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10 ASEAN leaders are Republic Day chief guests this year: Here are brief profiles of the 10 heads of State
India

10 ASEAN leaders are Republic Day chief guests this year: Here are brief profiles of the 10 heads of State

In an unprecedented event, all the 10 Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) leaders will be the chief guests at the Republic Day parade this year

Narendra Modi welcomes 10 ASEAN leaders at Rajpath as they arrive as chief guests for 69th Republic Day celebrations
India

Narendra Modi welcomes 10 ASEAN leaders at Rajpath as they arrive as chief guests for 69th Republic Day celebrations

Narendra Modi welcomed the leaders of 10 ASEAN countries at the Rajpath in New Delhi as they arrived as the chief guests of India's 69th Republic Day celebrations.

Ahead of Republic Day, Indian and ASEAN leaders agree to boost maritime cooperation at summit in New Delhi
India

Ahead of Republic Day, Indian and ASEAN leaders agree to boost maritime cooperation at summit in New Delhi

The leaders of India and ASEAN agreed on Thursday to boost their maritime ties at a summit in New Delhi, as they seek to balance the increasing weight of China across the region.

India, Indonesia condemn terrorism, agree to work together to meet challenges in India-Pacific region
India

India, Indonesia condemn terrorism, agree to work together to meet challenges in India-Pacific region

India and Indonesia on Friday "unequivocally condemned terrorism in all its forms" while agreeing to work together to harness the potential of the India-Pacific region.

Sushma Swaraj to visit Thailand, Indonesia and Singapore in January to mark 25 years of India's relationship with ASEAN
India

Sushma Swaraj to visit Thailand, Indonesia and Singapore in January to mark 25 years of India's relationship with ASEAN

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will visit Thailand, Indonesia and Singapore from 4-8 January

Mass graves containing 5,000 bodies found on Java island of Indonesia, victims likely from anti-communist purges
World

Mass graves containing 5,000 bodies found on Java island of Indonesia, victims likely from anti-communist purges

An Indonesian organisation investigating the 1965-1966 anti-communist purges, said on Friday that it has found 16 new mass graves on Java island

Malaysia apologises for Indonesia flag blunder in guidebook for Southeast Asia Games
Sports

Malaysia apologises for Indonesia flag blunder in guidebook for Southeast Asia Games

Indonesia's Youth and Sports Minister Imam Nahrawi acknowledged Khairy's apology, and said he hoped the incident will not be repeated.

Indonesia president Joko Widodo tells police to shoot drug traffickers who resist arrest
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Indonesia president Joko Widodo tells police to shoot drug traffickers who resist arrest

Indonesia's President Joko Widodo has instructed law enforcement officers to shoot drug traffickers to deal with a narcotics emergency facing the country.

Barack Obama visits childhood home in Indonesia, talks about how he reacted to media criticism
World

Barack Obama visits childhood home in Indonesia, talks about how he reacted to media criticism

Following another week of dust-ups between the media and President Donald Trump, his predecessor shared a bit of wisdom from the other side of the world about tolerance and taking the daily news cycle in stride

Jakarta blasts: Joko Widodo urges people to remain calm after suicide bombings
World

Jakarta blasts: Joko Widodo urges people to remain calm after suicide bombings

Indonesia's president urged people to remain calm on Thursday, a day after suspected suicide bombers killed three police officers at a Jakarta bus terminal.

IORA summit: Can the meet turn a low-profile group into dynamic regional organisation?
World

IORA summit: Can the meet turn a low-profile group into dynamic regional organisation?

The Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) is holding its first summit meeting in Jakarta on 5-7 March on the 20th anniversary of its formation.

Donald Trump’s business partner wants to follow suit, plans to run for Indonesian presidency in 2019
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Donald Trump’s business partner wants to follow suit, plans to run for Indonesian presidency in 2019

Donald Trump's Indonesian business partner has revealed he may follow the example of the brash US billionaire and run for president, a report said on Monday.

India, Indonesia ties: Maritime cooperation is key takeaway from President Joko Widodo's visit
India

India, Indonesia ties: Maritime cooperation is key takeaway from President Joko Widodo's visit

Closer maritime cooperation between India and Indonesia is the key takeaway from President Joko Widodo first visit to Delhi.

Narendra Modi, Joko Widodo meet: India, Indonesia agree to strengthen maritime cooperation
India

Narendra Modi, Joko Widodo meet: India, Indonesia agree to strengthen maritime cooperation

India and Indonesia on Monday affirmed their commitment to the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (Unclos).

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte felt 'like a saint' after speaking to Donald Trump
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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte felt 'like a saint' after speaking to Donald Trump

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says he felt "like a saint" after his phone conversation with US President-elect Donald Trump, who he said praised him for "doing great" in his campaign against drugs

Indonesia: Muslim protesters march to demand Jakarta governor's resignation
World

Indonesia: Muslim protesters march to demand Jakarta governor's resignation

Tens of thousands of hardline Muslim protesters in Indonesia marched on Friday to the presidential palace to demand the resignation of the governor of the capital, Jakarta, who they said had insulted the Koran.

Havoc in Indonesia: Multiple explosions, gunfire kill at least four people in Jakarta
World

Havoc in Indonesia: Multiple explosions, gunfire kill at least four people in Jakarta

Suicide bombers exploded themselves in downtown Jakarta while gunmen attacked a police post nearby.

When a Bond movie turns real: Indonesia plans to build a prison guarded by crocodiles
World

When a Bond movie turns real: Indonesia plans to build a prison guarded by crocodiles

Indonesia's anti-drugs agency has proposed building a prison on an island guarded by crocodiles to hold death row drug convicts.

India, Indonesia sign two MoUs, discuss counter-terrorism and defence
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India, Indonesia sign two MoUs, discuss counter-terrorism and defence

India and Indonesia on Monday signed agreements in the fields of renewable energy and culture and discussed possibilities of expanding cooperation in counter-terrorism and defence.

Indonesian plane that crashed was carrying $4,70,000 for poor families
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Indonesian plane that crashed was carrying $4,70,000 for poor families

Four postal workers aboard the plane were escorting four bags of cash totaling $468,750 in government fuel aid money.