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More than 90 people have tragically lost their lives after mass flooding in East Timor and Indonesia.

The caning comes less than two weeks after a male couple were flogged nearly 80 times each for having gay sex, which is outlawed under local Islamic law.

Two gay men publicly lashed 77 times in Indonesia

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Two gay men publicly lashed 77 times in Indonesia

Two men who were allegedly caught by neighbour having sex, were publicly whipped 77 times each in Aceh province.

Indonesia leader gets nation's first coronavirus jab

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Indonesia leader gets nation's first coronavirus jab

Indonesia's Prime Minister received the first of two doses of the Chinese-developed Coronavac, which domestic regulators approved this week.

Indonesia locates black box recorders from crashed Sriwijaya plane

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Indonesia locates black box recorders from crashed Sriwijaya plane

Two black boxes belonging to the Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737-500 that crashed shortly after take off have been found by authorities.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Indonesia rescuers find human remains after deadly plane crash

The Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737-500 went into a steep dive about four minutes after it left Soekarno-Hatta international airport in Jakarta on Saturday afternoon.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Indonesia receives over a million Chinese Covid-19 vaccine doses

More than 1.2 million doses of a Covid-19 vaccine made by China's Sinovac has been delivered to Indonesia, authorities confirmed.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Macron wavers on cartoon stance amid global backlash

In an apparent bid to reach out to Muslims, Macron gave a long interview setting out his vision to Qatar-based TV channel Al-Jazeera, seeking to ...

The New Arab

Taking no chances: Indonesia cancels hajj trips this year

Indonesia, which has the world's largest muslim population, will not wait for Saudi Arabia's decision to cancel this year's Hajj, officials said.

Coronavirus fallout dampens spirits as Muslims mark major holiday

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Coronavirus fallout dampens spirits as Muslims mark major holiday

For Muslims around the world, the Covid-19 pandemic has put a damper on Eid Al-Fitr festivities.

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Asia's Muslims brace for Ramadan in shadow of coronavirus

This year millions of Muslims across the world are facing a Ramadan like never before, as communal and cultural events are disrupted by the ...

Does Riyadh feel threatened by the new Muslim alliance?

Sabena Siddiqui

Does Riyadh feel threatened by the new Muslim alliance?

The KL Summit hopes to be a leading force in shaping and restoring Islamic civilisation, but why does Saudi Arabia feel threatened by this new ...

Indonesian man flogged for pre-marital sex faints during punishment

The New Arab & agencies

Indonesian man flogged for pre-marital sex faints during punishment

A 22-year-old man - sentenced to 100 strokes - pleaded with a masked Sharia officer to stop lashing his back with a rattan cane before he ...

Indonesia arrests dozens after IS-linked suicide bombing

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Indonesia arrests dozens after IS-linked suicide bombing

Indonesian authorities have arrested many Indonesian militants, after six were wounded in IS-linked suicide bombing in Medan.

Indonesian man flogged under adultery law he helped create

The New Arab

Indonesian man flogged under adultery law he helped create

A masked religious officer rained down 28 lashes on the back of Aceh Ulema Council member Mukhlis after he was caught canoodling with a married ...

The New Arab & agencies

Indonesia builds bridge to help quell West Papua unrest

Papua has seen an increase in unrest over the last several months over governmental negligence and perceived racial discrimination.

The New Arab & agencies

Indonesia intensifies security after IS-linked attack

Indonesian authorities have stepped up security measures after a senior government minister was hospitalised after being stabbed in the stomach.

The New Arab & agencies

Indonesia's security minister stabbed by IS sympthiser, police report

Wiranto is a former army general who was indicted for crimes against humanity by the UN for his role in violently suppressing a pro-independence ...

The New Arab & agencies

Explainer: Indonesia's plans to outlaw pre-marital sex and more

Indonesia's president has postponed a vote on a controversial overhaul of the country's penal code, however protesters fear the bill may still ...

Six dead after election riots in Indonesia's capital

The New Arab & agencies

Six dead after election riots in Indonesia's capital

At least six people were killed as Indonesia's capital erupted in violence when police clashed with protesters opposed to the re-election of ...

The New Arab & agencies

Muslim-majority Indonesia goes to the polls in crucial election

Indonesia prepares for its biggest ever polls on Wednesday, in which more than 190 million voters will choose from 245,000 candidates vying for ...

Malaysia court frees woman in North Korea murder case

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Malaysia court frees woman in North Korea murder case

Malaysia has released an Indonesian woman who was on trial for assassinating the North Korean leader's half brother.

Indonesia backtracks on release of Bali bombing-linked cleric

Taufiq Wan

Indonesia backtracks on release of Bali bombing-linked cleric

Indonesian President Joko Widodo has reversed a controversial decision to unconditionally release an ageing radical cleric, ...

Indonesia to review release of Bali bombers' 'spiritual leader'

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Indonesia to review release of Bali bombers' 'spiritual leader'

Indonesia's government has said it is reviewing a decision to release radical cleric Abu Bakar Ba'asyir following local and international ...

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