The scene of an attack on a hotel in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Photograph: AP Television

Armed men stormed a hotel in the west African city of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, last night, taking hostages and burning vehicles in what appears to b(...)

People gather outside a Starbucks coffee shop close to where the Jakarta attacks happened. Photograph: Getty

The Indonesian capital Jakarta was in security lockdown after a deadly attack claimed by Islamic State in which seven people were killed, including fi(...)

People, including unarmed police officers, flee from the scene after a gun battle broke out following an explosion in Jakarta, Indonesia on Thursday which killed seven people. Photograph: AP

Driving into the Grand Hyatt hotel in Jakarta, metres from where Islamic State bombers launched a suicide attack on a Starbucks and Sarinah’s shopping(...)

People photograph the scene of a bomb blast at a police post on a traffic island on J1 Thamrin, in Jakarta, Indonesia,  January 14th,  2016. Photograph: Roni Bintang/EPA

Radical jihadist group Islamic State (Isis) has launched its first attack on the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, sending suicide bombers and gunmen into (...)

Indonesian rescue workers remove the wreckage of a minibus after it was hit by a commuter train in Jakarta. At least 14 people  were killed in the incident. Photograph: EPA.

At least 14 people were killed when a commuter train crashed into a minibus at a rail crossing in Indonesia’s capital Jakarta. A further 10 people we(...)

Clouds of tear gas fill the air as demonstrators clash with French riot police at the Place de la Republique, Paris, on Sunday, November 29th. Photograph: Eric Gaillard/Reuters

About 100 people have been detained after a major protest in Paris seeking a global climate deal turned violent, Paris’s police chief said. (...)

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

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

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