Fresh clashes involving members of the hardline group are cementing its reputation for thuggery, locals say.
Malaysia is host to over two million Indonesians workers. Their remittance income is a major boost to the country's economy.
Reports suggest thousands of civilians – mostly women and children – died as a result of chemical weapons unleashed by the Assad regime.
Eight years after a historic accord brought conflict to an end, residents of Aceh anticipate further improvements in development, living conditions and social welfare.
Some candidates in Aceh are reporting threats and intimidation, ahead of the 2014 vote. Will political passions lead to election violence?
A village in western Bali pioneers e-voting in Indonesia as it chooses its village chief.
Sabang-Merauke teaches Indonesian students of different backgrounds and faiths the importance of diversity in Indonesia.
Studies about the regional bloc are now becoming an important subject for many universities in Indonesia as members prepare a road map to the ASEAN Economic Community to be launched in 2015.
Pakistan's animated superheroine fights for justice, peace and education for all – thrilling viewers.
After prolonged debates over alcohol bans, the Supreme Court rules local governments have the jurisdiction to do so.
Despite strict regulation, a spate of deadly shootings has gripped the nation.
Muslims of the Saphan Ruam Community will soon have their own mosque, built on land provided by the Thai government.
Greeting cards are an old-fashioned way to wish family and friends a happy Idul Fitri. These days, many Indonesians prefer to use smart phones and social media.
Leaders preach love, unity and kindness to the faithful on the biggest Muslim festival.
Local authorities in the Deep South work to help facilitate Islamic religious observances, including Idul Fitri celebrations and the Hajj pilgrimage.
The bombs that exploded at Ekayana Buddhist Centre in Jakarta were a "cheap provocation" and a poor way to demonstrate empathy for the Rohingya Muslims of Burma, officials and clerics say.
So far, Jakarta has extended religious and educational outreach to the Deep South, and is willing to provide further assistance if needed, officials and experts say.
Magazines targeting young Muslim women have been very popular in Indonesia for the last few years, riding the growth of the Muslim fashion industry.
The number of people who have died on the road while returning home has been increasing and is concerning. "Is it necessary?" a cleric asks.
Muslim organisations are lauding the move by the country's National Police, although some have expressed concerns about separation of religion and state.
Calls for the government to dissolve the Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) grow louder after an FPI vehicle speeding from a vice raid strikes and kills an elementary school teacher.
A prominent advocate of peace in the Deep South is gunned down in Pattani, further marring a truce agreed on with the Barisan Revolusi Nasional (BRN).
Jakartans welcomed the chance to shop, mingle and break their fast out of doors. For vendors, it was an opportunity to reach new customers.
Sinta Nuriyah Wahid delivers a message of tolerance during Ramadan, saying Muslims and non-Muslims must be united for a peaceful Indonesia.
The fate of four young Muslim women suddenly disqualified from a beauty pageant has grabbed headlines and sparked debate in Malaysia.
Concerned that extremists might try to mar the festivities by launching a violent attack across Indonesia, police are mounting a special security operation to safeguard Idul Fitri.
Don't allow homecoming extremists to import their brand of jihad from Syria, cleric warns.