The Indonesian plantation companies that grow the trees that become printer paper and tissue used in offices and homes from Asia to the U.S. have been accused of stealing village lands, clearing virgin forests and starting devastating fires in 2015 that hastened 100,000 deaths in Southeast Asia from air pollution.
When an enormous volcano belches ash and the people who live around it flee, you get out too, right?
Thailand’s military government has emerged from the year of official mourning for King Bhumibol Adulyadej with a firm grip on power and in no apparent rush to hold elections it has repeatedly delayed during the four years since its coup.
Bali’s gently lowing cows, prized for their hardiness and doe-like temperament, won’t become victims of the tropical island’s menacing Mount Agung volcano if villager Wayan Sudarma has any say in it.
Experts say a suddenly active volcano on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali is more likely to erupt than not.
Indonesia’s president has signed a decree giving the government the power to ban radical organizations in a move aimed at outlawing pro-caliphate groups such as Hizbut Tahir.