Indonesia, the world's fourth largest country, has pledged to strengthen the protection of its forests and boost the production of renewable energy in its target for a global climate pact.
- Highly endangered Sumatran rhino pregnant with 2nd calf Updated: Sep-23-15 7:05 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia - A Sumatran rhinoceros is pregnant with her second calf at an Indonesian sanctuary in the original habitat of the highly endangered species, a government conservation official said Wednesday.
- Obama to welcome Indonesian leader to White House in October Updated: Sep-21-15 12:51 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama will welcome Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo to the White House on October 26.
- After slavery ordeal, fisherman finds self without a country Updated: Sep-18-15 8:55 pm
AMBON, Indonesia - Like more than 2,000 other fishermen rescued following reporting by The Associated Press and a subsequent Indonesian investigation, an 18-year-old named Bing was forced to work on a fishing boat with no way to return to his homeland.
- Myanmar ex-slave: Those with sympathy would not eat our fish Updated: Sep-18-15 1:48 am
AMBON, Indonesia - Kyaw Zayar is among more than 2,000 fishermen rescued this year from forced labor under brutal conditions, mainly in remote Indonesian islands. The 30-year-old from Myawaddy, Myanmar, was forced to work on a fishing boat for nearly five years.
- More than 2,000 enslaved fishermen rescued in 6 months Updated: Sep-17-15 12:44 pm
AMBON, Indonesia - More than 2,000 fishermen have been rescued this year from brutal conditions at sea, liberated as a result of an Associated Press investigation into seafood brought to the U.S. from a slave island in eastern Indonesia.
- Slave fisherman wants to help disabled co-worker get home Updated: Sep-17-15 11:59 am
AMBON, Indonesia - Moe Hein is about 20 years old, and his fellow fishermen believe he had been enslaved for the past four years. The mentally disabled Myanmar man is among more than 2,000 rescued from forced labor on fishing boats following reporting by The Associated Press and an Indonesian government investigation.
- 7 firms, 133 people named suspects in Indonesia forest fires Updated: Sep-17-15 11:12 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia - Indonesian police said Thursday they have identified seven companies and 133 individuals suspected of causing forest fires that are spreading choking smoke and polluted air across parts of western Indonesia and neighboring Malaysia and Singapore.
- Slave fisherman's story: 'Like our lives were already over' Updated: Sep-17-15 1:59 am
AMBON, Indonesia - Myo Aung took a fishing job that he thought would keep him close to home in southern Myanmar, but he ended up thousands of miles away with no chance of return for five years. The 25-year-old is among more than 2,000 fishermen rescued this year from forced labor under brutal conditions, mainly in remote Indonesian islands, following reporting by The Associated Press and subsequent investigation by Indonesian authorities. Last week he was on Ambon island, awaiting his return home.
- US companies plead guilty to conspiracy over halal exports Updated: Sep-09-15 6:30 pm
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - Two related companies that distribute and certify halal food products pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiring to export misbranded beef products for sale in Malaysia, Indonesia and elsewhere.
- 2nd man charged in death of ex-officer's girlfriend in Texas Updated: Sep-03-15 3:40 pm
DALLAS - A man authorities say conspired with a former Austin police officer to kill the patrolman's pregnant girlfriend has been charged with capital murder.
- Boat carrying migrant workers capsizes off Malaysia; 14 dead Updated: Sep-03-15 10:10 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - A wooden boat crammed with migrant workers who were headed back to Indonesia capsized Thursday off Malaysia's western coast, killing at least 14 people, a maritime official said.