6:18 pm August 21, 2014 | No Comment
  Indonesian police used tear gas and water cannon Thursday to break up a rally by supporters of former Army general Prabowo Subianto who lost last month’s presidential election, as the Constitutional Court was set to uphold his opponent Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo’s victory. As judges at the Court started reading the lengthy verdict to […]
7:06 pm August 17, 2014 | No Comment
In the annual ‘Panjat Pinang’ event, participants work together to reach the top of slippery poles where prizes such as bicycles are hung.
3:02 pm August 17, 2014 | 2 Comments
Indonesians across the archipelago celebrated the nation's 69th Independence Day, on Aug. 17, 2014.
12:33 am August 16, 2014 | No Comment
Indians across the nation celebrated their 68th Independence Day, on Aug. 15, 2014. Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke from the ramparts of the 17th-century Red Fort, from where Mughal kings ruled Delhi for two centuries. AFP, EPA & Reuters Photos
3:24 pm August 14, 2014 | No Comment
  Pope Francis arrived in South Korea’s capital Seoul on Aug. 14, 2014, and he will spend five days traveling across the country and meeting some of the country’s 5 million Catholics in the first trip by a pontiff to Asia since 1999. Reuters & AFP Photos
1:41 pm August 13, 2014 | No Comment
  Indonesian villagers gather for the Kasodo ceremony. Tengger Hindus express their gratitude to the gods for a good harvest and fortune that have been bestowed upon them. The peak of Kasodo ceremony was held early in the morning on Aug. 12, 2014 as thousands of Tengger Hindus climbed Mount Bromo and threw their offerings […]
4:00 pm July 25, 2014 | 1 Comment
The reform-minded governor of Jakarta, Joko Widodo — affectionately known as Jokowi — was declared the winner of Indonesia’s presidential election after a tense, closely-fought race against controversial former Army general Prabowo Subianto, who is known for his strong ties to the New Order regime and its strongman, Suharto. (Antara Photo, AFP, EPA & Reuters […]
3:37 pm July 25, 2014 | No Comment
Over 27 million Indonesian will perform the annual tradition of mudik, or going home to celebrate Idul Fitri holiday which marks the end of Islamic fasting month of Ramadan. Mudik is typically extensive and exhaustive, involving long queues, overloaded vehicles and traffic jams. (Antara, AFP & Reuters Photos)
11:42 am July 18, 2014 | 1 Comment
Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200ER with registration 9M-MRD operating as flight MH17 is seen at the G3 gate of Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam, before it took off, heading to Kuala Lumpur, July 17, 2014. The aircraft was brought down over eastern Ukraine on Thursday, killing all 298 people aboard and sharply raising the stakes in a […]
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