Three Muslim men gathered at the home for prayer were injured in the attack, which followed allegations of deviant teachings.
Lax enforcement of a 2008 law enshrining rights for people with disabilities is preventing them from living independently or being welcomed fully into society.
Recent attacks may represent a new pattern of behaviour by insurgents, who formerly shied away from threatening crowded urban areas.
Move over, batik! Other textile traditions are finding a spot on the international stage, thanks to designers who take pride in their national culture(s).
The latest results from the annual Reporters Without Borders survey suggest media in the region still face significant constraints.
Although much of the island is becoming highly commercialised, one community is using ecotourism to get ahead.
Dialogue and calm are being urged in the wake of attacks on churches in the provincial capital of South Sulawesi.
The new legislation will help authorities crack down on those who raise funds for extremist activities.
As Indonesia and other ASEAN nations press ahead with tariff reductions and other measures to boost regional growth and stability, some experts argue local businesses' interest should not be overlooked.
Love of sport and teamwork turns kids of many backgrounds into a close-knit team, in school service project.
The face of politics is changing, thanks to a stronger role for the media – and a new crop of candidates who know how to harness it.
The annual Imlek celebrations were an occasion to promote Indonesia's diverse cultural tapestry.
Food, medical services and security have been halted for victims of sectarian violence who are refusing relocation offers.
Most Indonesian Muslims are moderate. Can they protect pluralism amid rising signs of religious intolerance?
Following a high-profile-drug bust, parents and children's advocates demand entertainers set a better example for the nation's youth.
Starting with cocoa collection, the group improves life in many communities.
Despite some disagreement, most Muslims agree that the Chinese New Year is part of Indonesian culture.
Under pressure from Detachment 88 and lacking local support, militant groups in Central Sulawesi have been moving their operations to another province, police say.
Many seeking work in other countries fall prey to traffickers, and their illegal status makes them vulnerable to exploitation and deportation.
Horrified locals decry the assassination as harmful to Islam, while teachers warn that the ongoing violence is harming students' education.
New lesson plans and youth pledges are among the ways being considered to achieve its goal of eliminating illegal drug use by 2015.
Donations flow in and social media plays a role as Jakartans rally to help flood victims.
A proposed new elementary school education emphasises ethics and religious knowledge. But many parents are nervous it will mean less time spent learning technology and science.
As the faithful gathered to mark Maulid Nabi, religious leaders emphasised the importance of correctly understanding Islamic teachings.