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Police at the site of a suicide bomb attack at the Gereja Pantekosta Pusat Surabaya (Surabaya Centre Pentecostal Church) in Surabaya on Sunday. More than 20 people have been killed in attacks in Indonesia since Sunday. Photograph: Andy Pinaria/AFP/Getty Images

A family of Islamist militants in Indonesia carried an eight-year-old into a suicide bomb attack against police in Surabaya on Monday, a day after an(...)

 Police and soldiers  examine a site following attacks outside the Surabaya Centre Pentecostal Church  on Sunday. Photograph: Getty images

Suicide bombers suspected to be from an Islamic State (Isis)-inspired group killed at least 11 people and wounded 40 in attacks on Christians attendin(...)

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 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(...)

Indian people line up to change old Indian rupee notes outside  banks and ATMs in New Delhi. Photograph: Rajat Gupta/EPA

India’s month-long demonetisation drive, involving the banning of high-value currency notes, has severely affected foreign embassies in New Delhi, wi(...)

President Joko Widodo’s refusal to pardon the prisoners, despite repeated pleas for mercy, sparked diplomatic tensions, most notably with Australia, which recalled its ambassador in protest at the execution of two of its citizens last April. Photograph: EPA

Indonesia plans to execute 16 prisoners after the Muslim Eid al-Fitr holidays next month, and more than double that number next year, a spokesman for (...)

 Indonesian president Joko Widodo: “These  crimes have undermined the development of children, and these crimes have disturbed our sense of peace, security and public order. So, we will handle it in an extraordinary way.” Photograph:  EPA

The Indonesian president, Joko Widodo, has signed a decree authorising chemical castration for convicted child sex offenders and requiring those rele(...)

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(...)

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(...)

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