Chris Barrett, Singapore – Australia's plan to arm itself with a fleet of nuclear-propelled submarines to combat the rising threat of China has been met with alarm by near neighbour Ind
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September 17, 2021
September 16, 2021
Adam Leong Kok Wey – On August 31, Malaysia celebrated its 64th Hari Merdeka (Independence Day), albeit in muted form due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions.
September 15, 2021
Jakarta – Indonesia's exports hit a record high of US$21.42 billion in August, boosted by surging commodity shipments, helping Southeast Asia's biggest economy post its largest ever mon
September 10, 2021
Sebastian Strangio – Indonesia and Australia have taken an important step toward the deepening of their bilateral security relations, signing new agreements on counterterrorism, defense
September 9, 2021
Australia's Foreign Minister Marise Payne and Australian Defense Minister Peter Dutton are attending the seventh Indonesia-Australia Foreign and Defense Ministers 2+2 dialog in Jakarta
September 6, 2021
Whisnu Bagus Prasetyo, Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – The framework of the local currency settlement, or LCS, between Indonesia and China officially came into effect, thus increasing the
September 2, 2021
Yuji Mizuno and Fachri Aidulsyah – Since its shocking takeover of Afghanistan's capital city of Kabul last month, the Taliban, now the de facto Afghan government, has repeatedly
August 27, 2021
Joao da Cruz Cardoso – On June 18 of this year, Timor-Leste abstained from a resolution in the United Nations General Assembly condemning the military regime in Myanmar.
August 23, 2021
Donald Greenlees – A persistent question lurking in the background of Australia's alliance with the US has always been whether our powerful ally would come to our aid in a time of milit
August 22, 2021
Jakarta – Indonesia has moved its Afghanistan diplomatic mission from Kabul to Pakistan, Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi said on Saturday, after its air force evacuated dozens in the
August 20, 2021
Jakarta – Indonesia has evacuated its 26 nationals including embassy staff from Kabul amid chaotic situation and political uncertainties after the Taliban return to power in Afghanistan
August 16, 2021
Heru Andriyanto, Jakarta – The Indonesian Foreign Affairs Ministry is preparing evacuation of its embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, as Taliban looks set to overtake power, but it will reta
August 4, 2021
Doyinsola Oladipo and David Brunnstrom, Washington – US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Tuesday (Wednesday AEST) he was launching a "strategic dialogue" between the United Sta
July 30, 2021
Hanoi – The 11th meeting of the ASEAN Coordinating Council Working Group on Timor-Leste's Application for ASEAN Membership was held on July 29 via teleconference.
Benjamin Brimelow – Tensions continue to rise in the Indo-Pacific, where China's economic growth and military modernization have drawn the attention and concern of politicians and defen
July 29, 2021
Luke Hunt – Timor-Leste is emerging as an unlikely regional diplomatic player amid a renewed push to gain membership of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) when Cambodia
July 26, 2021
Dzulfiqar Fathur Rahman, Jakarta – The government has delayed plans to establish a travel corridor with Singapore after Indonesia extended its multi-tiered public mobility restrictions
July 23, 2021
Jakarta – In her annual statement in January, Foreign Minister Retno L P Marsudi said Indonesia would focus on "health security diplomacy".
Jakarta (Antara) – Indonesia is temporarily pulling its diplomats out of North Korea in response to the latter's coronavirus lockdown, the Foreign Affairs Ministry announced.
July 22, 2021
Jakarta – The UK has recently opened an eight-week public consultation on the new trading rules which will reduce and simplify tariffs for low and lower-middle income countries, includi
June 28, 2021
Ben Bland – When then Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono addressed the Australian parliament in 2010, he argued that the bilateral relationship faced four major challenges: i
June 22, 2021
Jakarta – Indonesia was recently elected as a member of the Food and Agriculture Organization Council for the 2021-2024 term.
Bernadette Christina, Jakarta – Indonesia's decision to change the levy structure for palm oil exports is expected to improve profit margin for exporters, Indonesia Palm Oil Association
June 19, 2021
Ronna Nirmala and Tria Dianti (BenarNews) – Ties are growing between Indonesia and China on the back of increasing investment and trade, but analysts say these will not develop further
June 18, 2021
Heru Andriyanto, Jakarta – Market restrictions in the European Union continue to become the main hurdle for Indonesian palm oil exports for the last three years despite ongoing negotiat