Most Shared Stories Tagged: Indonesia

Indonesia reconsiders Suharto

Indonesia's former dictator Suharto is still in critical condition after coming close to dying recently; the 85-year-old Suharto ruled the country for more than three decades and was responsible for many human rights abuses

Music Heard on Air

Tunes spun on The World between our reports for June 10, 2011. Artists featured are: John McCormack, Just A Band, AfroCubism, Pell Mell, Oki Dub Ainu Band, Senge, Oran Etkin.

Global Scan

The conflict over Ukraine now reaches into space

Russia has announced it will stop selling rocket engines to the US, as the tit-for-tit sanctions over Ukraine increase. That will hurt America's ability to loft satellites into orbit and support the International Space Station. Elsewhere, Nigerian vigilante groups form to fight against Boko Haram and a religious ritual in Indonesia involves anonymous sex, in today's Global Scan.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

For today's Geo Quiz, we were searching for the home of Komodo dragons. The answer is Komodo Island in Indonesia. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Paulette Mitchell, a freelance writer and world traveler, who survived a visit to Komodo Island.

Global Politics

Out on patrol with Aceh's Sharia police

In Indonesia the conservative province of Aceh recently passed a law that imposes death by stoning on Muslim adulterers. In some places, women are banned from wearing tight pants. The BBC's Karishma Vaswani recently spent some time with the Sharia police.