Gulf Times - Batam-island
Indonesia sends back hundreds of shipping containers full of waste

Indonesia sends back hundreds of shipping containers full of waste

Indonesia has sent hundreds of garbage-filled shipping containers back to their countries of origin, according to the customs agency

Indonesian jets force Ethiopian cargo plane to land over airspace breach

Indonesian jets force Ethiopian cargo plane to land over airspace breach

Two Indonesian F-16 fighter jets forced an Ethiopian Airlines cargo plane to land on Monday at an airport on Batam island after it had flown into Indonesian airspace without permission, an air force spokesman said.

Singapore says aware of thwarted plan to attack it with rockets

Singapore says aware of thwarted plan to attack it with rockets

Singapore is not surprised by the arrest of six suspected militants on Indonesia's Batam island on Friday for plotting an attack on the city-state, a government minister said.