Usman Wazeer wins ABF Welterweight title in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: The first-ever professional boxing show was held at Amir Khan Boxing Academy in Islamabad, featuring top boxers from Afghanistan and Indonesia  Pakistan’s young boxer Usman Wazeer showed exceptional skills as the won the Asian Boxing Federation title. British boxer

Indonesia introduces ‘rice ATMs’ to provide food rations

JAKARTA: Indonesia is rolling out “rice ATMs” in a bid to ensure those worst affected by the coronavirus outbreak can get the foods they need to survive. The vending machines are packed with rations of good-quality rice and operated by

Indonesia lauds Pakistan’s role in facilitating Afghan peace process

DOHA: Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi has appreciated Pakistan’s role in facilitating the Afghan peace process. She was talking to Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi in Doha ahead of the peace signing agreement between the US and the Afghan Taliban.

Nine dead, one missing as bridge collapses in Indonesia

BENGKULU: Nine people drowned and the other was missing on Indonesia’s Sumatra Island after a bridge collapsed, the disaster officials said Monday. About 30 people, almost all were students, in the town of Kaur bridge on Sunday afternoon when the

At least 8 killed, 30 other injured in Indonesia’s bus crash

At least eight people were killed and another 30 were injured when a passenger bus overturned in West Java province of Indonesia (today) Sunday. According to local police, the bus was carrying fifty eight passengers and was travelling to tourist

Indonesia deploys fighter jets in disputed waters with China

JAKARTA: Indonesia on Wednesday has deployed fighter jets and warships to protect islands in the area of the contested South China Sea, escalating tensions with Beijing after a diplomatic spat over Chinese vessels “trespassing.” President Joko Widodo also went to

Indonesian minister suggests ban on ‘niqab’ for security reasons

JAKARTA: Indonesia’s Religious Affairs Minister, Fachrul Razi suggested imposing a ban on niqab in government offices. This suggestion was made for security reasons. According to sources, a discussion took place with Islamic religious leaders where the minister put forward his

Indonesian President Jokowi kicks off new term

JAKARTA: Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo was sworn in for a second term on Sunday, as helicopters flew overhead and troops kept watch in the capital Jakarta — days after militants tried to assassinate his top security minister. Foreign heads of

Civil unrest in Papua kills 26, thousands flee to safety

JAKARTA: At least 26 have died in the latest civil unrest in Indonesia’s Papua region, authorities confirmed on Tuesday. Indonesian authorities have confirmed that at least 26 people have been killed when buildings were set to ablaze by the protestors