A beloved tradition, dating back to the sixth century, unites Acehnese from all backgrounds in a spirit of gratitude.
Conservationists say better stewardship of Bali's natural assets will not only save species but help sustain the tourist economy and the jobs it provides.
Authorities warn of a dangerous trend that has migrated from Afghanistan to Solo to Poso.
The Ramadan truce in Thailand's Deep South is shaken again as two female teachers – both of them Muslim – die in an apparent insurgent bombing.
Concerns are high following the escape of four terrorists affiliated with a cell that has carried out killings and bank robberies. The men are likely to reconnect with their former associates in order to carry out more attacks, authorities warn.
Disrespectful behaviour by a spokesman for the Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) shows the vigilante group's true colours, Muslim leaders say.
This year, Ramadan is a time of both faith and fandom for footballers in Jakarta, as the English Premier League teams come to town.
Many are hopeful that the 40-day truce during Ramadan agreed upon by the Thai government and the BRN will be a harbinger of long-term peace.
For the second year in a row, Jakarta sent observers to southern Philippines as part of an international contingent monitoring ceasefire between the rebels and government troops.
A first-of-its-kind initiative launched by a Malaysian benefactor is teaching Deep South girls important lessons about teamwork and confidence through sport.
Through their films, the students battle perceptions that pesantrens promote terrorism, and forcefully demonstrate that santris can be creative in making films, not in "assembling bombs".
On its anniversary, Jakarta sent a message of unity as it welcomes everyone to be part of its unique character.
Young volunteers from Malaysia and Thailand are doing their best to help children orphaned by violence in the Deep South receive proper education.
TVRI is widely criticised for airing footage of a Hizbut Tahrir leader rejecting democracy, religious freedom and nationalism.
A former bomb-maker and weapons smuggler is now an ambassador of peace.
The annual fires negatively impacted its neighbours, but this year, Jakarta has won praise for its swift response.
Month-long outreach helps thousands of addicts and helps prevent more societal problems.
From steamed pizza to spa experiences, the annual exposition offered plenty of halal options and demonstrated Thailand's vigorous presence in the global halal market.
Assembled Muslim leaders "plead with one and all" to ensure a peaceful Holy Month
Local religious and political leaders say the proposed laws are right for Acehnese society, but some are raising human rights concerns, objecting to what they describe as a form of torture and discriminatory.
Indonesia calls for co-operation in securing and settling the region's multiple, complex borders.
Bali has a leading role in the emerging international Hindu community, which has embraced interfaith unity as a cardinal principle.
Insurgent violence has prevented the troubled southern provinces of Thailand from reaping the full economic benefit of the rubber trade. A planned new industrial park could help change that.
The government says it will follow through on a pledge of trimming car prices, which is expected to inject fresh momentum into the economy and create more employment opportunities for the local people.
Don't allow homecoming extremists to import their brand of jihad from Syria, cleric warns.