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Indonesia under fire for smog haze

Forests deliberately set alight for agriculture have caused pollution beyond state’s borders, which has now reached dangerous levels

Court to rule on Bali bomb suspect

An Indonesian court is expected to issue a verdict today in the case of a terror suspect accused of helping to build the car bomb used in the 2002 Bali nightclub attacks.

Lady Gaga gagged as Indonesia cancels gig

Police have refused a permit for Lady Gaga to perform in the Indonesian capital next month, bowing to pressure from Islamic groups who voiced strong objections to her "vulgar" style.

'Demolition Man' appears in court a decade after Bali bombings

Indonesian police called Umar Patek "Demolition Man", such was his alleged bomb-making expertise. Yesterday Mr Patek went on trial charged with a string of terrorism-related offences, including assembling the explosives used to blow up two Bali nightclubs in 2002.

Prince Andrew tries to keep his nose clean in Indonesia

Prince Andrew has quietly resumed his role as UK trade ambassador, in his first official trip abroad following the furore surrounding his contact with foreign dictators. The Prince arrived in Indonesia yesterday to promote British business interests there. The visit received no publicity in the UK, but was reported on the website of the British embassy in Jakarta.

'Little Barry' returns to his boyhood home

After twice postponing a visit because of domestic crises, Barack Obama finally returned to his boyhood home of Indonesia yesterday. But he was set to spend less than 24 hours in the world's most populous Muslim nation and the excitement once generated by his return has largely dissipated.

Traveller's Guide: Bali

Beautiful beaches, exquisite temples, great food, tropical scenery and mighty volcanoes – this Indonesian island has it all, says Iain Stewart

Abdurrahman Wahid: Islamic cleric who as president of Indonesia

Abdurrahman Wahid, Indonesia's first democratically elected president, was, by any conventional yardstick, a hopeless politician. Yet he was one of the country's most treasured public figures thanks to his wit, humanism and tolerance, and his death at 69 sparked a genuine outpouring of national mourning.

Rivals of the East: Battle for batik

The long-term 'friendly enemies', neighbours Malaysia and Indonesia, clash yet again – this time over the right to claim ownership of the elegantly printed silk and cotton textiles

The untold story of Obama's mother

The President's formative years are well documented, but only now are his mother's exploits in Indonesia coming to light, reports Judith Kampfner

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