JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia’s Foreign Ministry apologized Thursday for the manhandling of a Nigerian diplomat and announced it had launched a formal investigation of the incident.
Nigeria earlier this week recalled its ambassador to Indonesia and summoned Indonesia’s ambassador in Abuja for talks after a leaked video of Saturday’s incident went viral on social media and prompted outrage.
The video shows three Indonesian immigration officials pinning the diplomat, whose name has not been released, into the back seat of…
A general view shows a deserted main road during the imposition of large-scale social restrictions by the government to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Jakarta, Indonesia, July 3, 2021. REUTERS/Ajeng Dinar Ulfiana
Malls to close, restaurant dining halted
Moderna vaccines to be used as boosters for health workers
Indonesia reports 38,124 new cases, 871 deaths
JAKARTA, July 9 (Reuters) – Indonesia will impose emergency restrictions on islands beyond Java and Bali, the epicentre of its current…
The lead scientist on China’s Sinovac vaccine trials in Indonesia died of suspected Covid-19 on Wednesday, Indonesian media said.
The death of Novilia Sjafri Bachtiar comes as fatalities from the coronavirus reach record highs in Indonesia, one of the countries where the Sinovac vaccine has been most widely used.
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SURABAYA, INDONESIA – JULY 03: Cemetery workers work wearing a personal protective equipment (PPE) including face mask, protective hand gloves, and protective clothes during a COVID-19 victim’s funeral…
Indonesia’s president announced new measures aimed at containing the spread of COVID-19 in his country. The new restrictions only apply to parts of the main island Java and the resort island of Bali.
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Indonesia’s president just announced some new measures to fight the spread of the coronavirus there. Indonesia is leading Southeast Asia in both infections and deaths. Here’s Michael Sullivan.
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PRESIDENT JOKO WIDODO: (Non-English language spoken).
MICHAEL SULLIVAN, BYLINE: President Joko Widodo…
A roof lies on the ground after an earthquake, in Sakanusa, Maluku, Indonesia June 16, 2021 in this still image obtained from social media. Asmiathy/via REUTERS
JAKARTA, June 16 (Reuters) – Hundreds of people near Indonesia’s Moluccas islands rushed to higher ground on Wednesday after an earthquake of magnitude 6.1, fearing aftershocks and a possible tsunami.
The quake struck at a depth of 19 km (11 miles). There were no immediate reports of casualties.
Indonesia’s Meteorology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG)…
I travelled to the remote jungle-covered island, near the Philippines border, to see what would be lost if the gold mine went ahead. I trekked through the thick forest around Mount Sahendarum with ranger Anius Dadoali to catch a sight of the endangered Cerulean paradise flycatcher (Seriwang sangihe), a bird only found in the steep valleys of this island.…
Several McDonald’s outlets in Indonesia were forced to close this week after a special “BTS Meal,” named for the wildly popular Korean boy band, drew crowds of delivery drivers that violated safe distancing measures, the police said.
On Wednesday, the first day that the limited edition meal was available, a rush of orders was placed — but because of Covid-19, most were made online. That resulted in flocks of motorcycle delivery drivers showing up at outlets across Indonesia, with most…
People wearing protective face masks undergo a health screening before receiving their dose of the AstraZeneca coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine at a kindergarten in Jakarta, Indonesia, June 10, 2021. REUTERS/Ajeng Dinar Ulfiana
A jump in coronavirus cases on Indonesia’s two most populous islands has health experts worried that the worst could be yet to come, with few curbs on movement at a time when dangerous variants drive record fatalities elsewhere in Southeast Asia.
Case numbers have risen sharply in Java…