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Exclusive: After bruising election, Indonesia to vet public servants to identify Islamists

21 Jun 2019

JAKARTA Indonesia plans to tighten vetting of senior public servants amid fears that hardline Islamist ideology has permeated high levels of government, according to documents reviewed by Reuters and a senior official involved in the plan.

Indonesian protesters, police clash in second night of post-election unrest

23 May 2019

JAKARTA A clash between Indonesian security forces and protesters angry over the result of last month's presidential election raged for a second night on Wednesday, turning central Jakarta into a battlefield of tear gas, rubber bullets, rocks and firecrackers.

Protesters, police clash in second night of post-election protests in Indonesia

22 May 2019

JAKARTA Indonesian police fired water cannon and rubber bullets at protesters setting fires and trying to breach barbed wire barricades on Wednesday as demonstrations over the outcome of the presidential election hit the capital for a second night. | Video

Police fire tear gas to disperse crowds after Indonesia confirms president's re-election

21 May 2019

JAKARTA Indonesian police fired tear gas on Wednesday to disperse protesters in central Jakarta following a rally held after official results showed President Joko Widodo had been comfortably re-elected, a Reuters witness said. | Video

Sri Lanka attacks likely the work of Islamist militants: experts

22 Apr 2019

JAKARTA/SINGAPORE Coordinated Easter Sunday bombings at churches and hotels in Sri Lanka bore the hallmarks of militant groups Islamic State or al Qaeda, security experts said on Monday, citing the level of sophistication of the attacks.

Sri Lanka attacks likely the work of Islamist militants: experts

22 Apr 2019

JAKARTA/SINGAPORE Coordinated Easter Sunday bombings at churches and hotels in Sri Lanka bore the hallmarks of militant groups Islamic State or al Qaeda, security experts said on Monday, citing the level of sophistication of the attacks.

Sri Lanka attacks likely the work of Islamist militants - experts

22 Apr 2019

JAKARTA/SINGAPORE Coordinated Easter Sunday bombings at churches and hotels in Sri Lanka bore the hallmarks of militant groups Islamic State or al Qaeda, security experts said on Monday, citing the level of sophistication of the attacks.

In Indonesia's election, the winner is Widodo - and Islam

19 Apr 2019

JAKARTA Two months before this week's presidential election in Indonesia, prize-winning novelist Eka Kurniawan declared in an opinion column that "the Islamists have already won".

Indonesians choose president, parliament in world's biggest one-day vote

16 Apr 2019

JAKARTA Indonesians vote in the world's biggest single-day election on Wednesday, with polling stations opening first in the east of the sprawling equatorial archipelago after a six-month campaign to choose a new president and parliament.

Indonesians to vote in world's biggest single-day election

14 Apr 2019

JAKARTA Tens of millions of Indonesians will vote in presidential and parliamentary elections this week after campaigns focused on the economy, but with political Islam looming ever larger in the world's biggest Muslim-majority nation.

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