HEADLINES

March 23, 2007

Multibillion-Dollar Energy Contracts Awarded

JAKARTA ~ The central government has awarded 37 energy contracts worth billions of dollars in total, reports said. The contracts – Read More...
March 16, 2007

For Bali’s Buddhists, Room to Grow

KUTA ~ Bali’s tiny Buddhist community is neglected in terms of education for the young, though followers say they are – Read More...
March 16, 2007

On Assignment in Iraq, for a Month of Mayhem

BAGHDAD ~ Arriving back in Baghdad in many ways feels like returning to a second home. Which I’m not sure – Read More...
March 16, 2007

As Island Shuts Down for Nyepi, TV Stays on

DENPASAR ~ Eleven national television stations and 42 local radio stations have been asked not to broadcast in Bali during – Read More...
March 16, 2007

Govt May Close Airlines after Garuda Disaster

JAKARTA ~ The country’s new air transport chief is to step up the monitoring of airlines and could shut some – Read More...
March 9, 2007

Bali Gains with over 35% Increase in Visitors

Vacationers Largely Unfazed by String of Disasters SEMINYAK ~ Foreign tourist arrivals to Bali were up more than 35 percent – Read More...
March 9, 2007

Probe into Garuda Crash Gets Underway

YOGYAKARTA, Central Java ~ Investigators were combings through the burned-out skeleton of a Garuda Indonesia airliner on Thursday to find – Read More...
March 9, 2007

Fears of Crowding, Pollution in Clean, Green Singapore

SINGAPORE ~ Singapore’s planning for a long-term population of 6.5 million, up nearly 50 percent from the current level, has – Read More...
March 9, 2007

Sumatra Residents, Used to Quakes, Stunned by Power of New Temblor

SOLOK, West Sumatra ~ Relief operations swung into gear on Wednesday, a day after a powerful quake rocked western Sumatra – Read More...
March 2, 2007

In Days of Yore, People Were Sacrificed in Bali, Too

SEMINYAK/DENPASAR ~ People were sacrificed as part of elaborate cremation ceremonies in Bali as recently as the turn of the – Read More...