Jul 22, 2014 — Are rituals a sign of human irrationality? Commentator Tania Lombrozo turns to Egyptian pyramids, World Cup quirks and Indonesian birds to help explain why rituals sometimes actually work.
Jul 22, 2014 — The former furniture maker who entered national politics only two years ago won 53 percent of the vote. His rival, former Gen. Subianto, called the election unfair and undemocratic.
Jul 10, 2014 — In the wake of the highly contested presidential election in Indonesia, we look at the country's health and development profile.
Jul 10, 2014 — Most unofficial counts give Jakarta Gov. Joko Widodo a slight lead over his opponent, but authorities have cautioned against celebrating until a full tally is released in about 10 days.
Jul 9, 2014 — Jakarta Gov. Joko Widodo based his claim on early results, which have been accurate in the past. But his rival, Suharto-era Gen. Prabowo Subianto, is refusing to concede.
Feb 16, 2014 — The secretary of state spoke to a group of students in the capital, Jakarta, saying climate skeptics "are simply burying their heads in the sand."
Jan 3, 2014 — The December 2004 Asian tsunami left nearly a quarter of a million people dead. Indonesia's Aceh province was among the hardest hit. But nine years on, the province is home to a largely successful reconstruction effort, a peace deal between separatists and the government, and economic progress.
Dec 13, 2013 — NPR's Anthony Kuhn has lived in and covered Asia for the past two decades. He fielded questions about pollution in China, North Korean intrigue, the most fun he's had while reporting, his favorite Asian culinary discovery, and more during his Reddit Ask Me Anything.
Sep 30, 2013 — An international team compared sulfur and dust samples to determine that Samalas volcano on Indonesia's Lombok Island is the likely culprit.
Jul 8, 2013 — The Indonesian men caught a tiger cub in a snare meant for deer. Other tigers heard the cub's cries. One man died after his branch broke, tossing him to the ground, and the tigers attacked. The other five managed to hold out — and hold on — until help arrived.