JAKARTA, 21st May, 2022 (WAM/ANTARA) -- Indonesia is planning to develop clean energy power plants to generate 587 gigawatts (GW) of power by 2060 as a form of the government's and stakeholders' commitment to reach the domestic carbon neutrality target.
"All electricity will be produced by renewable power
U.S. President Joe Biden on Monday will unveil his administration's long-awaited Indo-Pacific Economic Framework, seen as a key step in the U.S. effort to reengage with Asian nations on trade more than five years after withdrawing from a comprehensive trade pact in the region.
Observers can expect to see a statement of broad principles laid out under four distinct pillars: fair and resilient trade; supply chain r
DHAKA -- Bangladeshi National Film Award winning actress Bidya Sinha Saha Mim has been appointed as the newest National Ambassador for the UN agency for children in Bangladesh.
The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) in a program in Dhaka Thursday made the announcement, saying Mim joins prominent personalities around the world who use their voice and prominence to advocate for the rights of children. (Bangla
JAKARTA, May 20 (Xinhua) -- Nobel Peace Prize laureate Jose Ramos-Horta was inaugurated and sworn in early Friday morning as the president of Timor Leste for the period of 2022 to 2027, making it the second time for him to lead Southeast Asia's youngest nation.
Ramos-Horta, 72, is also known as one of Timor Leste's founding fathers. His inauguration came on the celebration of Timor Leste's Independence Day, whic
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Indonesia's export ban on palm oil products will be lifted on May 23.
JAKARTA, May 20 (Xinhua) -- Indonesia will lift an export ban on crude palm oil, cooking oil, refined, bleached and deodorized (RBD) palm oil,
TOKYO -- Japan's Air Self-Defense Force (ASDF) carried out a drill in the western city of Osaka for deploying ground-based PAC-3 interceptor missiles, local media said on Thursday.
According to Japan's public broadcaster NHK, the training exercise which deployed the anti-missile batteries was conducted in the Maishima seaside area. (Japan-ASDF-Anti Missile Drill)
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HANOI, May 19 (Xinhua) -- Vietnam, host of the ongoing 31st Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games), will face Thailand in the event's men's soccer final.
The Vietnam national under-23 soccer team defeated Malaysia 1-0 at Viet Tri Stadium in the northern Phu Tho Province on Thursday night, while Thailand beat Indonesia 1-0 in the other semifinal at Thien Truong Stadium in the northern Nam Dinh Province on the same day
JAKARTA, May 19 (Xinhua) -- Indonesia recorded foreign debt of 411.5 billion U.S. dollars in the first quarter this year, down from 415.7 billion dollars in the previous quarter, Bank Indonesia said on Thursday.
Erwin Haryono, head of the Communications Department of the country's central bank, said this number decreased by 1.1 percent year on year, deeper than the contraction in the previous quarter which was o
JAKARTA, May 19 (Xinhua) -- Indonesia will lift an export ban on crude palm oil, cooking oil, refined, bleached and deodorized (RBD) palm oil, and RBD palm olein starting May 23, as the country has brought domestic cooking oil prices and supply under control.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo said at a virtual press briefing on Thursday that the cooking oil supply in the local market has reached 211,000 tons, far
SUMATRA, 19th May, 2022 (WAM) -- Earthquake of magnitude 6.1 struck southwest of Sumatra in Indonesia in wee hours of Tuesday, Reuters quoted European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre as saying on Thursday.
The quake was at a depth of 40 km (24.85 miles), EMSC said.
WHITE HOUSE - U.S. President Joe Biden travels Thursday to South Korea and Japan - his first trip to Asia since taking office - following his summit with Southeast Asian leaders at the White House last week.
In Seoul, Biden will meet newly inaugurated South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol, against the backdrop of North Korea's ballistic missile tests and coronavirus outbreak.
In Tokyo, Biden will participate
JAKARTA, Indonesia: A new poll released this week indicated that Indonesian President Joko Widodo's approval rating has hit a six-year low, amidst dissatisfaction over soaring cooking oil prices and the perceived failure of an export ban to swiftly reduce the rising cost of goods.
The figures from the survey released by pollster Indikator Politik Indonesia and conducted from 5th to 10th May, showed that this May