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Indonesia begins countdown to 2018 Asian Games

JAKARTA: Indonesia on Friday launched the one-year countdown to hosting the 2018 Asian Games with fireworks and a traditional dance as it sought to display to the region it was up to hosting the tournament. Thousands of people packed…

Obama visits childhood home Jakarta

BOGOR: Former US president Barack Obama arrived on Friday in his former childhood home Jakarta, where he met Indonesia's president at the end of a ten-day family holiday. Indonesia's President Joko Widodo met with Obama at the…

Obama kicks off tropical holiday in Indonesia

JAKARTA: Barack Obama kicked off a 10-day family holiday in Indonesia that will take in Bali and Jakarta, the city where he spent part of his childhood, officials said on Saturday. The casually dressed former president arrived in the…