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Indonesia's Executions: Drugs Diplomacy in a Diplomatic Crisis?

Damon Barrett | Posted 26.02.2015 | UK Politics
Damon Barrett

The ambassador of Indonesia will make his allotted intervention at the beginning of the Commission meeting with the usual self-congratulatory script that most governments will follow. So it always proceeds. But it will be all the more difficult to stomach this year. It takes just one representative to stand up and walk out to make a diplomatic statement far greater than any consensus resolution.

Nigeria 2015 - Valentine's Day Blues

Kanmi Iyanda | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK Politics
Kanmi Iyanda

And so on the very day the rest of the world will be celebrating love, some bright sparks in Nigeria decided it was the perfect day for the country's two main political tribes to go to war. Surprised? Well, not really, I guess. We are Nigerians after all and everything we do must have our stamp of uniqueness and creativity.

Indonesian Muslim Women Are Using Selfies To Fight Oppression

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 29.01.2015 | UK

Indonesian women have been posting streams of selfies in definace of a fatwa by prominent Muslim author Felix Siauw. Nemu foto selfie hijaber commu...

Eerie Pictures Give First Underwater Glimpse Of AirAsia Plane Debris

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Jessica Elgot | Posted 08.01.2015 | UK

Divers and an unmanned underwater vehicle on Wednesday spotted the tail of the AirAsia plane that crashed into the Java Sea, the first confirmed sight...

Did AirAsia Plane Manage To Land Safely At First?

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Jack Sommers | Posted 02.01.2015 | UK

The pilot of the missing AirAsia flight may have managed to avoid a serious crash, making a successful emergency water landing in the sea, only for th...

Families Horror As Air Asia Plane Crash Victims Bodies Recovered From Sea, Shown On TV

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 30.12.2014 | UK

Horrific images of bodies being recovered by Indonesian officials from the AirAsia flight that disappeared two days earlier, have been broadcast live ...

Search For Missing Plane Suspended

PA | Posted 28.12.2014 | UK

Search and rescue crews looking for passengers - including a Briton - on board missing AirAsia flight QZ8501 have suspended air operations due to poor...

Flight Carrying 162 People Vanishes

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Jack Sommers | Posted 28.12.2014 | UK

UPDATE: The search for the missing plane has ben suspended. More details here. A flight carrying 162 people, including a British national, has gone...

Boris Mulls 'Car-Free' Sundays In London

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK

Boris Johnson has said he would seriously consider making central London 'car-free' for certain Sundays, after being impressed with the scheme in Jaka...

Fears For Death Row Grandmother As New President Vows Faster Executions

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK

British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford may have lost one of her last chances to avoid the firing squad, as the new President of Indonesia is said to ha...

Indonesian Female Police Recruits Forced To Endure Humiliating & Painful 'Virginity Tests'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 20.11.2014 | UK

Female police recruits in Indonesia are being subjected to humiliating virginity tests, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Tuesday. The agency’s f...

Como Shambhala Estate, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

The Spa Spy | Posted 16.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
The Spa Spy

Overlooking the terraced forests in the cooler central region of Ubud in Bali, Como Shambhala Estate sits within one of the most serene locations I have ever experienced. With forest noises ranging from an evening frog chorus from the lily ponds to the robust chattering of the larger variety of gecko...

Beginning at Bali...

Noelle Reno | Posted 23.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Noelle Reno

We visited over the Christmas/New Year's holiday. Four days of torrential rain storms greeted us. My boyfriend hadn't been on a beach holiday in years, later asking me if I checked the weather report before booking the trip (oops, hello monsoon season). Luckily the rain lifted on day 5 and the next week was blissfully sunny.

Eight Amazing Places in Asia You Have to Visit

Tom McLoughlin | Posted 15.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tom McLoughlin

Asia offers an astounding variety of travel destinations. There are so many, in fact, that it can be difficult to decide where to go first and which to miss because of time constraints. The reality is that it's impossible to cover them all in one trip unless you're lucky enough to have plenty of time and money to spare.

Financial Inclusion - Why We Should Care

John Calverley | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK
John Calverley

Financial inclusion has become a buzzword for governments intent on tackling poverty and inequality among their citizens. India's Prime Minister Modi just announced that he wants to end 'financial untouchability' with an ambitious target to provide most households with a bank account in a matter of months.

Heroes or Villains?: Comics as Extremist Propaganda

Tanya Silverman | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK
Tanya Silverman

n the battle of good vs evil there needs to be balance. For every extremist-made comic there should be one purporting an adventurous alternative. Dilbert's gags about expense reports just won't cut it.

Why the Scots Would Be Mad to Vote for Independence (Not That I Care)

Hugh Salmon | Posted 09.11.2014 | UK Politics
Hugh Salmon

So, next week the Scots will decide if they want to be independent. Let me start by declaring a lack of interest in this issue. A complete lack of interest. I think may be one-eighth Scottish but I really don't care if I have Scottish blood coursing through my veins. It hasn't affected my life either way.

This Tsunami Victim Was Presumed Dead 10 Years Ago. Then This Happened..

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.08.2014 | UK

Raudhatul Jannah was just four when she and her brother were swept away by the devastating tsunami that killed hundreds of thousands of people in 2004...

Indonesia Is at a Crossroads - Its Future as a Pluralistic Democracy Hangs in the Balance

Benedict Rogers | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK
Benedict Rogers

It is not for me, as a foreigner, to tell Indonesians how to vote on 9 July. The choice of President is one for the people of Indonesia to make. But, if I were an Indonesian, it's clear where my sympathies would lie...

Why Investing in Malaria Control Matters for the Muslim World

Hervé Verhoosel | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK
Hervé Verhoosel

The small bite of an infected mosquito caused an estimated 207 million cases of malaria in largely developing countries around the world each year. Almost half of these cases occur in predominantly Muslim countries belonging to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)...

Drugs Mule Grandmother On Death Row In Bali Has 'One Last Chance'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.06.2014 | UK

A woman on death row in Indonesia with "one last chance" of challenging her sentence is appealing to the UK's highest court over the lawfulness of a G...

'Fast Food' Is Not a Dirty Word

Olly Hunter | Posted 02.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Olly Hunter

Food culture is one part of travelling the world that is impossible to avoid no matter how many Western burger joints continue to spring up throughout the developing world. An eating culture is what affects attitudes towards food, social interaction and health that bears a great importance in influencing eating habits.

These 'Humbling' Pictures Show The Power Of Indonesia's 'Mountain of Spirits'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.05.2014 | UK

This is the incredible and "humbling" moment a massive plume of ash spewed an estimated 12 miles into the sky as a volcano erupted in Indonesia. Hu...

WATCH: Footballer Akli Fairuz Dies After Horror Tackle (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.05.2014 | UK Sport

Indonesian footballer Akli Fairuz has died following a horrific tackle from goalkeeper Agus Rahman. 23 Years, But 21 Album Appearances: Giggs' Unit...

Grief-Stricken Macaque Monkey Cradles Dead Baby (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 12.05.2014 | UK

These heart-breaking images show a mother macaque monkey tenderly holding her dead baby in her arms. Wildlife photographer Andrew Walmsley capture...