Religious Affairs Minister Suryadharma Ali quits amid investigation into alleged corruption.
Authorities across the archipelago are arresting suspected crystal meth and marijuana smugglers, while trying to counter growing drug addiction.
Central government still has to approve controversial bylaw, which has drawn criticism in Aceh.
Two policemen hailed as heroes after saving lives of two small children.
Investors, students and holiday-makers affected by policy that targets criminals.
A village in southern Thailand's Narathiwat Province reels from the slaying of three brothers as they returned home from evening prayers at their mosque.
Sigit Indrajid and three others were convicted separately under Indonesian anti-terrorism laws.
The international syndicate smuggled in Rp.12 billion ($1.01 million) worth of methamphetamine pills, crystal meth and meth powder, Indonesian authorities say.
Relatives rejoice and local officials urge the former inmates to use their freedom to develop the country.
Local authorities say fans attacked them when they arrived to shut down a late-night concert. Some in the area, however, accuse the sharia enforcers of arrogance.
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.
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.
Police are using Facebook to increase public awareness about the law and cyber-crime, and to foster a closer relationship with citizens.
Indonesia's military promises transparency and justice after confirming that rogue soldiers carried out shocking prison murders in Yogyakarta.
A court hands down stiff sentences for two men who assisted acts of terrorism in the lead-up to Aceh gubernatorial elections in 2012.
The fight against drug abuse requires co-operation and information-sharing from stakeholders at multiple levels.
The new legislation will help authorities crack down on those who raise funds for extremist activities.
Horrified locals decry the assassination as harmful to Islam, while teachers warn that the ongoing violence is harming students' education.
Residents in the city are nervous to learn that a man on trial for a string of bombings in September 2011 squeezed through a prison window and disappeared.
The college-educated mother of two is accused of offering thousands of women to high-paying clients throughout Indonesia.
As Thailand's Queen Sirikit marks her 80th birthday, prisoners benefit from a Royal Pardon.
Young men and women have become torch-bearers for the prevention and eradication of corruption.
A drug bust earlier this week could help investigators unravel the shadowy nexus between Deep South insurgents and smuggling rackets.
Passing off fake banknotes can seem like an easy way to gain free services, but police warn that the consequences can be harsh.
Thailand's southern prisons are making changes to be more sensitive to its Muslim inmates, who form a majority in that part of the country.
While some criticise the sentence as too light, others say Umar Patek has shown sincere remorse and can help persuade others from making the mistake that he did.
The arrests are a blessing to the people of Maluku, a local religious leader says.
Insisting that his role was minor and that he was remorseful over the devastation, Bali suspect Umar Patek pleads for a light sentence.
Terror attacks which damaged the Bali economy may have forced some into the drug trade, despite stiff penalties.
Umar Patek, on trial for his alleged role in Indonesia's deadliest terror attack, said he was sorry "from the bottom of my heart".
Bali bombing suspect Umar Patek was concerned that violence against civilians went against Islamic teachings and created a bad image for Muslims, according to a fellow militant who testified at his trial.
A witness at the trial of Umar Patek said extremists have taken the lives of innocent Muslims and are undermining Islam.
Responding to last week's ransacking of an Ahmadiyah mosque, Indonesian authorities warn that violence will not be tolerated.
A former immigration officer who approved Umar Patek's passport said no red flags came up in his application.
Traffickers believed linked to insurgents in southern Thailand planned to move a massive drug shipment during the Songkran holiday, police say.
Fake currency notes are as old as currency itself, but Malaysia is making the most of technology to stay ahead of the crime as much as possible.
The attacks that killed 202 also dealt a massive blow to the region's economy, Balinese officials said Thursday.
The arrest of a deputy governor's son in Indonesia shines a spotlight on increased use of cyberspace to conduct drug deals.
Two former associates of alleged Bali bomb maker Umar Patek testified that funds from al-Qaeda paid for the Mitsubishi used in the lethal 2002 attack.
Suspects used travel agency airport privileges to sneak drugs through customs, authorities say.
As ivory seizures reach an all-time high, attitudes about the illegal trade in elephant tusks are slowly changing in Malaysia.
At some point during his university days, Pepi Fernando's life took a dark turn.
A UN narcotics report warns Indonesia and Thailand over spiralling ecstasy and meth abuse and production.
Defence contends that Umar Patek was not part of the Bali terror plot, although he admits to manufacturing the explosives used.
The "godfather" of terror attacks in Indonesia has managed to avoid the heavy penalties borne by his disciples. With Monday's ruling, however, he faces 15 years behind bars.
In the days before attempting to carry out bomb attacks in Thailand's capital, three of the suspects allegedly partied with sex workers in the resort town of Pattaya.
Prosecutors hope Umar Patek will provide valuable information on Jemaaah Islamiyah and other terrorist networks active in Southeast Asia.
Drug smuggling and substance abuse continue to plague Indonesia despite stiff sentences levied against offenders.
The new law calls for death penalty for terrorism financing.
Many were surprised Malaysia's recent arrest of a member of the East African terror group.