Indonesia’s military on Sunday officially said all 53 crew members from a submarine that sank and broke apart last week are dead, and that search teams had located the vessel’s wreckage on the ocean floor.
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif stressed the need to speed up the finalization of a preferential tariffs agreement with Indonesia, expressing Iran’s readiness to continue negotiations in this regard.
Floods and landslides triggered by tropical cyclone Seroja in a cluster of islands in southeast Indonesia and East Timor have killed 113 people, with many still unaccounted for and thousands displaced, officials said on Monday.
Indonesia will rebuild homes and buildings ravaged by a powerful earthquake that struck Sulawesi island last week, President Joko Widodo said on Tuesday, as the death toll reached 90 and thousands more people were displaced.
Indonesia officially outlawed the politically influential Islamic Defenders Front, known by the domestic acronym FPI, headed by popular cleric Habib Rizieq Shihab, amid fears of rising tensions between the government and the group’s supporters.
Indonesia’s anti-graft agency named Social Affairs Minister Juliari Batubara on Sunday as a suspect in a million-dollar bribery case, along with four others, while President Joko Widodo warned officials against misuse of public funds.