The ongoing construction and expansion in Mecca's Grand Mosque has affected the number of Muslims across the world including Indonesia who are aspiring to perform Hajj this year. But Saudi officials insist the reductions are only temporary.
Residents say they are concerned that radical fundamentalists may be trying to regroup in the area.
Fed up with near-daily violence, local civilians and peace activists came out to demand that militants lay down their arms.
Indonesia has sent more consular staff to Saudi Arabia to assist expatriates who are scrambling to comply with an immigration deadline.
Opportunities abound but worker skills are lagging behind, according to officials.
The Bali Arts Festival – a month of back-to-back performances and exhibits -- sends a message of peace, harmony and tolerance to the world, proud leaders say.
Solo residents march on Isra Wal Mi'iraj to preserve Islamic culture and ponder its true teachings.
The government is paying for child workers to return to school, but the problem is widespread and it could take years before the curse could be finally vanquished.
Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra's recent South Asia tour signals the kingdom's intention to deepen economic and commercial ties with the region.
Rising demand for an education that combines religious teachings with solid academic skills has given rise to Islamic early-development centres.
Activists say they are not against Sharia Law but question the way it is being implemented.
Traditional Indonesian puppetry brings alive timeless stories, with plenty of lessons for contemporary life.
Four months after the violence in Sabah, migrant workers are slowly returning, and suspects are being brought to justice.
Followers of the jailed extremist are angry about his imprisonment and out to stage new attacks, experts say. A suicide bombing last week is being linked to the group.
The government is sending preachers to Thailand and providing scholarships for Thai Muslim students.
Students in a Narathiwat district were outraged by an insurgent attack in their area, which had been relatively free of violence until now.
Indonesia is aiming to bring provinces beyond Java and Bali online at a brisk rate.
Misinterpreting their own religion, militants appear to believe that Islam sanctions armed theft.
Religious leaders say the annual holiday is a time to reflect on core Buddhist values, including non-violence and tolerance for others, while a Muslim cleric voices hope that tensions in Burma will subside.
A Muslim youth group lent its support to an anti-smoking demonstration organised in Jakarta last week.
Police are using Facebook to increase public awareness about the law and cyber-crime, and to foster a closer relationship with citizens.
Bangladesh and Thailand have often been favoured destinations for criminals seeking to evade arrest or prosecution in India. That could become harder, however, because of new extradition treaties signed with both nations.
Religion, economic opportunity and relative stability are big draws for Muslims from other parts of the world, particularly those that have endured conflict.
Indonesian courts still need technical details on how to carry out blocking of funds, a top legal official says.
Critics of a new bylaw say Acehnese authorities are undermining the region's rich culture by imposing restrictions on a traditional dance of welcome.
Don't allow homecoming extremists to import their brand of jihad from Syria, cleric warns.