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Who was behind the Jakarta riots?

May 29, 2019 10:38 AM

JAKARTA (THE JAKARTA POST/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The riots that gripped parts of Central and West Jakarta from late May 21 to the early hours of May 23 have left behind many questions, including who masterminded the apparently "pre-planned" violence that resulted in at least eight deaths and hundreds of injuries.

Jakarta names 10 new suspects linked to online hoaxes

May 29, 2019 5:00 AM

Indonesia's national police have named 10 new suspects accused of spreading online hoaxes linked to street violence in the capital city last week, in the aftermath of the announcement of the presidential election result.

Jakarta governor Anies Baswedan in tough spot in wake of riots in the city

May 24, 2019 11:24 AM

JAKARTA (THE JAKARTA POST/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Shortly after winning the Jakarta gubernatorial election in 2017, Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan pledged that he would make Jakarta more visible on the international stage and one of ways to do that was by attending global meetings held for the world's major cities.

8 countries, including Singapore, issue travel advisory following Jakarta riots

May 24, 2019 10:16 AM

JAKARTA - A total of eight countries, including Singapore, have reportedly issued a travel advisory for their citizens planning to visit Indonesia following the rally on Wednesday (May 22) that turned into riots in Jakarta for the past two days.

Calm returns to Jakarta after deadly riots

May 24, 2019 5:00 AM

Indonesia's capital city was calm yesterday, after two days of riots over the presidential election results, but with police visibly guarding key government buildings and intersections.

Sri Lanka town under curfew after anti-Muslim attacks

May 12, 2019 9:28 PM

COLOMBO (AFP) - Sri Lankan troops in a northern town fired shots into the air and police imposed a curfew on Sunday (May 12) after mobs attacked a mosque, in renewed religious tensions in the wake of Easter Sunday terror attacks.

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