Indonesia’s businesses effective role in Halal Expo Australia

Sydney (Media Release, HEA 2018 by Sarwat Hassan); Indonesia is the closest Australian neighbour that has the largest Muslim population in the world. Indonesia and Australia have the best opportunities to develop... Read more »
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NSW produce the cherry on top in China

Australia aims to enhance Horticulture export to Asian markets Minister for Trade and Industry Niall Blair will be in China and Hong Kong this week (4-8 September) for his first overseas mission as... Read more »
Indonesian Special Forces group Kopassus in a joint exercise with the Special Australia Service in 2010.

Indonesia halts military cooperation with Australia

Indonesia suspends military cooperation with Australia after training material insult Indonesia has suspended military co-operation with Australia following an incident at an Australian army training facility last year that caused Indonesian offence. Indonesian military... Read more »
Malaysian Muslims offer Eid-ul-Fitr prayers at the National mosque in Kuala Lumpur. Photo: Manan Vatsyayana/ AFP

Muslims around the world celebrate Eid ul Fitr 2016

Millions of people around the world have gathered for prayers and feasting to mark the end of the Holy Month Muslims across the globe gathered to celebrate Eid al-Fitr on Wednesday, a... Read more »
Indonesian floods, landslides leave 47 dead, dozens missing. Photo: Antara Foto/Maulana Surya/via REUTERS

Indonesian floods, landslides leave 47 dead, dozens missing

Indonesia’s National Disaster Mitigation Agency said most of those killed or missing are from the Puworejo district, on Java’s south coast. JAKARTA, (Indonesia) — At least 47 people have been killed by landslides and... Read more »
Russia developing strategic ties with nations of the East Asia

Russia looks toward East Asia for new allies and economic expansion

Russian Federation hosted Myanmar, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, the Sultanate of Brunei Darussalam, Vietnam, Philippines, Laos and Singapore for the first time to mark partnership between Moscow and the Asian bloc Editorial... Read more »
In the neighbourhood: Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull joins the meeting of defence and foreign ministers from Australia and Indonesia. Photo: Ben Rushton

Australia, Indonesia boost anti-terror cooperation

Australia and Indonesia have agreed to boost intelligence-sharing in the fight against terrorism, days after police arrested several men allegedly linked to a planned suicide bombing in Jakarta. SYDNEY – Australia and... Read more »

Indonesia ferry sinks: 80 missing, 3 dead, dozens rescued

Rescuers pulled out 39 survivors from a passenger boat that sank in the nation’s central region. The boat was carrying 110 passengers and 12 crew members, including 14 children MAKASSAR, Indonesia — A... Read more »
Australian Prime Minister designate Malcolm Turnbull with Deputy Prime Minister designate Julie Bishop during a press conference in the Blue Room, after winning the Australian Federal leadership in a party ballot vote, at Parliament House in Canberra, Monday, Sept. 14, 2015. (AAP Image/Sam Mooy) NO ARCHIVING

PM Turnbull to visit Indonesia and Germany ahead of G20, APEC

SYDNEY (Australia) – Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will visit Jakarta and Berlin ahead of the G20 and APEC Meetings this month, according to a media release by PM office. The Prime Minister... Read more »
Minister Ayres with Vice Governor of Jakarta signing the MOU with NSW

Australia and Indonesia sign agreement on Trade

NSW and Jakarta Agreement to enhance trade in areas of Agriculture, Education, Technology, Infrastructure services NSW and the Jakarta Capital City Government have today renewed their long-standing Sister State Relationship by signing... Read more »

Andrew Robb in Indonesia to promote trade and investment

Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb is on a visit Jakarta to enhance our trade and investment relationship with Indonesia. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull felt it was important that the planned visit proceeds... Read more »
Julie Bishop

Julie Bishop to meet Indonesia’s FM next week as diplomatic tensions ease

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop is expected to meet her Indonesian counterpart Retno Marsudi next week, indicating that relations between the two countries are warming after the execution of the Bali nine... Read more »
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US, UK least concerned about climate change, survey says

The United States and Britain are the main barriers when it comes to tackling climate change, according to a new survey. The survey by YouGov, spanning four continents and 15 countries, found... Read more »
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Indonesia seeks to shift towards green economy

The high initial investment in green infrastructure and limited state budget is a major deterrent. Jakarta is thus inviting private sectors to chip in as the country attempts to shift towards a... Read more »
Special assistant to Prime Minister, Syed Tariq Fatemi, arrives to attend the 10th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) on October 16, 2014 in Milan. AFP / Giuseppe Cacace

Pakistan to host D-8 summit on June 4-5

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan, the current Chairman of the Developing-8 Organization for Economic Development, will host a meeting of the 36th session of the Developing-8 Commission this week. “This meeting is being organised... Read more »
The Burma government has refused to grant citizenship to the Rohingya minority, saying they are recent illegal migrants from Bangladesh.

Migrant crisis: Who are the Rohingya boat people of Asia?

The 1.1 million Rohingya community – a Muslim group which claims to be descended from Arab traders – has fled in droves from their homes in Burma across south-east Asia following increasing... Read more »
Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey delivers the 2015 Budget in the House of Representatives.

Budget 2015: Australia aid to Indonesia cut by nearly half, Africa aid down 70 per cent

In the midst of rising tensions between Australia and Indonesia, the federal government has dramatically slashed aid to its large foreign neighbour by an eye-popping $239 million Australia has slashed aid spending... Read more »
Helicopter carrying foreigners crash-landed in Gilgit, Pakistan on Friday, 8 May 2015.

Foreign diplomats killed in Pakistan helicopter crash

Norway and Philippines Ambassadors among 7 killed in Helicopter crash in Gilgit  ISLAMABAD (Pakistan) – A Pakistan military helicopter carrying diplomats to the launch of projects in northern Pakistan crashed on Friday... Read more »

Labour Day 2015: Workers around the world rally on May Day – in pictures

International Workers’ Day celebrated around the world Labour Day, also known as International Workers’ Day, is widely celebrated as a public holiday in countries across the world. It was chosen to commemorate... Read more »
Ambassador withdrawn: Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Foreign Minister Julie Bishop address the media after the executions.

Australia recalls ambassador after Indonesia executes Bali Nine prisoners

Australian PM Tony Abbott called the executions “cruel and unnecessary” Australia has recalled its ambassador to Indonesia for consultations after two Australians were among eight drug smugglers executed by firing squad early... Read more »

Indonesia executes Bali nine duo, Australia warns of ‘consequences’

Australia-Indonesia relations strained after executions Australians Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran and six other men are executed by firing squad, as Filipina Mary Jane Velosa wins a last-minute reprieve The families of Bali... Read more »
Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop speaks during a joint news conference at the conclusion of the AUSMIN meeting at Admiralty.

Bali Nine: Australia pleads for stay in executions

There is still hope that the imminent executions of two Australian prisoners on death row in Indonesia could be delayed after an appeal date was set for next month. A lawyer for Myuran Sukumaran,... Read more »

China’s Xi Jinping and Japan’s Shinzo Abe hold rare meeting, call for better ties

The Chinese and Japanese leaders have held another rare meeting in a sign of easing tensions between the two East Asian powers over the disputed islands and the wartime legacy. Chinese President... Read more »

Asian-African nations look toward enhanced cooperation, economic development

JAKARTA, (Indonesia) — Dozens of leaders from Asia and Africa assembled in Jakarta on Sunday for a five-day summit to breathe new life into economic development and mark the anniversary of a Cold War-era gathering that led to... Read more »