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 07:29 EDT
German heavy industry giant ThyssenKrupp said Thursday it has won a contract worth $250 million (194 million euros) to build a cement plant for Swiss group Holcim in Indonesia.
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 20, 2013 00:49 EDT
Seven Komodo dragons have hatched under a breeding programme at an Indonesian zoo, an official said, a success story that raises hope for the endangered lizard.
Mar 19, 2013 17:11 EDT
Irish low-cost airline Ryanair on Tuesday announced an order for 175 Boeing 737-800 airplanes in a major fleet expansion three weeks after the EU blocked its takeover of rival Aer Lingus.
Mar 19, 2013 07:20 EDT
Irish low-cost airline Ryanair on Tuesday announced that it has ordered 175 Boeing 737-800 airplanes worth $15.6 billion (12.1 billion euros) at catalogue prices.
Mar 18, 2013 21:19 EDT
European aircraft maker Airbus announced a record order worth 18.4 billion euros ($23.8 billion) from the Indonesian company Lion Air for 234 medium-range A320 jets.
Mar 18, 2013 14:19 EDT
US Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter on Monday promised to provide South Korea with every military resource under the US nuclear umbrella at a time of heightened tensions with North Korea.
Mar 18, 2013 10:02 EDT
Lion Air, a little-known carrier launched 13 years ago with just one plane, has struck two of the world's largest aircraft orders in a staggering $46 billion bet on Indonesia's air transport boom.
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 18, 2013 06:46 EDT
Europe's Airbus has won a record order worth 18.4 billion euros ($23.8 billion) from Indonesia's Lion Air for 234 medium-haul A320 jets, the French presidency announced Monday.
Mar 17, 2013 21:03 EDT
European aerospace giant Airbus will sign Monday what would mark one of its biggest orders ever from Indonesia's Lion Air for more than 200 A320 medium-haul jets, business daily Les Echos reported.
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 17, 2013 03:08 EDT
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called on new graduates of Japan's National Defence Academy on Sunday to guard the country against "provocations" as tensions simmer with China over the sovereignty of an island chain.
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.
Facts from the Wikipedia page:
|Republic of Indonesia
|Motto: Bhinneka Tunggal Ika (Old Javanese)|
Unity in Diversity
National ideology: Pancasila
|Anthem: Indonesia Raya|
(and largest city)
|Official scripts||Indonesian alphabet|
|-||President||Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono|
|Independence||from the Netherlands|
|-||Declared||17 August 1945|
|-||Acknowledged||27 December 1949|
|-||Land||1,919,440 km2 (16th)|
735,355 sq mi
|-||2009 estimate||229,965,000 (4th)|
|GDP (PPP)||2008 estimate|
|-||Total||$909.729 billion (16th)|
|-||Per capita||$3,980 (121st)|
|GDP (nominal)||2008 estimate|
|-||Total||$511.765 billion (19th)|
|-||Per capita||$2,239 (116th)|
|HDI (2007)||▲ 0.734 (medium) (111th)|
|Time zone||various (UTC+7 to +9)|