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Today's Focus

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, August 22, 2017   /   11:55 am
Today's Focus All ready: Technicians carry out maintenance activities on several Sukhoi aircraft at Iswahjudi Airbase in Magetan, East Java, on March 30. (Antara/Siswo Widodo)

These are some of the developments we're following today:

  • The Defense Ministry is set to make an announcement on a possible deal to purchase more Sukhoi jets from Russia. Earlier, the Russian government has expressed interest in exchanging its Sukhoi jet fighters for natural rubber from Indonesia.
  • This morning, United States President Donald Trump cleared the way for the deployment of thousands of more US troops to Afghanistan, backtracking from his promise to rapidly end America's longest war.
  • We will also monitor a search-and-rescue operation currently underway in the waters off Singapore, following a collision between the destroyer USS John S. McCain with a tanker.
  • The National Police’s Criminal Investigation Unit is set to announce the progress it has made in its investigation into a scam committed by travel agency First Travel, which swindled billions of rupiah from minor haj travelers.