During the first Bali Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) retreat session, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono took Russian President Vladimir Putin for a ride in his VVIP golf cart, passing be
Indonesia is internationally recognized as the world’s third-largest democracy after India and the United States.
In the eyes of its advocates, shale gas is a game changer. It will lead the US economy to new heights, resuscitate US manufacturing and bring many new jobs.
Over the past few weeks, Indonesia has been extremely busy with a flurry of diplomatic activities. In addition to hosting the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders Meeting from Oct.
When former Solo mayor Joko Widodo was elected Jakarta governor in September last year, he became an overnight sensation for defeating the widely experienced and well-regarded incumbent Fauzi Bowo.
Malaysia has set a lofty target to becoming a developed nation in seven years but is still rooted in superstitions and witchcraft.
“Religion is like a pair of shoes … find one that fits for you, but don’t make me wear yours.”
Bali is hosting another world-scale conference, the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), from Oct. 22 to 25.
There is great hope that Indonesia could employ its geothermal plan to reduce the country’s emission of greenhouse gases (GHG), while at the same time meeting demand for electricity in certain ar
Paris has everything to entice tourists - from famous attractions like the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre Museum, to street cafes and delicious food.
The latest data issued by the Financial Services Authority (OJK) should calm any excessive jitters regarding the banking industry despite the warning by most analysts that the asset quality of bank
Editorial: Great green hopesThere is hope for Indonesia’s environment, at least according to the President’s special envoy on climate change, Rachmat Witoelar, who revealed this week the government’s bid to set a higher
There is hope for Indonesia’s environment, at least according to the President’s special envoy on climate change, Rachmat Witoelar, who revealed this week the government’s bid to set a higher
Back in May both national and international media greeted President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s decision to lift decades-long restrictions on foreign media access in Papua, calling the move a step
The annual haj pilgrimage began last Friday with the departure of the first group of flights (known in local terms as kloter) of Indonesian pilgrims to Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
To be blunt, we should say the new trade minister, Thomas Trikasih Lembong, like his predecessors, cannot contribute much directly to boosting exports because most of the factors that influence the
For a long time the House of Representatives has been perceived (or misperceived) as a political institution whose performance runs counter to its namesake.
Learning from the financial-market turbulence in mid-2013 as a result of the fallout from the prospect of an imminent tapering policy by the United States Federal Reserve later in that year, the 20
If only Jakarta Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama had been eager to listen to a proposal on the kampung susun (elevated village) development in Kampung Pulo, violence would not have marred