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Iranian-Indonesian bilateral cooperation on nanotech

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Saeed Sarkar, Secretary General of INIC, in an interview with the Indonesian website Economy Okezone on Friday said, “INIC intends to introduce nanotechnology to many citizens of Indonesia as a Muslim country to balance Indonesian accomplishments with developed countries, such as the US and Germany”. Commenting that nanotechnology can solve many problems such as treatment high expenses and environmental pollution, Sarkar said, “Iranian researchers have developed a kind of medicine that can target cancerous cells or the tumor directly in a way that its implications won’t be like chemotherapy”. Saying that the anticancer drugs produced by Iran using nanotechnology are less expensive than cancer treatment in general, he added, “The Iranian drug that has already been exported to many countries can also be produced in Indonesia. Doing so, Indonesia can become the producer of this medicine in Easter Asia”.

King Salman, Syria crisis, and role of Indonesia

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The presence of the King Salman has attracted the attention of many parties. It can be liberated by the role of Saudi in the Indonesia society in education, economic, and culture. Indonesia–Saudi Arabia relations are particularly notable because Saudi Arabia is the birthplace of Islam, and Indonesia is home to the world’s largest Muslim population. However there is one thing missing from the media about the arrival of King Salman, namely the role of humanitarian diplomacy Arabia.

Saudi Arabia, Indonesia sign range of deals at start of King Salman's visit

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On the first day of his visit to Indonesia, King Salman signed a range of cooperation agreements. Among the several pacts King Salman and the Indonesian President Joko Widodo signed an agreement to take down trade barries and another one between state energy companies Saudi Aramco and Pertamina, which is expected to expand Indonesia’s biggest refinery. Moreover as the Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to Indonesia said on Tuesday, the two countries will cooperate to defeat terrorism, as military officers already do training in each other’s countries against Daesh militants. King Salman will also meet religious leaders, make a speech at paliament and visit Southeast Asia’a biggest mosque. The aim of Indonesia during Saudi’s visitt is to attract billions of dollars of investments from the kingdom besides building cultural and religious ties and promoting education.

Vessel of fire: 17 people still missing, 23 dead

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A search resumed on Monday for 17 people reportedly missing after a ferry fire off the coast of Indonesia’s capital that left at least 23 dead, officials said. The victims died on Sunday when the vessel, Zahro Express, carrying more than 260 people from a port near Jakarta to Tidung, a resort island in the Kepulauan Seribu chain, caught fire, officials said. Most of the passengers were Indonesians celebrating the New Year holiday, according to local media reports.

Coalition Forces in Iraq and Syria began to reclaim territories controlled by ISIS

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REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, Coalition forces in Iraq and Syria began to reclaim the territories controlled by ISIS. Mosul, a city that becomes ISIS defense center, is now overpowered by Iraqi forces. Previously, city of Dabiq, one of ISIS important city was seized by Syrian liberation forces supported by the Turkish military. Aleppo, ISIS defense city in Syria, has also been seized by Syrian troops. The seizure of Mosul, Aleppo, Dabiq and other areas is a sign of ISIS defeat.

Indonesia: police raid at a rented house in Setu, South Tengerang

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Indonesia Police chief General Tito Karnavian has said the police raid at a rented house in Setu, South Tangerang, was based on investigation of a suspected terrorist in Bekasi.  One was arrested alive and three others were killed in the raid by police anti-terror unit Densus 88 on a house in Babakan village, Setu sub-district, in South Tangerang, Banten province, near Jakarta at around 9 am on Wednesday.

Four people suspected of terrorism have been arrested

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Two terror suspects reportedly remain at large after the police arrested four people who they say had planned a suicide bomb attack on the State Palace in Central Jakarta, a police spokesman said on Sunday, Dec. 11.

Four people, including a female suicide bomber, were nabbed in three separate locations on Saturday afternoon accused of planning the brazen attack, which was going to be carried out during Car Free Day on Sunday morning. So far, the terror suspects are only identified by their initials, NS, AS, DYN and SY, a.k.a. Abu Izzah.

“Two other suspects are still on the run. And we may have more suspects depending on the ongoing investigation,” police spokesman Chief Comr. Awi Setiyono told a press conference in Jakarta as reported by state-run Antara news agency.

ISIS’ threat in Indonesia is increasing

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Indonesian Military Force (TNI) Commander General Gatot Nurmantyo revealed that the threat of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is increasing in Indonesia. The terrorist group from the Middle East have targeted the Southern Philippines to be the headquarters of the Southeast Asia Region. This area was close to Indonesia, especially Poso in Sulawesi and Tarakan in Kalimantan.

200,000 conservative Muslims rallied peacefully against minority Christian governor

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At least 200,000 conservative Muslims rallied peacefully in the Indonesian capital on Friday in the second major protest against its minority Christian governor, who is being prosecuted for alleged blasphemy. President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, a political ally of the governor who angered hard-liners by being out of the city during their first protest, unexpectedly went to the national monument to join Friday prayers with the sprawling crowd. He called for protesters to leave peacefully. They cheered and then broke into chants calling for Gov. Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja’s arrest, but later, people streamed peacefully out of the area and marched to a major traffic circle before dispersing.

President of Indonesia postponed his visit to Australia

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Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Saturday postponed his visit to Australia on Saturday after violence erupted at a mass rally against a Christian mayor accused of insulting Islam. Widodo had planned to use his Nov 6 to 8 visit to Australia to cement improving ties, with a focus on economic and maritime cooperation and efforts to counter Islamist militancy.

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