Nic Robertson explains why Saudi Arabia is planning a city exclusively for working women. Saudi Arabia plans to build a women-only industrial city in its eastern province of Hofuf, apparently the first of such enclaves creating jobs for women in sectors like textiles, pharmaceuticals and food processing. In such cities, firms and production lines will only […]
The Raja Ampat islands are so remote that most Indonesians have never even heard of them. Excursions to this corner of the archipelago in eastern Indonesia, off the coast of Papua in Cendrawasih Bay, require at least seven to 10 days, but few visitors ever regret making the journey for this is the country’s largest national marine park and offers a range of marine life believed to be the most diverse on the planet.
Every child is a gift, as the saying goes. But in a case that has stoked outrage on two continents, a Dutch diplomat posted in Hong Kong has been accused of returning his eight-year-old adopted daughter like an unwanted Christmas necktie
Rising alarm at the spread of radiation throughout Japan’s water supply has not deterred one of its major trading partners from going ahead with its nuclear ambitions. Indonesia’s National Nuclear Energy Agency, also known as Batan, announced on Monday that it had narrowed down the list of bidders for a feasibility study it plans to conduct for two nuclear reactors.
An earthquake struck near the north coast of Papua, Indonesia, Friday night, but no tsunami warning was issued, the head of nation’s meteorological agency said.
As many as 4,000 people could be buried under the rubble in the aftermath of the devastating earthquakes in Indonesia, United Nations officials said Saturday. Local disaster management officials put the death toll from the quakes at 535.
Another earthquake struck near the Samoan islands, an area already devastated by earthquake and tsunami damage.
An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.6 struck Indonesia on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
A baby made his way into the world this week in Indonesia at 19.2 pounds (8.7 kg) — about three times the weight of an average newborn. Muhammad Akbar Risuddin, born Monday, is thought to be the heaviest baby born to date in Indonesia
A strong earthquake struck off the coast of Indonesia’s Java island late Monday, less than a week after a major temblor shook the island, killing at least 65 people.