Campaign Period for Jakarta Runoff Election Starts on Tuesday: KPUD

The Jakarta Election Commission, or KPUD, announced that the campaign period for the gubernatorial election runoff will start on Tuesday (07/03).

05 March 2017 | 03:47 PM


China Cuts Growth Target as It Pushes Through Reforms, Builds 'Firewall' Against Risks

China has cut its growth target this year as the economy pushes through painful reforms to address a rapid build-up in debt, and constructs a "firewall."

05 March 2017 | 03:00 PM


Indonesian Police Peacekeeping Unit Returns Home After Detention in Sudan

FPU VIII returned to Indonesia on Sunday morning after being detained at the Al Fashir Airport in Sudan since January.

05 March 2017 | 02:45 PM


South Korea to Act Against China's Discrimination

South Korea's trade minister said the government's responses against discriminating action by China towards South Korean companies will be strengthened.

05 March 2017 | 02:00 PM


Each Year Thousands of Indonesian Women Are Subject to Sexual Violence: Komnas Perempuan

Hundreds marched through the streets of Jakarta on Saturday (04/03) to demand an end to gender-based violence.

05 March 2017 | 01:50 PM


IMF's Lagarde Will Not Make Sri Lanka Visit This Month

Christine Lagarde, the managing director of the International Monetary Fund, or IMF, will not be visiting Sri Lanka this month.

05 March 2017 | 01:00 PM


China to Strengthen Defenses, No Word on Budget

China pledged more support to its military on Sunday including strengthening maritime and air defenses amid efforts to safeguard sovereignty.

05 March 2017 | 12:00 PM


Philippine Troops Recover Remains of Beheaded German Hostage

Philippine soldiers have found the remains of an elderly German national who was beheaded by Islamic State-linked Abu Sayyaf militants last week.

05 March 2017 | 11:00 AM


China's 2017 Defense Budget Rise to Slow Again

Defying pressure for a strong increase in defense spending, China said on Saturday (04/03) its military budget this year would grow about 7 percent, its slowest pace since 2010.

05 March 2017 | 10:00 AM


India Finalizes Bills to Launch New Sales Tax in July

India moved a step closer on Saturday (04/03) towards launching a new national sales tax from July after a panel of federal and state finance officials finalized two key bills to be put before parliament.

05 March 2017 | 09:00 AM