The Decline of the Men of the Forest

Frontier | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK

Orangutans are highly intelligent animals. They are extremely similar to humans, given that they're able to use advanced cognitive skills, and in fact they share 96.4% of our genetic make-up. It is no surprise then that the word 'Orangutan' translates from the Malay language as 'Man of the forest'.

Everyone Wants To Save The Rainforest - On Paper

John Sauven | Posted 21.08.2015 | UK
John Sauven

Of course we need a strong commitment to forest protection and restoration to come out of the Climate Summit in Paris. But we must have action as well.

Wreckage Of Missing Indonesian Plane Found

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Jack Sommers | Posted 16.08.2015 | UK

The wreckage of an Indonesian plane has been found in the Papua district of Oktabe, officials have said. The Trigana Air plane, carrying 54 people,...

Indonesian Plane Disappears With 54 People Aboard

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Jack Sommers | Posted 16.08.2015 | UK

UPDATE: Officials say wreckage of plane has been found A plane has disappeared carrying 54 people after it flew into bad weather and lost contac...

Octopus Carries Coconut Across Ocean Floor, Like A Boss

Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK

An industrious octopus has been caught on video appearing to carry two halves of a coconut across the ocean floor. The medium-sized species was fi...

Prohibit Globally, Execute Locally: International Drug Laws Made Manifest in Local Executions

Kasia Malinowska-Sempruch | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK
Kasia Malinowska-Sempruch

In the first months of 2015 Indonesia executed 14 people for non-violent, drug related offences. It's a mistake to view Indonesia's executions as the isolated actions of a president eager to solidify his position. These are part of a half-a-century-old international drug regime determined to crush anyone and everyone associated in any way with illicit drugs.

Rohingyas in Indonesia: Stories from the Ground

Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat

The international community must realise that the only solution to end the suffering of the Rohingyas lies with the Myanmar government. We must pressure them to end the atrocities that they are committing towards these people. The Rohingya minority must be allowed to return to their country and live peacefully in the place that they call home.

Rohingya Muslim Minority: The World's Most Unwanted People

Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat

It is difficult to see when all of this going to end, but one thing needs to be made clear: If we remain silent, all of us will eventually have to pay a heavy price.

Rohingya Refugee Crisis Is a Policy Success for President Thein Sein

Mark Farmaner | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK
Mark Farmaner

The simple truth is that the government of Burma has a policy of trying to drive the Rohingya out of the country. Boat loads of trafficked Rohingya heading for other countries are exactly what they want to see. For President Thein Sein, this is a policy success.

British Grandmother Has Just One Last Hope To Avoid Indonesian Firing Squad

The Huffington Post UK/ PA | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 15.05.2015 | UK

A British grandmother due to be executed by firing squad in Indonesia has just six months to lodge an appeal, which experts say is her “last hope”...

Indonesia Is 'Humiliating' Female Army Recruits With Virginity Tests

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 16.05.2015 | UK

International pressure group Human Rights Watch have condemned the Indonesian military's "virginity testing" of female army recruits. The "humiliat...

The Firing Squad in Indonesia

Jonathan Arnott | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Politics
Jonathan Arnott

I went to the European Parliament chamber last week for a 'debate' about the death penalty in Indonesia following executions of Australians for drugs smuggling. A woman from my European Parliamentary constituency, Lindsay Sandiford, is on death row in Indonesia facing charges. Naturally, I wished to contribute to the debate...

Here's The Woman Who Saved Bali Nine Mother From Firing Squad

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 30.04.2015 | UK

The woman whose confession saved a Filipino mother-of-two from the firing squad just hours before her life was to be ended, along with the Bali Nine m...

'Am I Being Executed?' Heartbreaking Question Of Schizophrenic Executed With Bali Nine Duo

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 30.04.2015 | UK

A Brazilian man executed along with the Bali Nine masterminds had no idea he was about to be killed, despite a priest spending three days preparing hi...

Gloucester Gran Facing Firing Squad 'Deeply Saddened' By Bali Nine Executions

Huffington Post UK/PA | Steven Hopkins | Posted 29.04.2015 | UK

Lindsay Sandiford, the British grandmother on death row in Indonesia, is "deeply saddened" by the "senseless, brutal deaths" of the Bali Nine duo who ...

Bali 9's Last Moments Revealed As KFC Supper And Round Of Amazing Grace

Huffington Post UK/AP | Steven Hopkins | Posted 29.04.2015 | UK

The eight prisoners executed last night in Indonesia bravely refused blindfolds and sang Amazing Grace and Bless The Lord O My Soul, before their sing...

This 'Sexist' Washing Label Will Make Your Blood Boil

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A sportswear company has come under fire after printing a "sexist" message on its clothing labels. Indonesian clothing company, Salvo Sports - who ...

Clothing Company Gives Pretty Awful Defence Of Sexist Football Shirt

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 08.03.2015 | UK

An Indonesian sports company that printed washing clothes was a woman's job in a football shirt has made a bizarre attempt to defend itself. In the...

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

Damon Barrett | Posted 27.04.2015 | 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 04.04.2015 | 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...