• Discourse: Australia’s Moriarty says he’ll miss Padang and Manado food

    Australian Ambassador to Indonesia Greg Moriarty will soon leave Indonesia, as his tenure ends, returning to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Canberra to take up a position as deputy secretary. He shared his impression of the country during his four-year term to The Jakarta Post’s Yohanna Ririhena. Here are the excerpts

  • RI needs greater promotion of cultural richness to UK

    Newly appointed British Ambassador to Indonesia Moazzam Malik has urged Indonesia to do more to promote its culture, as well as business opportunities, to the British public.

  • Victory for plaintiff in gay conversion case

    A Chinese psychological clinic was ordered Friday to pay compensation to a gay man who sued it for administering electric shocks intended to make him heterosexual, in what is believed to be China’s first case involving so-called conversion therapy.

  • Pakistan to challenge bail for Mumbai terrorist

    A Pakistani government prosecutor said Friday he will challenge a court order granting bail to the alleged mastermind of the 2008 terror attacks in Mumbai, which sparked strong condemnation from India.

  • CERN nuclear physics lab admits Pakistan

    The world's top particle physics lab has admitted Pakistan as an associate member, a year after Israel was voted in as a full member.

  • Britain moves closer to allowing women in combat

    Britain's defense minister said Friday that women should be allowed to serve in front-line army combat units, and he hopes the first will be joining within two years.

  • Greek lawmaker alleges bribery attempt in presidential vote

    A lawmaker from a small right-wing party claims someone attempted to bribe him to vote in favor of electing Greece's new president.

  • Dutch coalition crisis fizzles out

    A dispute over a health care bill that nearly caused the collapse of the Dutch government has been resolved with a compromise, though doubts remain about whether it will prove workable.

  • In Lebanon, Syrian newborns risk statelessness

    Nearly 30,000 Syrian children born as refugees in Lebanon are in a legal limbo, not registered with any government, exposing them to the risk of a life of statelessness deprived of basic rights.

  • Ex-worker at China's Forbidden City gets death

    A Beijing court on Friday sentenced a former employee of the Forbidden City to be executed for stabbing two of his supervisors to death on the museum's grounds, state media reported.

  • Pakistan: 59 militants killed after school massacre

    Pakistani jets and ground forces killed 59 militants in a northwestern tribal region near the Afghan border, the army said Friday, days after Taliban fighters killed 148 people — most of them children -- in a school massacre.

  • Zodiac animal

    Window cleaners dressed as zodiac animal of horse, and sheep clean the glass exterior of a hotel in Tokyo, on Friday. During the year end “zodiac" hand over event, the outgoing Year of Horse handed a window wiper to successor the Year of Sheep. (AP/Eugene Hoshiko)

  • Demanding justice

    A woman who identified herself as the mother of missing student Adan Abarajan de la Cruz, 23, sits next to Mexican army soldiers standing in front of the entrance to the 27th Infantry Battalion base in Iguala, Mexico, on Thursday. Relatives of the 43 missing students blocked the entrance to the base in protest over the army's alleged responsibility or lack of response during the night of Sept. 26 when 43 students were taken by municipal police and then handed over to a drug gang to be killed and then the bodies burned, according to the results of the Attorney General's investigation. (AP/Felix Marquez)

  • EU still focused on Aceh

    Leading up to the 10th anniversary of the Indian Ocean tsunami on Dec. 26, the European Union is still contributing to the development of Aceh by continuing projects on environmental sustainability and development, as well as trying to attract European investors to the province.

  • RI fisherman dies in freighter collision off Japan

    A Japanese fisherman and his Indonesian crewmate died off western Japan after their boat collided with a cargo ship, Japan’s coastguard said Thursday.

  • Putin: West wants to defang, declaw Russian bear

    Sternly warning the West it cannot defang the metaphorical Russian bear, a confident-looking President Vladimir Putin promised Thursday to shore up the plummeting ruble and revive the economy within two years.

  • Hope and some fear in Cuba amid thaw with US

    The restoration of diplomatic ties between Cuba and the United States unleashed expectations Thursday of even more momentous changes on an island that often seems frozen in a past of classic cars and crumbling Art Deco buildings.

  • Dutch Cabinet crisis deepens

    The Netherlands' prime minister has canceled plans to attend a European summit in Brussels in order to focus his full attention on a domestic political spat that is threatening to cause the collapse of his 2-year-old governing coalition.

  • Cambodian villagers angry over HIV outbreak

    Cambodia's prime minister has appealed to villagers in northwestern Cambodia not to lynch an unlicensed medical practitioner who they suspect caused more than 100 people to become infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.

  • Dutch secret service taps terror suspects' lawyers

    The Dutch interior ministry has acknowledged the country's secret service sometimes taps the communications of lawyers who represent terrorism suspects.

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