Tension in the South China Sea: Indonesia deployed fighter jets

Asia & Pacific 01/08/20, 09:51

Late Tuesday, Jan. 7, the Indonesian air force deployed four fighter jets into the South China Sea in a confrontation with the Chinese regime after Indonesia's capital, Jakarta, protested a violation of its exclusive economic zone, The Sidney Morning Herald reported. The confrontation began in mid-December when a Chinese coast guard ...

CEO: Boeing made mistake in handling warning-system problem

Europe 06/16/19, 15:36

The chief executive of Boeing said the company made a "mistake" in handling a problematic cockpit warning system in its 737 Max jets before two crashes killed 346 people, and he promised transparency as the aircraft maker works to get the grounded plane back in flight. Speaking before the industry-wide Paris ...

Ethiopian pilot pleaded for training weeks before Max crash

Business 05/29/19, 14:57

Just days after a Lion Air Boeing 737 Max nosedived in Indonesia and killed all 189 people aboard, an Ethiopian Airlines pilot began pleading with his bosses for more training on the Max, warning that crews could easily be overwhelmed in a crisis and that one of their planes could ...

Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

Asia & Pacific 05/24/19, 01:33

A Nepalese woman lights a butter lamp during Buddha Jayanti, also known as Vesak, a festival marking the birthday, enlightenment and death of Gautama Buddha. In other images from the Asia-Pacific region this week, a police officer in Jakarta, Indonesia, fires his tear gas launcher at supporters of a losing presidential ...

Defeated Indonesia candidate to challenge vote at top court

Asia & Pacific 05/22/19, 23:04

The defeated candidate in Indonesia's presidential election is expected to file a court challenge to the result as calm returned to the capital Jakarta following a 24-hour spasm of apparently orchestrated violence.The campaign team of former general Prabowo Subianto has said it will file a challenge to the Constitutional Court ...

Update: Social media blocked due to Indonesia protests

Asia & Pacific 05/22/19, 01:55

The Latest on post-election protests in Indonesia (all times local):1:30 p.m.Indonesia's top security minister says authorities will block access to social media in certain areas amid violent protests in the capital Jakarta by supporters of the losing presidential candidate.A protester shouts slogans as he is seen through the shield of ...

Protesters clash with Indonesian police after election loss

Asia & Pacific 05/21/19, 21:38

Supporters of an unsuccessful presidential candidate clashed with security forces and set fire to a police dormitory and vehicles in the Indonesian capital on Wednesday after the release of official election results.The situation turned violent late Tuesday when protesters tried to force their way into the offices of the election ...

Official count shows Widodo reelected as Indonesian leader

Asia & Pacific 05/20/19, 20:42

The official count from last month's Indonesian presidential election shows President Joko Widodo won 55.5% of the vote, the Election Commission said Tuesday, securing him a second term.The formal result from the April 17 election was almost the same as the preliminary "quick count" results drawn from a sample of ...

Boeing finishes software update for grounded airliner

Business 05/16/19, 16:47

Boeing says it has finished with its updates to the flight-control software implicated in two deadly crashes involving its 737 Max, moving a step closer to getting the plane back in the sky.Aviation regulators still have more questions about how pilots interact with the plane's controls under different circumstances, and ...

N. Korean cargo ship seized by US arrives in American Samoa

U.S. 05/11/19, 22:18

A North Korean cargo ship seized by the U.S. because of suspicion it was used to violate international sanctions arrived Saturday at the capital of this American territory.The Wise Honest was slowly towed to the port of Pago Pago during a cloudy Saturday morning and docked at the main docking ...

Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

Asia & Pacific 05/10/19, 03:08

Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw She Oo walk out of Myanmar prison after 511 days in detention on charges of illegally possessing official documents for a story they wrote about a massacre of Rohingya Muslims by government forces. In other images from the Asia-Pacific region this week, Kashmiri Muslims offer ...

US seizes North Korean cargo ship for violating sanctions

Asia & Pacific 05/09/19, 12:07

The Trump administration has seized a North Korean cargo ship used to supply coal to the isolated nation in violation of international sanctions, law enforcement officials said Thursday. The seizure of the vessel, detained last month in Indonesia, comes at a delicate moment between the two countries. It was announced hours ...

Boeing 737 Max 8 woes crimp Asian airlines’ growth plans

World 05/06/19, 22:55

Asian airlines are cutting routes, revamping their schedules and leasing extra aircraft to fill gaps left by the grounding of Boeing 737 Max 8s after deadly crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia killed 346 people.So far, regional carriers have managed to avoid major disruptions, but analysts expect that idling the Max ...

Australian DJ known as Adam Sky dies on Bali island

Entertainment 05/06/19, 10:54

An Australian DJ popular on the Asian club circuit was found dead after suffering massive bleeding from an injury at a resort complex on the Indonesian island of Bali, police said Monday.Adam Neat's official social media pages carried a statement confirming his death, saying he died while trying to help ...

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