Anton Aliabbas, Jakarta – The government recently submitted a draft of a presidential regulation (Perpres) on the involvement of military forces in the country's fight against terroris
Terrorism & Religious Extremism
May 26, 2020
May 23, 2020
Fadli, Batam – The National Police's Densus 88 counterterrorism squad arrested a 16-year-old boy in his house in Merapi Subur housing complex in Batam, Riau Islands on Wednesday evenin
May 13, 2020
Ghina Ghaliya, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has proposed involving military forces to strengthen Indonesia's fight against terrorism through a presidential regulation (Perp
May 10, 2020
Jakarta – The Civil Society Coalition has expressed its opposition to a draft presidential regulation (Perpres) on the Indonesian Military's Role in Handling Terrorism being deliberate
May 4, 2020
Ulta Levenia and Alban Sciascia – Since the beginning of 2020, 57 individuals suspected to be members of terrorist groups have been arrested by the Indonesian National Police.
May 2, 2020
Jakarta – In its latest leadership reshuffle, the National Police on Friday named two police generals as leaders of antiterrorism bodies.
May 1, 2020
With global attention fixated on the coronavirus pandemic, the small Central Sulawesi city of Poso and its surrounding mountains have seen a concerning mini-resurgence in jihadi activi
April 12, 2020
Jakarta – The Witness and Victim Protection Agency (LPSK) has requested Rp 65 million (US$4,113) in financial compensation for former coordinating political, legal and security affairs
April 3, 2020
Wahyudi Soeriaatmadja, Jakarta – Radical cleric Abu Bakar Bashir has asked the Indonesian government to grant him early release along with other prisoners to prevent a possible coronav
March 26, 2020
Jakarta – The National Police have arrested four individuals allegedly affiliated with the Islamic State-linked Jamaah Ansharut Daulah (JAD) terror network in Batang regency, Central J
March 19, 2020
Jakarta – The suspected leader of Indonesia's al-Qaeda-linked Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) network has gone on trial on charges of terrorism that could result in a death sentence.
March 17, 2020
V Arianti and Muh Taufiqurrohman – The Indonesian government has arrested more than 1100 suspected terrorists since 2015, with still more killed in counter-terrorism operations or duri
March 1, 2020
Gemma Holliani Cahya, Jakarta – A new report from the Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict (IPAC) found that Islamic State (IS) supporters who were deported while trying to join t
February 29, 2020
Rikar Hussein, Ghita Intan, Washington/Jakarta – A recent decision by the government in Jakarta not to repatriate hundreds of its citizens suspected of membership in the Islamic State
February 20, 2020
Jakarta – The Central Java administration is currently assisting 127 former terror convicts in a community reintegration program, head of the Central Java National and Political Unity
February 19, 2020
Erin Cook – Earlier this month, Indonesia confirmed that it would adopt a policy of not seeking repatriation for Indonesian nationals that were suspected of links with the Islamic Stat
February 12, 2020
Beritasatu, Bogor – The Indonesian government said on Tuesday they will not facilitate the return of nearly 700 militants who have joined the Islamic State in other countries, despite
February 8, 2020
Gemma Holliani Cahya, Jakarta – An East Jakarta court ordered the government on Wednesday to grant financial compensation to victims of a bomb attack that occurred in a residential are
February 7, 2020
Beritasatu, Jakarta – More Indonesian top politicians have voiced opposition to the proposed repatriation of hundreds of former Islamic State fighters now living in foreign countries.
January 28, 2020
James Massola, Jakarta – A group dedicated to building a memorial to victims of the Bali bombings has been told a promised $4.5 million in funding from the Australian government will b
January 21, 2020
Diana Mariska, Jakarta – The government says it is trying to find a way to bring home 660 Indonesian foreign terrorist fighters now stranded in several overseas countries including Syr
James Massola and Amilia Rosa, Jakarta – Bali bombing survivors say they are devastated by delays to the establishment of a memorial "peace park" after landowners in Bali moved to doub
January 11, 2020
Jakarta – A bomb hidden inside a bag exploded in front of a house in Padang village of Seluma regency in Bengkulu on Saturday morning, injuring the house owner.
January 10, 2020
Diana Mariska, Jakarta – Indonesia and Japan have agreed to pave a way for cooperation in counter-terrorism and deradicalization, Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Securit
Jakarta – Coordinating Political, Legal and Security Affairs Minister Mahfud MD has said that over 6,000 Indonesian citizens have been identified as foreign terrorist fighters (FTFs).