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 An Indonesian man inspects his property  after a 6.5-magnitude earthquake,  in Sumelap village, Tasikmalaya, West Java, Indonesia. Photograph: Daeng/EPA

A powerful magnitude 6.5 earthquake has struck the island of Java in Indonesia, with authorities reporting three deaths and damage to hundreds of bui(...)

Palestinian protesters gather beside  a heap of barbed wire and  burning tyres during clashes with Israeli forces near the Israel-Gaza border east of the southern Gaza strip city of Khan Younis.  Photograph: Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images

A Palestinian stabbed an Israeli security guard at Jerusalem’s main bus station on Sunday, police said, and violence flared near the US embassy in Bei(...)

Barry Dunning at rush hour in Jakarta. 'Traffic jams are known in Indonesian as macet, and macet defines your life here.'

It’s the world’s fourth most populous country, with over 260 million people, and the world’s largest Muslim population. Its estimated 17,500 islands ((...)

Max Stahl in Santa Cruz cemetery: one of a few foreign journalists working secretly in the country, he filmed the soldiers shooting, beating, and dragging people away. Photograph: Mary Boland

November 12th, 1991. As day breaks, an eerie quiet hangs over Santa Cruz Cemetery in Dili, East Timor. Among the pretty headstones – some painted whit(...)

Police officers and rescuers inspect the site of an explosion at a firecracker factory in Tangerang, on the outskirts of Jakarta. Photograph: Tatan Syuflana/AP

An explosion and blaze at a fireworks factory near the Indonesian capital has killed at least 47 people, most of them female workers, and injured doze(...)

Jakarta protest: demonstrators want the Indonesian government to help end human-rights violations in Myanmar. Photograph: Adi Weda/EPA

The president of Indonesia, Joko Widodo, has sent his foreign minister to Myanmar to urge its government to halt violence against Rohingya Muslims, af(...)

An Indonesian man is publicly caned on May 23rd in Banda Aceh, Aceh province, Indonesia, for having gay sex. Photograph: Beawiharta/Reuters

Two months after Indonesia’s most conservative province drew international headlines for publicly caning two young gay men for having sex with each ot(...)

Police secure the area following  explosions  at the Kampung Melayu terminal, Jakarta, Indonesia. Photograph: Antara Foto/Sigid Kurniawan via Reuters

Two suspected suicide bombers killed three Indonesian police officers and injured 10 people on Wednesday night in twin blasts near a bus station in th(...)

 A man is publicly caned for having sex with another man in Banda Aceh, Indonesia on Tuesday. Photograph:  Chaideer Mahyuddin/AFP/Getty Images

Religious police in Indonesia caned two men for sex on Tuesday, with hooded men inflicting 82 lashes on each of them as hundreds of people watched the(...)

Police secure the gate as supporters of Jakarta’s governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, who has been jailed for two years after being found guilty of blasphemy,  gather outside the Jakarta Cipinang prison, Jakarta, Indonesia,  May 9th, 2017. Photograph: Goh Chai Hin/AFP/Getty Images

Jakarta’s Christian governor was sentenced to two years in jail for blasphemy against Islam on Tuesday, a harsher-than-expected ruling that is being s(...)

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