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Help for West Sumatera

Reliefing the victims and those affected by the natural disaster in West Sumatera-Indonesia Read More »

US builds emergency hospital in Padang

Hospital Padang

An emergency hospital, built by a US humanitarian mission in the quake-hit West Sumatra capital of Padang to help provide medical treatment for survivors of the disaster, was inaugurated on Tuesday. Read More »

UN mobilizes relief aid for W Sumatra


The United Nations in association with the Indonesian government has provided relief aid for quake victims in West Sumatra, and coordinate humanitarian assistance from the international community. Read More »

Taufik Kiemas Becomes New Speaker of MPR

Taufik Kemas

Taufik Kiemas of the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle or PDI-P was elected chairman of the People's Consultative Assembly (MPR) for the 2009-2014 on Saturday. Read More »

Indonesia’s Carbon Emission Target Gets Positive Responses

Indonesian economic

Indonesia`s target of reducing carbon emissions by 26 percent in 2020 has received a positive response from countries participating in the just-concluded climate change talks in Bangkok, a spokesman said. Read More »

Norway Offers Condolences Over West Sumatra Quake

Erik Solheim

Norway's Environment and International Development Minister Erik Solheim has offered his country's condolences to the Indonesian people over the magnitude-7.6 earthquake that struck West Sumatra on September 30, 2009. Read More »

Indonesians to Celebrate Batik Day on October 2

Batik worn by the staffs of the Indonesian Embassy in Oslo

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has called on all Indonesians to wear batik on October 2, 2009 to celebrate UNESCO`s decision to include batik in its list of "Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity" items. Read More »