Mar 21, 2013 21:55 EDT
China boss Jose Antonio Camacho will hope a sprinkling of stardust from the visiting David Beckham will rub off on his team as he fights for his job in Friday's crunch Asian Cup qualifier with Iraq.
Mar 21, 2013 13:52 EDT
An Indonesian city government demolished a church in front of its weeping congregation Thursday, as Muslim protesters egged on workers and branded the Christians "infidels".
Mar 21, 2013 10:51 EDT
Top Russian artist, Vladislav Mamyshev-Monroe, who painstakingly transformed himself to resemble Adolf Hitler, Marilyn Monroe and Vladimir Putin for avant-garde photo performances, has died at 43, Russian news agencies reported Thursday.
Mar 21, 2013 07:23 EDT
Asian markets were mixed Thursday as Chinese data showing manufacturing activity in the world's number two economy picked up in March, while Tokyo was lifted by renewed weakness in the yen.
Mar 21, 2013 03:34 EDT
Around 100 Indonesian Christians begged the government on Thursday to halt the demolition of their church, as hundreds of Muslim protesters branded them "infidels" and demanded the building be torn down.
Mar 20, 2013 07:35 EDT
Asian markets were mixed on Wednesday after Cypriot lawmakers comprehensively rejected a plan to tax savings as part of a crucial bailout deal.
Mar 18, 2013 07:57 EDT
A Saudi court sentenced an Indonesian housemaid to death after she was convicted of murdering her employers' four-year-old child, the Saudi Gazette reported on Monday.
Mar 18, 2013 07:34 EDT
Asian markets tumbled on Monday and the euro sank as eurozone fears returned on news that Cyprus was planning to tax bank depositors as part of a controversial bailout.
Mar 17, 2013 03:41 EDT
Bentleys and McLarens could become a more common sight alongside three-wheeled pedicabs and Japanese cars on Jakarta's roads, with European auto giants making a push into the Indonesian market.
Mar 15, 2013 11:23 EDT
Indonesia put to death a Malawian drug trafficker on Friday, the government said, in the country's first execution for several years.
Mar 15, 2013 10:43 EDT
BlackBerry on Friday launched its new Z10 smartphone in Indonesia, the company's third-largest market, as it rapidly loses ground elsewhere to rivals such as Apple and Samsung.
Mar 15, 2013 07:08 EDT
Asian markets were mixed on Friday following another strong lead from Wall Street, where traders took heart from more upbeat US jobs numbers.
Mar 15, 2013 05:30 EDT
Counter-terrorism police in Indonesia shot dead three suspected militants and seized 14 homemade explosives Friday, officials said, in the latest of a series of deadly raids by the elite unit.
Mar 15, 2013 02:53 EDT
BlackBerry on Friday launched its new Z10 smartphone in Indonesia, the company's third-largest market as it rapidly loses ground elsewhere to rivals such as Apple and Samsung.
Mar 13, 2013 07:18 EDT
Asian markets mostly fell on Wednesday, with few catalysts to drive buying after recent gains, while Wall Street provided a limp lead.
Mar 10, 2013 04:16 EDT
Australia on Sunday said it had offered Indonesia a formal guarantee that drug trafficker Schapelle Corby would comply with parole in a letter supporting her release from prison.
Mar 08, 2013 06:59 EST
Asian markets climbed on Friday following another record-breaking close for Wall Street's Dow Jones index, while Tokyo hit its highest level since the collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2008.
Mar 08, 2013 06:51 EST
Indonesians working for Chinese telecom firm Huawei joined a strike Friday over claims their employer broke labour laws, in the latest industrial action to hit a foreign company in Indonesia.
Mar 07, 2013 06:32 EST
Asian stock markets on Thursday mostly reversed gains from the previous day even though the Dow hit another record on Wall Street, but Tokyo's Nikkei was supported by a weaker yen.
Mar 06, 2013 01:13 EST
Concert promoters are suing insurers in the United States for breach of contract over an Indonesian concert by Lady Gaga canceled last year due to a threat by Islamic hardliners.
Facts from the Wikipedia page:
Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta
|Special Capital Territory of Jakarta|
|Jakarta Old Town, Hotel Indonesia Roundabout, Monumen Nasional, Jakarta traffic, Istiqlal Mosque|
|Nickname(s): The Big Durian|
|Motto: Jaya Raya (Indonesian)|
(Victorious and Great)
|- Type||Special administrative area|
|- Governor||Fauzi Bowo|
|- City||656 km2 (253.3 sq mi)|
|- Land||662.33 km2 (255.7 sq mi)|
|- Water||6,977.5 km2 (2,694 sq mi)|
|Elevation||7 m (23 ft)|
|- Density||12,957.31/km2 (33,559.3/sq mi)|
|Time zone||WIB (UTC+7)|