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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(...)

Equities in Hong Kong, Australia and Singapore all rose, lifted by data showing American consumers are more upbeat than any time since 2000. Photograph: iStock

Asian stocks outside Japan built on gains for a second day as a rise in consumer confidence rekindled optimism in the strength of the US economy. Oi(...)

Hours after the US  banned electronic devices in cabins on flights from  eight countries in the Middle East and north Africa, Britain tightened airline security on flights from the same regions, banning laptops and tablet computers from  cabins. Photograph: Anwar Amro/AFP/Getty Images

The banning of electronic devices on some flights is another blow to travellers this week, especially road warriors. The US ban (which was followed by(...)

Vietnamese  Doan Thi Huong (c)  is escorted by police officers out from Sepang court in Malaysia. Photograph:  Daniel Chan/AP

Malaysia on Wednesday charged two women - an Indonesian and a Vietnamese - with murdering the estranged half brother of North Korea’s leader in an ass(...)

 North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and his half-brother Kim Jong-nam, who was killed in a Malaysian airport  earlier this week. Photographs: Wong Maye-E, Shizuo Kambayashi/AP Photos

The Indonesian woman arrested over the killing of the North Korean leader’s half-brother in Malaysia was duped into thinking she was part of a prank o(...)

Ko Ni, a prominent member of Myanmar’s Muslim minority and legal adviser for Myanmar’s ruling National League for Democracy, is seen during an interview in Yangon in January 2016. Photograph: Phyo Thiha Cho/Reuters/Myanmar Now

A legal adviser for Myanmar’s ruling National League for Democracy was shot dead outside the country’s busiest airport on Sunday, in a rare outbreak o(...)

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