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Stories with place: Sumatra
  • Indonesia warns messaging apps to drop same-sex emoticons 
    Updated: Feb-12-16 12:14 am

    JAKARTA, Indonesia - Human Rights Watch on Friday urged Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo to protect gay and lesbian rights, a day after his government told instant messaging apps to remove stickers featuring same-sex couples in the latest high-profile attempt to discourage visible homosexuality in the socially conservative country.

  • Indonesia sentences 7 for IS links, as Bashir files appeal story has photos
    Updated: Feb-09-16 8:09 am

    JAKARTA, Indonesia - An Indonesian court on Tuesday sentenced seven men for conspiring with the Islamic State group, the first time the country has sent anyone to prison for IS links, as radical cleric Abu Bakar Bashir appealed his conviction.