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Indonesia court mulls blasphemy law

JAKARTA Indonesia - (APINTL) Hundreds of Indonesian police deployed to the constitutional court Monday as judges read their verdict on a controversial blasphemy law that if overturned, would open the door for new religions and sects to worship freely in the world's largest Muslim-majority country...

Indonesia court upholds blasphemy law

JAKARTA Indonesia - (AP) Indonesia's constitutional court upheld a controversial blasphemy law Monday that critics say limits religious freedom in the world's largest Muslim-majority country, ruling that the law is vital to religious harmony. The 1965 law was challenged by a coalition of rights...

As they fold, Indonesia garment makers blame China

JAKARTA, Indonesia - (AP) Mufardi Rusli's neighbors hunch over tables covered in brightly colored fabric, the whirring of their sewing machines echoing across his Jakarta neighborhood. For Rusli, the sound is a bitter reminder of the $2 line of jackets that bankrupted him, costing him a garment business...

Indonesia takes US ban on clove cigarettes to WTO

GENEVA - (AP) Indonesia on Tuesday asked the World Trade Organization to investigate whether U.S. tobacco control laws are illegally preventing imports of clove-flavored cigarettes to the United States. Jakarta said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's ban on manufacturing, importing, marketing...