Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull made his first visit to Indonesia since taking power, seeking to repair a key relationship strained by repeated crises under his conservative predecessor.
Malaysia closed schools in several states and the capital Kuala Lumpur due to choking smoke from Indonesian slash-and-burn farming that has smothered much of Southeast Asia in smog for weeks.
Visiting Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak pledged to help Indonesia fight forest fires blanketing Southeast Asia in haze as foreign aircraft joined operations to douse the blazes.
The forest fires blanketing Southeast Asia in choking haze are on track to become among the worst on record, NASA has warned.
Helicopters water-bombed raging forest fires that have cloaked parts of Indonesia in thick haze and pushed air quality to unhealthy levels in neighbouring Singapore and Malaysia.
A plane searching for an Indonesian passenger aircraft that went missing in the remote eastern province of Papua with 54 people on board at the weekend on Monday spotted debris.
An Indonesian air force transport plane crashed shortly after take-off, exploding in a fireball in a city residential area and killing at least 20 people.
Indonesia has been admitted to a Melanesian intergovernment group, welcoming the move as an important way to strengthen peace and security in the region.
Australian authorities work within the law to stop asylum-seeker boats after reports officials have made cash payments to members of people-smuggling rings for years.
Kazakhstan’s volleyball player Sabina Altynbekova has been named the most beautiful athlete by the Indonesian news website Surabaya News.
Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop criticised Indonesia's "chaotic" handling of the execution of nine prisoners.
Twitter chief Dick Costolo said the microblogging site planned to work with Indonesian authorities to warn people about natural disasters.
An Indonesian whose daughter-in-law is among 56 people unaccounted for following the December crash of an AirAsia plane said his family had accepted the "sad reality".
AirAsia boss Tony Fernandes said he was not giving up on finding more bodies from one of the airline's jets that crashed in the Java Sea.
A Kazakh-Spanish film about Soviet-era Spaniards held prisoners in a labor camp on the territory of present day Kazakhstan has won an award at the Jakarta Film Festival.
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff refused to accept the credentials of the Indonesian ambassador to demonstrate her anger at last month's execution.
Indonesian divers have found a body believed to be the French co-pilot who was steering an AirAsia plane when it crashed in December with 162 people onboard.
A Kazakhstani volley ball player famous in Asia for hear kawaii appearance Sabina Altynbekova will be invited by the Indonesian Volleyball Federation to help revive women’s volleyball.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott urged Indonesia to show mercy to two Australian drug convicts facing execution after their final appeals for clemency failed.
Warning alarms in AirAsia flight QZ8501 were "screaming" as the pilots desperately tried to stabilise the plane just before it plunged into the Java Sea last monthю
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