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Stories with place: Java
  • Indonesian army inches back into civilian sphere 
    Updated: Jun-27-15 2:19 am

    JAKARTA, Indonesia - Nearly two decades after the fall of dictator Suharto forced Indonesia's military out of politics, the army is inching back into civilian roles, risking a setback for democracy in this Southeast Asian nation and perhaps even for the turbulent region.

  • Indonesia: Death row Frenchman has exhausted legal options 
    Updated: Jun-25-15 6:40 am

    JAKARTA, Indonesia - Indonesia's Foreign Ministry said Thursday a French citizen sentenced to death for drug offenses has exhausted all options in his legal fight to avoid execution.

  • Ash from Indonesia volcano blankets provincial capital Medan story has photos
    Updated: Jun-24-15 8:34 am

    JAKARTA, Indonesia - Volcanic ash from Indonesia's smoldering Mount Sinabung has blanketed parts of Medan, the provincial capital of North Sumatra, forcing residents to wear masks.

  • Australian envoy returns to Jakarta after execution protest 
    Updated: Jun-10-15 12:25 am

    CANBERRA, Australia - The Australian ambassador to Indonesia has returned in a sign that the anger and tense relations that followed Indonesia's execution of two Australian drug traffickers has eased.