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Indonesia halts new palm oil plantation development

Indonesia halts new palm oil plantation development

Indonesia's president has signed a moratorium on all new palm oil plantation development, an official said Thursday, in a move hailed by environmentalists.

Singapore punishes firm after 'maids for sale' ads

Singapore punishes firm after 'maids for sale' ads

Singapore is home to almost 250,000 maids, mostly from poor parts of Indonesia or the Philippines.

At least 13 dead in Indonesia ferry accident

At least 13 dead in Indonesia ferry accident

At least 13 people have been killed and eight are still missing after a ferry caught fire and sank in central Indonesia, an official said Saturday.

Indonesia's quake-hit Lombok declares health emergency over malaria

Indonesia's quake-hit Lombok declares health emergency over malaria

Indonesia's tourist island of Lombok is battling malaria, authorities said on Saturday, declaring a health emergency after a series of earthquakes in July and August forced hundreds of thousands to flee their homes.

QRCS provides relief to Indonesians hit by quake

QRCS provides relief to Indonesians hit by quake

The distribution lasted for a month within the first phase of the QRCS's humanitarian response.

Indonesia to bid for 2032 Olympics, says Widodo

Indonesia to bid for 2032 Olympics, says Widodo

President Widodo said the Asian Games, hosted in Jakarta and Palembang over the past two weeks, have proved Indonesia has the ability to host the Olympics.

Qatar's Abdullah Abubakr wins bronze in 800m race

Qatar's Abdullah Abubakr wins bronze in 800m race

Qatar's Abdullah Abubakr won the bronze medal in the 800m race of the current athletics competition held as part of the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia, until September 2.

Qatar clinch fourth gold at Asian Games

Qatar clinch fourth gold at Asian Games

The Qatari duo defeated Indonesia's Ade Candra and Mohammad Ashfiya 2-0 in the final of the competition.

Strong 6.2 magnitude quake strikes off eastern Indonesia

Strong 6.2 magnitude quake strikes off eastern Indonesia

The offshore tremor struck at a shallow depth of eight kilometres, about 100 kilometres southeast of Kupang on the Indonesian portion of Timor island, the USGS said.

Qatar qualify for Asian Games handball final

Qatar qualify for Asian Games handball final

Qatar will play the final on Friday with the winner of the second semi-final, which was to be played between Japan and Bahrain later on Monday.

Indonesian man pays $10,000 to ex-wife... in coins

Indonesian man pays $10,000 to ex-wife... in coins

An Indonesian civil servant who owed his ex-wife a large alimony has paid back some $10,000 worth of missed payments -- in coins.

Rattled quake survivors mark Eid on Indonesian island

Rattled quake survivors mark Eid on Indonesian island

The evacuees prayed, chanted and feasted together, marking the festival of sacrifice in open rice fields and under tents.