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Florida is investigating apparent new case of locally transmitted Zika

Selasa, 09 Agu 2016 14:56 WIB

FLORIDA -- Florida health officials are investigating a new non-travel- related case of Zika virus in Palm Beach County, but it is not yet clear whether the person contracted the virus from local...

Analyst: Indonesian capital market gains greater confidence

Selasa, 09 Agu 2016 14:53 WIB

JAKARTA -- Foreign investors have greater confidence in the Indonesian stock market after better than expected data of the country's economy in the second quarter of this year, analysts said."Foreign funds have continued...

Military chief: Special forces ready to free hostages

Selasa, 09 Agu 2016 14:50 WIB

JAKARTA -- Indonesian military Chief Gen. Gatot Nurmantyo said Indonesian military (TNI) special forces have been ready anytime to set free Indonesian hostages held by Abu Sayyaf group in the Philippine jungles."Each operation...

Garuda crowned the 'most loved' airline based on Skytrax's survey

Selasa, 09 Agu 2016 14:46 WIB

JAKARTA -- The national flag carrier Garuda Indonesia has been crowned the "most loved" airline in the world based on a survey conducted by SkyTrax, an independent airline quality ratings agency based in...

Japan warns China of worsening ties over East China Sea dispute

Selasa, 09 Agu 2016 14:43 WIB

TOKYO -- Japan warned China on Tuesday that ties were "deteriorating markedly" over disputed East China Sea islets, and China's envoy in Tokyo reiterated Beijing's stance that the specks of land were its...

Thai junta chief Prayuth reiterates election in 2017

Selasa, 09 Agu 2016 14:36 WIB

BANGKOK -- Thailand will hold a general election in 2017, Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said on Tuesday, seeking to allay concerns his military government might delay plans for a return to democracy, days...

Weightlifter Eko Yuli wins second silver medal for Indonesia

Selasa, 09 Agu 2016 14:32 WIB

RIO DE JANEIRO -- National weightlifter Eko Yuli Irawan won the second silver medal for the Indonesian contingent in the men's 62 kilogram (kg) category in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de...

UN chief urges large nations to ratify Paris climate accord

Selasa, 09 Agu 2016 14:28 WIB

BUENOS AIRES -- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged Argentina and other large nations to ratify the Paris climate accord at a Buenos Aires conference on Monday, and Argentina's foreign minister said she hoped...

Minister bids farewell to pilgrims heading to holy land

Selasa, 09 Agu 2016 14:25 WIB

JAKARTA -- Religious Affairs Minister Lukman Hakim Saifuddin gave a send-off to the first group of Hajj pilgrims of Jakarta embarkation from the Pondok Gede Hajj Dormitory in East Jakarta on Tuesday to...

Indonesian, Australian universities explore cooperation on research

Selasa, 09 Agu 2016 09:53 WIB

MAKASSAR -- The Australian Technology Network (ATN) of Universities, a networking of five leading universities is exploring cooperation on research with Hasanuddin University in Makassar, South Sulawesi province.The ATN officials, represented by Yosephine...

Govt unable to secure quick release of hostages as they are abroad

Selasa, 09 Agu 2016 09:50 WIB

BANDUNG -- President Joko Widodo admitted here on Monday that the government could not act fast to secure the release of Indonesian citizens being held hostage in the Philippines because they are currently...

Police to block sites carrying radical content

Selasa, 09 Agu 2016 09:47 WIB

JAKARTA -- Police have coordinated with the Ministry of Communication and Informatics to block content on certain websites that reflected a call to radicalism."We have cooperated with the Ministry of Communication and Informatics...

Pertamina, Iran cooperate on oil fields development

Selasa, 09 Agu 2016 09:44 WIB

JAKARTA -- The oil and gas state-owned company, Pertamina, and the Iranian National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) have signed a memorandum of understanding for a pre-study to develop two gigantic oil fields in...

BKPM: Uncertainty casts shadow on investors' decision

Selasa, 09 Agu 2016 07:32 WIB

JAKARTA -- Uncertainty cast a shadow on investors' decision whether to invest in Indonesia throughout the second quarter of 2016, the Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) noted.Based on data from the Central Statistics Agency...

President expects more assets will be declared in September

Selasa, 09 Agu 2016 07:29 WIB

BANDUNG -- President Joko Widodo said here on Monday that assets worth Rp9.27 trillion have been declared under the government's tax amnesty program."I have been often checking and asking why they have not...