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Jakarta: Capital of Indonesia
Jakarta, officially the Special Capital Region of Jakarta, is the capital and largest city of Indonesia. Situated on the northwest coast of the world's most populous island of Java, it is the centre of economy, culture and politics of Indonesia with a population of more than ten million as of 2014. Albeit only covers 699.5 square kilometres (270.1 sq mi), the smallest among any Indonesian provinces, its metropolitan area covers 6,392 square kilometres (2,468 sq mi); it is the world's second most populous urban area after Tokyo, with a population of about 30 million as of 2010. Jakarta's business opportunities, as well as its potential to offer a higher standard of living, have attracted migrants from across the Indonesian archipelago, making it a melting pot of numerous cultures. Jakarta is nicknamed the "Big Durian", the thorny strongly-odored fruit native to the region, as the city is seen as the Indonesian equivalent of New York.


Indonesia's 'minority within a minority' celebrate Lunar New Year

As he does every year, ethnic Chinese Indonesian Purnama celebrated Lunar New Year on Saturday at a dinner with his extended family of more than 50 in Jakarta where they exchanged traditional red..
Reuters - Published

Strong 6.0 quake hits Indonesia's Papua

strong 6.0 quake hits indonesia's papua
Jakarta: A strong 6.0 magnitude earthquake shook Indonesia's easternmost region of Papua on Sunday, the United States Geological...
WorldNews - Published

Videos for Jakarta

Most of Jakarta could be submerged by 2050 [Video]Most of Jakarta could be submerged by 2050

Experts warn 90 percent of Indonesia’s capital could be submerged by 2050.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:46Published

Flooding and landslides in Jakarta kills at least 40 [Video]Flooding and landslides in Jakarta kills at least 40

Indonesian capital frequently floods but analysts say city was ill-prepared for a storm of this scale.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:01Published

Several dead, thousands caught in flooding in Indonesian capital [Video]Several dead, thousands caught in flooding in Indonesian capital

Rainfall, more than three times the average amount, recorded in Jakarta and West Java resulting in deadly flooding.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 04:23Published

At least 20 people killed in deadly monsoon floods in Jakarta [Video]At least 20 people killed in deadly monsoon floods in Jakarta

Dramatic footage shows flashfloods in Indonesia that killed at least 20 people. About 30,000 were evacuated. View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

Tens of thousands caught in deadly Indonesian floods [Video]Tens of thousands caught in deadly Indonesian floods

The death toll from flash floods and landslides in and around Indonesia’s capital Jakarta reached at least 21 on Thursday, with more heavy rain forecast, authorities said. The floods are the worst..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:06Published

A sinking Indonesian island fights climate change [Video]A sinking Indonesian island fights climate change

Abdul Hadi's house sits lower than the road in a village on the island of Java - and below sea-level. As floods worsen due to climate change and Java sinks due to the extraction of underground water,..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:50Published


Indonesia, UAE sign $23 bn investment deals: officials

indonesia, uae sign $23 bn investment deals: officials
Other investments include deals in ports, renewable energy and agriculture. JAKARTA: The figure includes nearly a dozen deals signed after a meeting between Indonesian President Joko Widodo and Crown..
WorldNews - Published

Indonesia deploys fighter jets in stand-off with China

Indonesia's air force deployed four fighter jets to the South China Sea on Tuesday in a stand-off with Beijing after Jakarta protested over a Chinese violation of its exclusive economic zone.
Reuters - Published

After Indonesia's deadly floods, few hear climate 'wake up call'

after indonesia's deadly floods, few hear climate 'wake up call'
JAKARTA: Floods that killed more than 50 people in Indonesia's capital after the biggest rainfall since records began should be a wake-up call to climate change in one of the world's biggest carbon..
WorldNews - Published

Jakarta floods: Cloud seeding used to try to stop rain

Planes are firing salt into clouds in a bid to prevent rain after record floods left dozens dead.
BBC News - Published

Death toll from floods in Indonesia capital rises to 43

death toll from floods in indonesia capital rises to 43
JAKARTA, Indonesia — The death toll from floods in Indonesia’s capital rose to 43 of Friday as rescuers found more bodies amid receding floodwaters, disaster officials said. Monsoon rains and..
WorldNews - Published

Indonesia plans cloud seeding to halt rain, floods death toll rises to 43

Indonesia will carry out cloud seeding on Friday in a bid to prevent further rainfall over the capital Jakarta, after deadly flash floods and landslides following some of the heaviest rains ever..
Reuters - Published

Indonesia floods leave nearly 30 dead, several missing

indonesia floods leave nearly 30 dead, several missing
JAKARTA: Indonesia’s disaster agency warned on Thursday of more deaths after torrential rains pounded the Jakarta region, triggering floods and landslides that killed at least 29 and left vast swaths..
WorldNews - Published

Flood death toll rises to 26 in Jakarta, tens of thousands evacuated

Tens of thousands of people were evacuated in Indonesia's capital Jakarta on Thursday after flash floods and landslides killed up to 26 people amid some of the heaviest rain in more than 20 years, with..
Reuters - Published

19 killed in Jakarta floods, landslides

19 killed in jakarta floods, landslides
Jakarta, Jan 2 (IANS) Severe flooding in Jakarta has claimed at least 19 lives and forced thousands of people to flee their homes after heavy rains inundated both residential and commercial areas..
WorldNews - Published

Jakarta floods: 'Not ordinary rain', say officials

At least 16 people have died in the Indonesian capital amid record-breaking rainfall.
BBC News - Published

Flood death toll rises to 21 in Indonesian capital

The death toll from flash floods and landslides in and around Indonesia's capital Jakarta reached at least 21 on Monday, with more heavy rain forecast, authorities said.
Reuters - Published

9 Dead, Thousands Caught in Flooding in Indonesia's Capital

9 dead, thousands caught in flooding in indonesia's capital
JAKARTA, INDONESIA - Severe flooding hit Indonesia's capital as residents were celebrating the New Year's, killing at least nine people, displacing thousands and forcing the closure of a domestic a..
WorldNews - Published

Indonesian Muslims protest China’s treatment of Uighurs

indonesian muslims protest china’s treatment of uighurs
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — More than a thousand Muslims marched to the heavily guarded Chinese Embassy in Indonesia’s capital on Friday to protest China’s treatment of its Uighur Muslims. The..
WorldNews - Published

People throng Jakarta Planetarium to witness annular solar eclipse

people throng jakarta planetarium to witness annular solar eclipse
Hundreds of visitors congregated at Taman Ismail Marzuki, Jakarta, Thursday, to participate in the observation and coverage of solar eclipse organized by Jakarta Planetarium and Observatory starting..
WorldNews - Published

Six charged with treason in Indonesia after Papua protest

An Indonesian prosecutor charged five men and a woman with treason on Thursday, accusing them of organizing a protest in Jakarta demanding independence for the easternmost province of Papua.
Reuters - Published

Indonesia president seeks to speed up 'Silicon Valley'-like capital

Indonesian President Joko Widodo said on Wednesday he had ordered his cabinet to speed up a $33 billion project to move the capital city from Jakarta to forested Borneo island so that the new "Silicon..
Reuters - Published

Shouting match: Indonesians given stage to dish out advice to community

Dozens of Indonesians have taken part in a shouting competition in the capital Jakarta, given five minutes on stage to belt out advice on issues such as health, education and child protection to a..
Reuters - Published

Crumbling seawall heightens worries over flood threat to Indonesian capital

When part of a seawall protecting Jakarta collapsed last week near fisherman Awing Takalar's shack it brought back bad memories of when another levee burst in 2007 and all his belongings were washed..
Reuters - Published

Suspected smoke grenade blast near Indonesia's presidential palace hurts two

A suspected smoke grenade exploded on Tuesday at a park near Indonesia's presidential palace in the capital Jakarta, injuring two military personnel who were jogging, the city's police chief said.
Reuters - Published

Smoke grenade explodes in Indonesia park, injures 2 soldiers

smoke grenade explodes in indonesia park, injures 2 soldiers
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian police said a smoke grenade exploded Tuesday near the presidential palace in Jakarta, wounding two soldiers. Jakarta...
WorldNews - Published

Apparent smoke grenade blast at Jakarta park injured two: police

An explosion on Tuesday in Indonesia's National Monument park that injured two military personnel appeared to have been caused by a smoke grenade, Jakarta police chief Gatot Eddy Pramono told a..
Reuters - Published

Blast at Indonesia's national monument park in central Jakarta: media

An explosion has occurred at Indonesia's National Monument park, near the presidential palace in central Jakarta, according to media reports citing police on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Indonesia barred Cambodia's Rainsy from flight to Jakarta: airline

Malaysia Airlines said on Wednesday it had barred veteran Cambodian opposition figure Sam Rainsy from a flight from Kuala Lumpur to the Indonesian capital Jakarta on the instruction of Indonesian..
Reuters - Published

Chinese vice president visits Indonesia for closer ties

chinese vice president visits indonesia for closer ties
JAKARTA, Oct. 21 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan on Monday wrapped up a friendly visit to Indonesia as a special envoy of Chinese President Xi Jinping, with the two countries agreeing to..
WorldNews - Published

PM Modi congratulates Joko Widodo for his re-election as Indonesian President

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday congratulated Joko Widodo for his re-election as the President of Indonesia and expressed confidence in his "dynamic leadership" which would further help in..
IndiaTimes - Published

Indonesia's Joko Widodo sworn in for second term

indonesia's joko widodo sworn in for second term
Indonesian President Joko Widodo, who rose from poverty and pledged to champion democracy, fight entrenched corruption and modernize the world's most populous Muslim-majority nation, was sworn in..
WorldNews - Published

Australia important to China, VP says

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has met with Chinese Vice-President Wang Qishan in Jakarta.
SBS - Published

Indonesia's Widodo faces daunting goals in final term

indonesia's widodo faces daunting goals in final term
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — In fisherman Saimin's fly-strewn riverside slum, less than an hour's drive from Indonesia's presidential palace, much of the age-old problems President Joko Widodo has..
WorldNews - Published

Indonesia ramps up Pacific diplomacy with aid fund

Indonesia launched an international aid agency on Friday to strengthen its regional diplomatic relations, some of which have been strained by Jakarta's approach to the restive Papua region.
Reuters - Published

Asian shares fall back after China reports economy weakened

asian shares fall back after china reports economy weakened
BANGKOK (AP) — Share prices retreated in Asia after China reported Friday that its economy grew at an annual rate of 6.0% in the latest quarter. The Shanghai Composite index gave up early gains,..
WorldNews - Published

Indonesia police fire tear gas as rallies over new laws turn violent

Indonesian police fired tear gas in several areas of Jakarta on Monday as a protest against legal reforms descended into running battles, causing traffic gridlock and chaotic scenes in parts of the..
Reuters - Published

Police: 2 die in violent Indonesian student protests

police: 2 die in violent indonesian student protests
JAKARTA, INDONESIA — At least two people have died in violent demonstrations across Indonesia by students protesting a new law that they say has crippled the country's anti-corruption agency, police..
WorldNews - Published

At least 20 killed in Indonesian quake: Disaster agency

at least 20 killed in indonesian quake: disaster agency
JAKARTA: At least 20 people were killed and dozens injured in a strong earthquake on Thursday that rocked Indonesia's remote...
WorldNews - Published

6.4-magnitude quake strikes off eastern Indonesia, not potential for tsunami

6.4-magnitude quake strikes off eastern indonesia, not potential for tsunami
JAKARTA, Sept. 22 (Xinhua) -- A 6.4-magnitude earthquake jolted Indonesia's eastern Maluku province earlier...
WorldNews - Published

Global stocks mostly lower after oil prices surge

global stocks mostly lower after oil prices surge
BEIJING — Global stock markets sank Monday after crude prices surged following an attack on Saudi Arabia's biggest oil processing facility. Market benchmarks in London and Frankfurt opened lower..
WorldNews - Published

Indonesia's Habibie, president during transition to democracy, dies at 83

Thousands of people gathered in the Indonesian capital Jakarta on Thursday to mourn the death of former president B.J. Habibie, who came to power as the nation endured a turbulent transition to..
Reuters - Published Also reported by •WorldNews

Indonesian province moves to curb slash-and-burn clearances as fires rage

indonesian province moves to curb slash-and-burn clearances as fires rage
JAKARTA — Authorities in Indonesia’s West Kalimantan province said on Thursday they had tightened rules to try and curb slash-and-burn clearances by plantation companies – a practice linked to a..
WorldNews - Published

Delhi, Jakarta call for global anti-terror fight

IndiaTimes - Published

Indonesia pledges $40 billion to modernize Jakarta ahead of new capital: minister

The Indonesian government is not abandoning Jakarta after announcing plans to move the country's capital, its planning minister said, pledging to spend $40 billion to save the slowly sinking city in..
Reuters - Published

Indonesia set to move new capital to jungle-clad Borneo island as part of shift away from sinking city Jakarta

Indonesia will move its capital to the eastern edge of jungle-clad Borneo island, President Joko Widodo said Monday
Firstpost - Published

Indonesia unveils site of new capital on Borneo island

Indonesia on Monday revealed the long-awaited site for its new $33-billion capital on the forested island of Borneo to replace the crowded, polluted megacity of Jakarta, which is slowly sinking into..
Reuters - Published

Indonesia to move capital from Jakarta to East Kalimantan

indonesia to move capital from jakarta to east kalimantan
Indonesia's president has announced that the country's capital will be moved from overcrowded, sinking and polluted Jakarta to East Kalimantan province. President Joko Widodo told a news conference..
WorldNews - Published

Indonesia picks Borneo island as site of new capital

Jakarta, the current capital, sits on swampy land and is gradually sinking below sea level.
BBC News - Published

Indonesia cuts off internet to Papua following protests

Demonstrators calling for Papuan independence held a rally in Jakarta after days of riots in Indonesia's eastern region.
BBC News - Published

Indonesia arrests 34, blocks internet in Papua to help curb violent protests

JAKARTA, Aug 22 - Indonesia has cut off internet access in eastern Papua to prevent provocative posts online from fuelling violence, after protesters torched buildings, a market and a prison over..
Reuters - Published

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