Alice Malseed: ‘Moving to Jakarta was one of the best and worst decisions I have ever made.’

In September 2013 I moved to Jakarta, the heart of Java; a sprawling and layered city of 10 million people and the capital of Indonesia, itself a coun(...)

An ambulance carrying the coffin of a death row prisoner arrives at Wijayapura port after returning from the prison island of Nusakambangan in Cilacap, Central Java, Indonesia. An Indonesian firing squad executed eight convicted drug-traffickers from several countries on Wednesday, prompting Australia to recall its envoy to Jakarta and bringing an angry reaction from Brazil. Photograph: Beawiharta/Reuters 1:37

Australia will withdraw its ambassador from Indonesia in protest at the execution of two of its citizens for drug smuggling.Prime minister Tony Abbott(...)

A woman places a candle on top of pictures of the prisoners, during a vigil at Martin Place in Sydney, Australia. Photograph: Daniel Munoz/Getty Images

Eight drug-trafficking convicts from several countries were executed by an Indonesian firing squad shortly after midnight (6pm Irish time), media said(...)

Brintha Sukumaran, a sister of Australian death row prisoner Myuran Sukumaran’s screams as she arrives at Wijaya Pura port to visit her brother at Nusakambangan prison ahead of the executions of the Bali Nine. Photograph:  Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images 2:10

Nine drug traffickers have held emotional farewell meetings with their families after the Indonesian government rejected last-ditch pleas from around (...)

Michael Chan, a brother of Australian death row prisoner Andrew Chan, speaks to journalists at Wijaya Pura port after visiting his brother  at Nusakambangan prison in Indonesia on Monday.  Andrew Chan is among nine convicted drug traffickers facing execution by firing squad in Indonesia this week. Photograph:  Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images

Kanupriya Kapoor and Jane WardellIndonesia said the execution of nine drug traffickers would go ahead this week, rebuffing last-minute appeals from A(...)

Union and women’s rights activists picketed the Indonesian in the Philippines, to appeal for Jakarta to spare a Filipino mother of two scheduled to be executed by firing squad. The activists vowed to stay outside the embassy until Indonesia stops the execution of Mary Jane Veloso or a second appeal filed by her lawyers is granted. Photograph: Francis R Malasig/EPA 0:37

International condemnation of Indonesia’s plan to execute convicted drug smugglers by firing squad as early as Tuesday is increasing, with Australia (...)

Celia Veloso, mother of  Mary Jane Veloso, cries as she is comforted by family members, during a protest pleading President Benigno Aquino for help in her daughter’s case. Photograph: Romeo Ranoco/Reuters

Indonesia has asked foreign embassies to send representatives to a maximum security prison ahead of the expected execution of 10 drug convicts, altho(...)

The head of the national transportation safety committee, Tatang Kurniadi talks to journalists during a press conference about the crashed AirAsia Flight QZ8501 Data Recorder. Photograph: Adi Weda/EPA

The French first officer of an AirAsia passenger jet that crashed into the sea last month was at the controls just prior to the incident, Indonesia’s (...)

The cockpit voice recorder retains the last two hours of conversation between the pilots and with air traffic controllers. Photograph: Bagus Indahono/EPA.

Divers retrieved the cockpit voice recorder from the wreck of an AirAsia passenger jet on Tuesday, an Indonesian investigator said, in a key step t(...)

Officials say it could take upto a month to read the data of the flight recorders, one of which is pictured above. Photograph: Darren Whiteside/Reuters.

Indonesian navy divers on Monday retrieved the black box flight data recorder from an AirAsia airliner that crashed two weeks ago, killing all 162 (...)